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Last 2014 GT500 conv. to be auctioned @ Hot August Nights


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Maybe we forget sometimes how well we do it in these times, performance-wise. With the new 2015 Mustang coming online in the next (few?) months, we'll see the end of the fastest GT500/Mustang ever built. (But what comes next?) to that end, the last 2014 GT500 'vert will be auctioned off for charity @ the upcoming Hot August Nights ...

 

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1086052_ford-to-auction-off-last-2014-shelby-gt500-convertible-for-charity

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I think that is because you are buying an allotment. Not a car as of yet cause you can still order them. Kind of like when they sold the " first" 07. They didn't have the actual car to sell

 

I would agree with you that the last GT500 vert has not been built yet so in some ways you could call it buying an allotment but why preface it with the word "Retail" why wouldn't you just say the last GT500 convertible?

 

My thoughts are there are going to be other 2014 GT500 convertibles built after this B-J convertible "allotment" car. Ford could technically build another dozen convertibles after this B-J allotment and as long as they are not sold in a retail Ford dealership they've covered their rear. And which car really has the extra value, the last retail car or the last convertible to roll off the assembly line? Most people would agree that the last car to come off the assembly line would be more unique than the last "retail sold" car.

 

Lets look at it this way which car would collectors value more, the very last 1970 Shelby to roll of the assembly line in 1970 or the last Shelby to be sold new (retail) in say 1971 after sitting on the dealers lot for a year? My experience has shown that when it comes to talking about the "last car" it has always been accepted for that to mean off the assembly line.

 

Steve

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I missed the Saturday night auction on SpeedTv, did they show who the high bidder was?

 

Also just noticed this in the auction description on B-J's website:

 

The winning bidder can choose any interior, exterior and stripe color available for their new Shelby, making this a one-off factory custom car.

 

If correct that should help the cars collectibility as I'm still not sold on the "last retail" part being worth much.

 

So with that in mind whats the most unique paint/trim/stripe color combo that can be put together?

 

Steve

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I can't remember the guys name, but he buys lots of cars at BJ. He's the older heavy set gentleman who always wears bib overalls and has a cane. Looks more like a farmer than a car collector. (I can say that about the farmer part since I are one!) :hysterical:

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I missed the Saturday night auction on SpeedTv, did they show who the high bidder was?

 

Also just noticed this in the auction description on B-J's website:

 

The winning bidder can choose any interior, exterior and stripe color available for their new Shelby, making this a one-off factory custom car.

 

If correct that should help the cars collectibility as I'm still not sold on the "last retail" part being worth much.

 

So with that in mind whats the most unique paint/trim/stripe color combo that can be put together?

 

Steve

 

I would think a 2014 GHIG GT500 vert w/black or white stripes (depending on preferred seat color) would be unique. Similar to SAI's GT350 show car...

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