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Guys, I've just joined the forum and I'm in the UK considering a 2014 GT500

 

I've recently had a brief test drive in a new 2014 Deep Impact Blue with white stripes and it is a lovely car and I'm interested, however if I'm going to take the plunge then the color has to be right for me,

 

I really love the look of Grabber Blue with black stripes, but the UK specialists are telling me to avoid like the plague for future resale value as it's an unloved color and could be worth considerably less come resale time. Indeed these specialists would offer circa $20k less to buy a grabber blue into stock than say a black, red, deep impact blue after only 1 year!!!

 

But, I just bloody love the look of the Grabber Blue with black. There are 2 new 2014 models in the US dealer network, so will be a potential to import one, but as I've never seen one in the flesh, then just wanted to ask the community for your views, and indeed please post any pics of your actual Grabber Blue's to help me make my mind up.

 

Thanks in advance for any comments.

 

Cheers

 

Terry

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I can't really comment on the car market in your country, but over here I've never heard of a color effecting resale that much. Sure there are some cases in which a particular color may be more desirable then others and possibly add some value, but resale value is going to come down to what somebody is willing to pay for a car. If you really want a Grabber blue car, chances are that there's somebody else out there who will want a Grabber blue car if and when it's time for you to sell and their choices will be limited. I say get what you want :shrug:

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Personal taste and options.......

 

When I decided to buy, I knew I wanted a Grabber with SVTPP, low miles, electronics package, Ford Certified Used Car.......

 

took a couple months, and ended up buying in Ohio, and I am in California. I have never looked back.

 

Do not pay attention to others. They are not going to make your car payment for you. If you want Grabber, BUY IT. If you want Red, BUY IT. Period.

 

Mike

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Cheers. Mike - I hear what you say, but the market is very limited over here in the UK. Having never owned a left hand drive before, I can't honestly say if I'll get along with it for day to day work. Should be ok, but it is a big risk and the reality is that if I wanted a change after a year then I'd have to get very lucky to find a buyer for a Grabber Blue car or realistically a specialist Mustang dealer will screw me over on the price.

 

I usually let my heart rule my head with car purchases, but I may have to be a bit more sensible this time, lol. Still gonna be an epic car whatever the color :)

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If they're offering 20k less for a car you like its a bj brainer. Col or doesn't really affect new car prices. Only in rare older muscle cars dies it really matter. Verts get mire .money on resale sandy springs Ford had s gb vert

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Terry,

 

For what one invests (fiscally and emotionally) to get into one of these beasts, absolutely no outside voice counts. The only thing that matters is how you feel each time you light her off and hit the road. Your car, your call.

Enjoy it, shipmate.

 

All the best,

Quinn

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I have a Grabber Blue Boss 302 and I love the color. Its one of the reason why I bought the car. Look at it this way if you Love the color so will someone else. I wouldn't listen to anybody that is trying to deter you from buying something you like and can afford. I doubt you will sell the car once you own it. A lot of Shelby and Boss owners keep their cars for many years.

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If you said pink w/yellow stripes I would probably say not the right combo - but who cares what others think - Buy your dream car - it is YOURS and

there is a lot of people who have the same taste you do. again we only live once and not forever - enjoy today and don't worry about tomorrow.

I have the DIB w/white and get a lot of comments

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terrybGT3,

 

Welcome to Team Shelby and congrats on what appears to be your future GT500. The 13/14's are absolute beasts. You won't be disappointed. If you're right handed, the left hand drive will be an easy transition. As far as color, it's what YOU like. Don't mind your Dealer. If they only had a GB - and you wanted a DIB, they'd offer you $20k less in a year for it. They're sales driven, and most aren't enthusiasts. Best of luck whatever you decide!

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Are you seriously buying a car to SELL it?

 

Because that's really what you're saying.

 

I pretty much agree with everyone else here. If you want a GB/black car, BUY IT. I have heard of a color affecting resale. For instance, on a Mercedes Benz, Silver is more valuable than any other color. Same with a Nissan GTR (Silver costs you $3000 more when you buy new). However I have never heard of the color being a factor for a Mustang (V-6, GT or GT500).

 

I purchased my 2010 GT500 *solely* based on the color combo. I had a 1970 Pontiac Trans-Am that was White with a blue stripe (Pontiac only had 2 colors in '70, White/blue or Blue/white). I'm one of those "the grass is always greener" kind'a guys and I always wanted a BLUE TA with a white stripe. So when it came time to buy another toy, I started searching for a Blue (Kona or Vista) Blue car with a white stripe. Not silver, not black but WHITE.

