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Shelby GT500 now limited to 500… err… I mean 5500 cars.

Posted in Ford, muscle cars, Mustang, Newsworthy, Shelby by MrAngry | July 16th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

2011 Shelby Mustang

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.

2011 Shelby Mustang

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.

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3 Responses

  1. Taylor says:

    Lets see……..a little math here

    247,852,253 – US population of driving age (CIA World Fact Book)

    divided by 5500 Shleby GT500’s

    equals 1 Shelby GT500 for every 45,064 people of driving age

    Seems pretty exclusive to me.

    The exclusivity that you allude to is not dead, it has just shifted to the Supercar/truely rare car market. If you want sub-500 excusivity you have to pay for it.

    The 5500 GT500’s offers some excusivity to those of us that live within the confines of non-disposable income streams.

  2. Metaliox says:

    The 03 and 04 Cobra Terminators are just as well of performers and can be had for easily 25 grand cheaper. Just as the writer stated it may say Shelby all over it but it definately doesnt make it exclusive or even special in opinion.

  3. shelbyG says: