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I bought my husband a used 2008 Shelby GT350 last year and did not understand the difference between the 500 and the 350 (I know next to nothing about cars). We are looking to sell it as we just never have to time to drive it and really don't have space for a 3rd car. Anyone have suggestions as to how to go about selling this car? It is excellent condition - but it seems like its going to be a pretty niche market to sell this particular model.

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I bought my husband a used 2008 Shelby GT350 last year and did not understand the difference between the 500 and the 350 (I know next to nothing about cars). We are looking to sell it as we just never have to time to drive it and really don't have space for a 3rd car. Anyone have suggestions as to how to go about selling this car? It is excellent condition - but it seems like its going to be a pretty niche market to sell this particular model.

Abrinkha, the Shelby GT350 did not return until the 2011 model year so you wouldn't have a 2008 Shelby GT350. I suspect you have a 2008 Shelby GT, take a look at the rocker stripes and the Shelby dash plaque, they should depict the Shelby GT model name. If they don't please email me your cars VIN number and I'll be glad to research this further for you.

 

When it comes to selling a Shelby GT you will receive the most exposure on websites like ebay or AutoTrader. Of course you could advertise it on Craigslist but unless you are experienced dealing with scammers and have patience for more no shows compared to people who actually show up to see your car I would advise against Craigslist.

 

You can also advertise the car on various enthusiast websites like Team Shelby but just like your local newspaper you are reaching a limited amount of potential buyers.

 

Whichever way you go, lots of photos, an accurate description and a reasonable price all will assist in the quickest sale possible.

 

Best of luck.

 

Steve

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My bet is she got a Shelby GT (many referred to the SGT as a "GT350" at the time)...

that or because as she stated, she knows nothing about cars and someone sold her a Mustang GT with an aftermarket GT 350 rocker stripe and a bunch of BS.
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During the GT500 era, many auto salesman incorrectly referred to the Shelby GT as a way of differentiating if from either the GT500 or a Mustang GT. I believe this was discussed on the TS Forum a number of times years ago. Very frustrating.\. This crops up now on a lot of Craigslist ads and used car sales. The Shelby GT is a great car in its own right and does not need to be misnamed. Steve's response is exactly right. :cool:

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that or because as she stated, she knows nothing about cars and someone sold her a Mustang GT with an aftermarket GT 350 rocker stripe and a bunch of BS.

 

 

I'm thinking that's exactly what happened.

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Funny how this woman came here looking for help and yet where is she? She should have replied well before now.

 

She might have got really discouraged seeing that there is no way she bought a GT350 and might have got ripped off. I feel for her because I have seen that happen before. Even around here, I've seen a few 07-09 Mustangs with a bunch of Shelby badges and GT350 rocker stripes. I just hope she is able to figure out exactly what she has and is able to sell it accordingly.

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During the GT500 era, many auto salesman incorrectly referred to the Shelby GT as a way of differentiating if from either the GT500 or a Mustang GT. I believe this was discussed on the TS Forum a number of times years ago. Very frustrating.\. This crops up now on a lot of Craigslist ads and used car sales. The Shelby GT is a great car in its own right and does not need to be misnamed. Steve's response is exactly right. :cool:

how do you think I came up with my user name.... :whistling:

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One of the guys in my club bought a Mustang last year that had GT500 striping, but it was just a Mustang GT, not even a Shelby. The previous owner just like the striping and stuff, but it wasn't sold as a GT500. He took all the striping off because he didn't want to have any misconceptions, or be accused of showing a fraud.

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One of the guys in my club bought a Mustang last year that had GT500 striping, but it was just a Mustang GT, not even a Shelby. The previous owner just like the striping and stuff, but it wasn't sold as a GT500. He took all the striping off because he didn't want to have any misconceptions, or be accused of showing a fraud.

you mean like this.....

 

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So sorry I didn't reply sooner! I actually thought that this linked to my email account and since I didn't get any emails - thought I didn't have responses. Just logged on to see how wrong I was - Thank you all so much for the responses - very helpful! I'll have to go back through and read the responses again and figure out what the best course of action is for us. :-)

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So sorry I didn't reply sooner! I actually thought that this linked to my email account and since I didn't get any emails - thought I didn't have responses. Just logged on to see how wrong I was - Thank you all so much for the responses - very helpful! I'll have to go back through and read the responses again and figure out what the best course of action is for us. :-)

I for one wish you luck, I hope someone didn't rake you over the coals and you're stuck with something you will never get your money back on. It's too bad you didn't know of this site when you were shopping for the car instead of selling it.

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So sorry I didn't reply sooner! I actually thought that this linked to my email account and since I didn't get any emails - thought I didn't have responses. Just logged on to see how wrong I was - Thank you all so much for the responses - very helpful! I'll have to go back through and read the responses again and figure out what the best course of action is for us. :-)

 

 

Can you post some pictures of it?

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The ShelbyGT is a real post title shelby built in Vegas when Carroll was still a big part of Shelby. If your husband wants just HP, then get the GT500, its really a Ford branded by Shelby. If the man himself is an influence on the decision, as in Carroll Shelby, keep the ShelbyGT and enjoy it. The GT500 is awesome, but in the end its a stock Ford vehicle. Someone may have already pointed this out, but never hurts to say it again! Keep the ShelbyGT!

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The ShelbyGT is a real post title shelby built in Vegas when Carroll was still a big part of Shelby. If your husband wants just HP, then get the GT500, its really a Ford branded by Shelby. If the man himself is an influence on the decision, as in Carroll Shelby, keep the ShelbyGT and enjoy it. The GT500 is awesome, but in the end its a stock Ford vehicle. Someone may have already pointed this out, but never hurts to say it again! Keep the ShelbyGT!

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Where the hell are the mods at to stop this, based off resent threads (like the '2016 Terlingula' update thread) the mods need to remove all post that have gotten off in the weeds (including mine!).

 

 

 

Good idea especially since one member went and erased all their posts, I agree this thread has become a mess.

 

Steven

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