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StangsUnleashed is reporting that Ford has told its dealers that SVT will produce 9,000 Shelby GT500 Mustangs, which is well above the anticipated 7,500 - 8,000 units we were expecting. Ford is on track with its timetable for production, so the GT500s are expect to reach dealers by the end of June. While Ford will wait until the last week of May to announce MSRP for the coupe and convertible, the GT500's marketing manager reportedly said it will be the only 500+ horsepower car in the world available for under $50,000.
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That's good,maybe they will start sequencing the Shelbys.
 

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Glad to see that they arent going to have an extremely limited production. Should be interesting to see what the dealers mark them up to. Should be even more interesting to hear the sales people say "Ford is only going to make a thousand of these" :D
 

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Glad to see that they arent going to have an extremely limited production. Should be interesting to see what the dealers mark them up to. Should be even more interesting to hear the sales people say "Ford is only going to make a thousand of these" :D
Read some of the other threads you will see they are already selling $5,000 to $100,000 over MSRP.
 

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What a waste. I can see some people paying a bit over sticker, but even $5k is too much.

Does anyone know how many 03 and 04 Cobras were produced?
 

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Kudos to you, 07 Shelby!! Until accidentally stumbling onto this site, I had sworn not to read or participate in any forums. There are simply too many illiterate and ignorant people on-line spewing inane and insane bias and opinions. Thank you for being an obviously reasonable and rational person who is well-informed and willing to retract mistakenly incorrect information, if necessary. With that said, I would like to address several forum subjects regarding the GT500 and other "fast stuff".

1) I love fast stuff! New or old...foreign or domestic...cars or motorcycles or boats or watercraft... I love fast stuff! Brand loyalty is admirable, but not when the negatives about everything but YOUR brand exceeds even your own positives for YOUR brand. Whatever your brand preference(s), all other brands are not junk!

2) I own fast stuff! Due to a personal financial success and a sizeable settlement from a near-fatal auto accident last year, I can afford to indulge my passion for fast stuff.
IN THE GARAGE:
1969 Camaro RS/SS - 396/325hp - White/Blue - Auto/Air
1968 Mustang - 429/370hp - Green/Black - Auto/Air
1969 Chevelle SS - 396/375hp - Gray/Black - Auto
1971 Charger R/T - 440/370hp - Gray/White - Auto
1970 Trans Am - 400/366hp RAIII - White/Black - 4Spd
1967 Riviera - 430/360hp - Red/Black - Auto/Air
2006 300C SRT8 - Black/Black - SRT Grps I & II/Sunroof/Kicker/Entertainment System
2006 Ford GT - Black/Black - Stripe Delete/McIntosh/BBS Wheels/Red Calipers
ON THE WAY:
Several more Muscle Cars from various manufacturers
2007 Porsche 911 Turbo (order pending)
2007 Mercedes SL65 AMG (order pending)
2007 BMW M6 (order pending)
2007 Viper SRT10 Coupe (when available)
2007 Corvette ZO6 - Black/Black - 2LZ/Nav Radio/Polished Wheels/Museum Delivery
2007 Shebly GT500 - Black/Black - Coupe/Both Stripe Deletes/Shaker 1000 Sirius/Interior Upgrade

3) I work hard to find good pricing on fast stuff!
300C SRT8: Many dealers were selling for MSRP or above, but I found this every-option unit in a small town dealership in North Carolina. It was well worth the road trip to buy it below invoice with half of hold-back included in the discount price of $44,505.

Ford GT: I found the car I wanted immediately (rare Black w/Stripe Delete), but not the price. After a couple weeks of stalling, $199,999 became $174,595. Two weeks later it was at MSRP of $161,595! SOLD!!!!

Corvette ZO6: After an extensive 4-month search of 60+ dealers, I found a dealer with a sold-out-for-2006 allocation, but received the first 2007 allocation - at MSRP!)

Shelby GT500: After contacting 40+ dealers who all seemed to think "Fair Market Value" was $20K over MSRP, I found a small-town dealer in another state (to remain anonymous until I take delivery!!!!) who wasn't initially going to order their single-unit allocation. After a brief talk with the owner, I received the allocation - at MSRP! Several months later, I received a call requesting my color and option preference to place the order. The order was entered on Good Friday, 04/14/06. I again confirmed the price at MSRP!

I have always done business as a "straight-up" guy with handshakes and mutual-word agreements. Each of the above transactions have taken place with no initial deposit or paperwork. I have the resources to pre-pay, if necessary; but I believe the key to success in finding MSRP pricing on high-demand limited-production vehicles is preparation in advance. Starting many months ahead of product availability is the key. My GT500 search began at the first glimpse of media coverage and included being on several "lists" at different dealers for many months. I didn't get the cars and prices I wanted because I have deep pockets and a strong credit rating. I got the cars and prices I wanted because I did my homework.

4) Sometimes you have to wait for fast stuff!
To the best of my understanding, the initial Job 1 production run will begin the first week of June and will fill the allocations of previous certified SVT dealers, and the subsequent production run will fill the President's Club allocations. Since my ordering dealer is neither, I expect to have to wait until possibly late 2007 for delivery of my GT500. It doesn't really matter, as long as it is at MSRP!

Thanks again, 07 Shelby. The "Shelby 10 Step" post (sounds sorta like a rehab program for us "speed" freaks, eh?) was incredibly helpful. I'll call my dealer to notify me of each step, if possible. Maybe we can correspond with VIN info and you can follow my car through the build.

Here's hoping everybody gets their GT500 at whatever price!!!!
 

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As per www.yellowmustangregistry.com, the Cobra production numbers for previous years are as follows:

2004 - 5,664
2003 - 13,476
2002 - 100 (All to Australia)
2001 - 7,251
2000 - None
1999 - 8,095
1998 - 8,654
1997 - 10,049
1996 - 10,005
1995 - 5,258
1994 - 6,009
1993 - 5,100

Cobra R:
1993 Red - 107
1995 White - 250
2000 Red - 300
 

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faststuff,
Thanks.I try to give as accurate info as possible.I really like your grocery list of cars.Takes me back to a simpler time.Oh, I,m glad you are ok.
 

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IN THE GARAGE:
1969 Camaro RS/SS - 396/325hp - White/Blue - Auto/Air
1968 Mustang - 429/370hp - Green/Black - Auto/Air
1969 Chevelle SS - 396/375hp - Gray/Black - Auto
1971 Charger R/T - 440/370hp - Gray/White - Auto
1970 Trans Am - 400/366hp RAIII - White/Black - 4Spd
1967 Riviera - 430/360hp - Red/Black - Auto/Air
2006 300C SRT8 - Black/Black - SRT Grps I & II/Sunroof/Kicker/Entertainment System
2006 Ford GT - Black/Black - Stripe Delete/McIntosh/BBS Wheels/Red Calipers
ON THE WAY:
Several more Muscle Cars from various manufacturers
2007 Porsche 911 Turbo (order pending)
2007 Mercedes SL65 AMG (order pending)
2007 BMW M6 (order pending)
2007 Viper SRT10 Coupe (when available)
2007 Corvette ZO6 - Black/Black - 2LZ/Nav Radio/Polished Wheels/Museum Delivery
2007 Shebly GT500 - Black/Black - Coupe/Both Stripe Deletes/Shaker 1000 Sirius/Interior Upgrade


Faststuff---how 'bout some pix of your cars so we can dream
:jawdrop:
 
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