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Absolutely the baddest Shelby ever designed. A modern interpretation on the Daytona Coupe. I believr there were 3 made. This polished aluminum, a silver one w gray stripes, and a blue one w white stripes. I'm holding out hope that this makes production someday.

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Absolutely the baddest Shelby ever designed. A modern interpretation on the Daytona Coupe. I believr there were 3 made. This polished aluminum, a silver one w gray stripes, and a blue one w white stripes. I'm holding out hope that this makes production someday.

was there three built, or one that was repainted a couple of times...... :hysterical:

 

seriously tho... that is one bad looking, sweet ride! :drool:

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I had a chance to check the gray prototype at the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Hawaii when it was featured on a special stage. I assisted with moving it after the show closed. It had no engine or drive train or interior. Very light. The doors did not open. To turn the front wheels, the logo on the Ford rear was flipped open and a socket wrench was used to turn a nut that moved the front wheels.

 

The engineer said that Ford wanted the doors to be scissor type but the front bracing and wind shield design would not hold the weight. a full front end redesign was in progress when the plan was shelved.

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pretty sure this one had an engine, I know it had an interior.......at Carroll's 85th in Vegas......Jan 12 2008.....

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Man, that's just one AMAZING looking car. I wonder why Shelby and/or Shelby American didn't pursue it? I mean, I realize the cost to mfgr. it would be astronomical and probably even to complete it from concept to production (design wise)...but DAMNNNNN, that's sweet looking.

 

I know Mercedes Benz had a big problem with their new Gull-wing doors in that when the car went upside down, the occupants were trapped in the car. The came up with some sort of system that blows the doors off (LITERALLY) in the event of a turtle. I wonder if that was a issue with the GR-1 as well (MBZ has a TON of money so it's not like THAT was going to stop them!).

 

 

Phill

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Rumors persist that this will come back as the Ford "halo" car to be the next Ford GR

 

Been rumored for a long time but nothing ever happened

 

 

Hmmmm. I have also heard a pretty strong rumor (from a very reliable source) of a car that will be the next "Ford GT" in a similar, 2 year build process (basically a FGT Gen.II).

 

I wonder.....

 

 

 

Phill

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Hard to believe that was 5 years ago..................

 

 

If I remember wasn't it powered by a 427ci V10? That would be an awesome motor!

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Here's where the non drive train show car was sold in 2011:

http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=MO11&CarID=r234

 

Here's the previous thread where we've been through all this before:

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/75267-who-owns-the-gr1-or-daisy-cobra-concept-where-is-it-kept/page__hl__daisy

 

At least one of the times. I think we've been through this a few times before.

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Absolutely the baddest Shelby ever designed. A modern interpretation on the Daytona Coupe. I believr there were 3 made. This polished aluminum, a silver one w gray stripes, and a blue one w white stripes. I'm holding out hope that this makes production someday.

 

 

I'm only aware of two full size prototypes; the full size clay mock up painted in silver with gray stripes, and the running protype in the polished metal body based on the same chassis as the 2004 Shelby Cobra concept.

 

I don't think either were ever painted blue with white stripes. I believe there was an 18th scale in that color scheme made by autoart.

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I'm only aware of two full size prototypes; the full size clay mock up painted in silver with gray stripes, and the running protype in the polished metal body based on the same chassis as the 2004 Shelby Cobra concept.

 

I don't think either were ever painted blue with white stripes. I believe there was an 18th scale in that color scheme made by autoart.

 

 

I have the blue and white stripe in 1/24 scale shows as 2005

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Definitely dead unless they put an Eco-Boost twin turbo V8 in it and price it way above what the Ford GT sold for. One of the best retro styling designs that still makes us drool and wish for its resuraction and sale.

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Definitely dead unless they put an Eco-Boost twin turbo V8 in it and price it way above what the Ford GT sold for. One of the best retro styling designs that still makes us drool and wish for its resuraction and sale.

 

 

The number I was given was "in the $200K range".

 

 

Phill

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The number I was given was "in the $200K range".

 

 

Phill

 

 

For that price it won't happen. Given the precedence set by the Ford GT, and with the new power plant requirements that far in the future (beyond 2016) it simply wouldn't be a compelling vehicle.

 

Imagine if Ford does take the GT350 token, and were to put out a car that had less power than the last GT500 for 1.5x the price. Won't fly.

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