JDB Posted April 12, 2012 Report Share Posted April 12, 2012 Hey guys, I hope you won't mind welcoming a new KR owner into your group. I'm really excited to have just purchased the car that I've been patiently wanting for a very long time. Since the first public appearences, I've wanted a 40th vista blue (my preference for blue coinidentally being the rarest color lengthened my search and wait for the right car). I cannot think of a better example of a balanced combination of design + engineering, especially when so properly executed in a retro style coupled with such historical lineage. My hats off to Ford for leading the way with retro and doing the better job compared to the Camaro and Challenger IMHO, and also to Shelby for taking it to the next level while so eloquently respecting and paying tribute to its historical roots. Although I can appreciate and respect the "collectors" out there who will keep their near-zero mileage beauties in climate-controlled garages for the next 30 years, my enjoyment will come with driving. I see a clear distinction between the "collector" value (i.e. usually coinciding with monetary value), and the "rarity" value, which inherently belongs to every single one of the limited-production and historically significant GT500KR's (regardless of the odometer reading). IMHO the enjoyment of my life is infinity more important than the future collector value, so I personally will find the most enjoyment with driving it. The very first thing I did when it came off the trailer was to take my wife and kids for a drive, and they were having a blast because they've never experienced such a fun car. Props to Ed Barnes at Capital Ford in Raleigh (forum member roush1486) for a very smooth transaction. I've updated the registry with my info, and looking forward to seeing what KR parts are still available from Shelby. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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