It's a free country, which is a great thing, so dealers can price them as they choose and buyers can choose to pay or not pay. That being said, I'm with you Norton on this. I'll wait it out.I'm a car guy who has the disposable income, but I will NEVER pay more than MSRP for ANY vehicle. If I wanted one of these, I'd wait for all the idiots to sate profiteering dealers and get one when prices descend from the stratosphere. (That ADM easily funds many other priorities.) Since I have no desire for one of these, I'm awaiting delivery of the new Z06 that I got optioned the way I want (no Golden Ticket required), for thousands under MSRP (no ADM paid), expected within the next week. I don't have a Garage Mahal, but the new toy will fit nicely, tucked-in above/below the Shelby.
No offense taken, but I think you misunderstand.I don’t think we’re in the same disposable income range Norton. I said fu levels of money.
The range I would need to be in to pay that price are the same ones of guys that have garages full of cars. You may have the money to afford it Norton, but I’ve never seen you post anything that would suggest your income is at a true disposable level, no offense.
My thoughts, exactly!...a Z06 and a GT500 -- the best of both worlds!!!
No misunderstanding whatsoever. My disposable income levels and views are different than yours. Does that make me stupid? I dare say it doesn’t. So who should be offended now?No offense taken, but I think you misunderstand.
You said "If I had the disposable income, I would buy [a 2020 GT500 for $156K]." I said, "I'm a car guy who has the disposable income..." I never claimed to have "F-you money," but I certainly could have bought a new GT500, including this one. I simply don't want one.
Squandering $156K on a car that's worth 1/2 to 2/3 of that pie-in-the-sky price is stupid, not matter how much money one has. I'd spend the difference on something else I want or donate it charity and take it as a write-off. One doesn't need "F-you money" to figure this out.
My thoughts, exactly!
Welcome to the forum! Thanks for engaging in the conversation.156k is crazy.. my work has an allocation (thats unspoken for) for 10k above sticker. Couldnt imagine paying 156k.
Your 2014 is an amazing and beautiful car Dave! There are always nicer/newer “toys” that get attention, but at some point we have to be satisfied with the toy we have. I did this with my 2011 when the 13/14s came out and I’m still doing this with my 2010 F150 with all of the new shiny trucks that have followed. You have one hell of a machine you can take out for fun... you are a fortunate guy!I figure there are cars that cost as much or more that cannot do as much as this Shelby. Now as a teacher I could teach for the next several years, not pay one bill, never eat, become homeless, and divorced and then I could afford to rent one in Vegas some day.
However, if I had the money to spend on a car of this value, why not? It is a rare item, brings happiness to those who are as obsessed as some of us and honestly, it is a beautiful car that is going to compete with a lot of exotics for a lot less.
I was over the moon to be able to get my '14, which I hopefully am getting back today after filing a claim the 24th of October. It has been too long since I have seen may baby. I cannot imagine what it is like for those of you waiting to get a new one. I hope everyone enjoys their new ride!
oh absolutely agreed! The fact it was in an "accident" now allows me to not worry about the collectibility value and all of that crap. Now I can drive it like I stole it and just have fun w/o worry. I love the car, color, and the fact that I have students who want to know more about it and now know what a Shelby is...not a Cobra.Your 2014 is an amazing and beautiful car Dave! There are always nicer/newer “toys” that get attention, but at some point we have to be satisfied with the toy we have. I did this with my 2011 when the 13/14s came out and I’m still doing this with my 2010 F150 with all of the new shiny trucks that have followed. You have one hell of a machine you can take out for fun... you are a fortunate guy!