Don’t ya’ just love exclusivity and the feeling of owning something special. Say for instance you happen to own a one-of-one HEMI Cuda for example, now that would be something to be proud of. Or say you have a one-of-ten 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350, that too would be something to talk about. Exclusivity nowadays has a whole new meaning for both the manufacturer and the people who buy the cars. Carroll Shelby for example used to make cars that meant something in the automotive world. They were true rolling collectibles that from the get go had an aura of greatness about them.
Nowadays though that aura is gone and has been unfortunately replaced by standard issue corporate greed. For example, when the first group of GT500s came out in 2005 people snapped them up thinking they were exclusive, but only to find out later that they were really just a production machine with some bolt-on’s, Yes they were more powerful and the yes they said “Shelby” everywhere there was free space, but at the end of the day their is nothing really exclusive about them. Now it seems that Ford is trying to reignite the “exclusivity” factor by ONLY offering 5500 cars. Did you read that correctly, I said ONLY 5500 cars, which according to Ford, means that they’re something special. Ladies and gentleman exclusivity is dead and there isn’t even going to be a funeral.