 

I happened to find *exactly* what I was looking for (options and all) at the dealership just a couple of miles from my home. I bought it and love it.

 

But I"m not at ALL considering resale value because I don't have any intention of ever selling it. And if I did, I'd lose my ass because of the natural depreciation that most ALL cars see.

 

The only thing I would do different if I were to do it all over again is buy a USED GT500 and let the original owner take the hit on depreciation. That way, if I HAD to sell it (who knows?) I would at least come close to breaking even. That ain't gonna happen with a new car. Well, not unless you can hold on to it for 40 of 50 years and then the upkeep on it will eat any 'profit' you thought you'd make (maintenance, registration, insurance, storage/garage, etc. etc. etc.).

 

 

Phill

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I have DIB and absolutely love it. Yes it shows the dust but most dark colors do. Honestly I like the gt500 all available colors. Thank God Ford decided not to offer GHIG. Ugh..

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Thanks Guys, appreciate all your comments. I need to spend more time considering one of these, unfortunately the place I want to but from is about 500 miles away, in Scotland. I may have to organise another "business trip", lol :)

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All the GT500 colors are great in my opinion. Go with what you like not what the "experts" say who sound like they don't know what they are talking about. Personally I have had the GB with Black on a Boss and it looked great...on the GT500 I bought a used 2013 GB and White with 1200 miles. I based the decision on the options, miles and price, which were more important to me than the color, but I am very happy with it.

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Guys, I've just joined the forum and I'm in the UK considering a 2014 GT500

 

I've recently had a brief test drive in a new 2014 Deep Impact Blue with white stripes and it is a lovely car and I'm interested, however if I'm going to take the plunge then the color has to be right for me,

 

I really love the look of Grabber Blue with black stripes, but the UK specialists are telling me to avoid like the plague for future resale value as it's an unloved color and could be worth considerably less come resale time. Indeed these specialists would offer circa $20k less to buy a grabber blue into stock than say a black, red, deep impact blue after only 1 year!!!

 

But, I just bloody love the look of the Grabber Blue with black. There are 2 new 2014 models in the US dealer network, so will be a potential to import one, but as I've never seen one in the flesh, then just wanted to ask the community for your views, and indeed please post any pics of your actual Grabber Blue's to help me make my mind up.

 

Thanks in advance for any comments.

 

Cheers

 

Terry

I would say those dealers don't know what they are talking about. color won't affect resale value, there will always be someone who wants a shelby and likes that particular color combo if you ever decided to sell.

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If value is determined by rarity, then Grabber Blue is your color! It is the lowest volume color for 2014. I love the color myself. I wanted white with blue stripes because I love the white cars; however, my 2014 was a cancelled special order that I couldn't refuse. It became the inside out color of the 2012 I traded for it. That said, buy what makes you happy, not what you can resale. My philosophy in my cars is that they will never be worth more than I paid in my lifetime, so why not enjoy them? Any future value might be enjoyed by my son unless he is car crazy like me as an adult, then they will be priceless.

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If value is determined by rarity, then Grabber Blue is your color! It is the lowest volume color for 2014. I love the color myself. I wanted white with blue stripes because I love the white cars; however, my 2014 was a cancelled special order that I couldn't refuse. It became the inside out color of the 2012 I traded for it. That said, buy what makes you happy, not what you can resale. My philosophy in my cars is that they will never be worth more than I paid in my lifetime, so why not enjoy them? Any future value might be enjoyed by my son unless he is car crazy like me as an adult, then they will be priceless.

Question; since the production numbers for the 2014's haven't been released yet, how do you know the grabber blue is the lowest production color for MY '14?

 

terrybgt3-

 

On a side note, I agree that purchasing one of these vehicles strictly based on the resale value of a paint color doesn't make a lot of sense. If someone likes grabber blue, deep impact blue, black, white, etc, then buy it. It just sounds like the person you were speaking with doesn't know what they're talking about.

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Question; since the production numbers for the 2014's haven't been released yet, how do you know the grabber blue is the lowest production color for MY '14?

 

 

Here is the topic discussing it: http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/83183-2014-shelby-gt500-production/page-3

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I ordered grabber blue w/white stripes. I also added the glass roof since I wanted to break up all of the blue and I like the Boss roof from 12. With that said, I love the color combo and gets tons of compliments. You don't see GB every day and it really pops. I say go for it and don't look back!

 

Tom

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