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Jim Demmitt Jr
05-28-2008, 02:05 AM
2009 Shelby GT500KR Gets The Green Light For Production



Team Shelby - To compliment the one-thousand 2008 40th-Anniversary Edition Shelby GT500KR “King of the Road” Mustangs, Ford and Shelby Automobiles announce that an additional 746 units will be built for the 2009 model year to help meet worldwide demand of the supercar. Of that total, 571 units will be available for U.S. customers thus equaling the 1,571-unit production run of the original Shelby GT500KR. The remainder of the units will be for countries that did not receive 2008 models, including Canada.



“The response to this car has been overwhelming, so I’m glad we can share it with more Mustang enthusiasts,” said Carroll Shelby. “This car is really special to me and demonstrates that when Shelby Automobiles gets together with Ford SVT and Ford Racing, we can deliver a Mustang that will compete with the best in the world.”

Like the 40th-Anniversary limited edition, the 2009 Shelby GT500KR will feature a 540-hp 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack, 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, short-throw shifter, and unique suspension tuning. Exterior design draws inspiration from the classic Shelby KR Mustangs and features unique carbon composite hood, wheels, and unique striping.



The unique 40th Anniversary badging will only be featured on the 2008 special edition.

The Shelby GT500KR or “King of the Road” Mustang is the fourth limited-edition Mustang that Shelby Automobiles and Ford have brought to market since resuming their collaboration in 2001. It builds on the performance and success of the 500-horsepower Shelby GT500 – the most powerful production Mustang ever.

“If you drive a Shelby Mustang, you are part of something special: a 40-year history of legendary racing and street cars,” says Robert Parker, Ford Division Car marketing manager. “That’s what is driving interest in the GT500KR among enthusiasts around the world.”



Delivering the “King of the Road”
The 2008 Shelby GT500KR began production on Carroll Shelby’s 85th birthday on January 11 earlier this year. As production ramps up to launch, enthusiasts can expect to see the first GT500KRs arrive in dealers this spring.

Each Shelby GT500KR begins life as a GT500, built at AutoAlliance International Inc., in Flat Rock, Mich. From there, the cars are shipped to the Shelby Automobile facility in Las Vegas, where a Ford Racing Performance Pack, exhaust system and short-throw shifter are installed. The GT500KR also is fitted with unique body, chassis and interior components. Every GT500KR will be hand customized and delivered to each customer in an enclosed transporter, just like the legendary Ford GT.

The strong demand for the new Shelby GT500KR was recently demonstrated at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona where a one-of-a-kind version built with a glass-roof was auctioned off for charity. The GT500KR sold with a winning bid of $550,000, which went toward helping the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

dwayne
05-28-2008, 10:25 PM
here in VA,the dealor ship that get the shelby mustang has a $1.000.00 gas tax included in the price.they wont sell them,they auction the car,brings more money.

David Neibert
05-29-2008, 01:06 PM
I'd like to buy a GT500, but I refuse to pay an extra $10-15K in dealer markup.

David

Jim Demmitt Jr
05-29-2008, 09:27 PM
here in VA,the dealor ship that get the shelby mustang has a $1.000.00 gas tax included in the price.they wont sell them,they auction the car,brings more money.


Pap

My SVT 2000 Cobra R price was $100K the dealership owner we talked it over and bought it for $56K. This the same deal each dealership gets one to put on the showroom floor. On my SVT 2000 Cobra R only a few SVT ford dealerships got one and if you had enough BIG CASH you could buy it

A1cntrler
05-30-2008, 10:32 AM
Holy crap man. So what you are saying is you walked into the dealer to buy a 100k car, and didn't want to pay it, so you swindled the guy out of $44k?? I find that hard to believe. Most dealers won't even come off of the bogus $400 processing fee, let alone $44,000.00 just by "talking" to him.. If I were the dealer and you came in and offered me that amount on something I had listed for $100k, you would be walking right back out the door empty handed. If he could get 100k for it, then someone would come along that was willing to pay that.

Even thought the MSRP for this model was about $54,000, I doubt he would sell that car for a profit of $2k. He makes that selling a used Explorer every day.

Maybe you offered him some services in exchange for getting that price?? Heck, I may:eek: even do that for that car lol...

Personally I would rather have a 1993 Cobra R. Just a bigger fan of the Fox body than the newer curvy stang..

Want2LearnTBIRD
05-30-2008, 12:21 PM
Pap

My SVT 2000 Cobra R price was $100K the dealership owner we talked it over and bought it for $56K.

what part of the story are you leaving out, or are you just that .....?

Jim Demmitt Jr
05-30-2008, 09:24 PM
Holy crap man. So what you are saying is you walked into the dealer to buy a 100k car, and didn't want to pay it, so you swindled the guy out of $44k?? I find that hard to believe. Most dealers won't even come off of the bogus $400 processing fee, let alone $44,000.00 just by "talking" to him.. If I were the dealer and you came in and offered me that amount on something I had listed for $100k, you would be walking right back out the door empty handed. If he could get 100k for it, then someone would come along that was willing to pay that.

Even thought the MSRP for this model was about $54,000, I doubt he would sell that car for a profit of $2k. He makes that selling a used Explorer every day.

Maybe you offered him some services in exchange for getting that price?? Heck, I may:eek: even do that for that car lol...

Personally I would rather have a 1993 Cobra R. Just a bigger fan of the Fox body than the newer curvy stang..



My 2000 Cobra R we bought at Seramonte Ford the car was the dealership owners baby his son wanted him to sell it to make room for than 2003 Cobras. This 2000 Cobra R is one out of only 300 built. My dad talked to the owner beteen my dad and the owners son we bought it for $56K. Its a collectors car with only 30 miles on it If you go into my web page you will see it

MagpoweredSC
05-30-2008, 09:35 PM
I liked the 100th anniversary event at Ford where the SVT guys were doin burnouts with a 2000 R and beatin the living crap out of it. Jim you gotta drive that car. Tom Scarpello or O.J. Colletti would slap you if they knew that car only had 30 miles on it. If you wanted a model I gotta pretty nice Maitso 1:18th scale that does the same thing.

Jim Demmitt Jr
05-30-2008, 09:58 PM
I liked the 100th anniversary event at Ford where the SVT guys were doin burnouts with a 2000 R and beatin the living crap out of it. Jim you gotta drive that car. Tom Scarpello or O.J. Colletti would slap you if they knew that car only had 30 miles on it. If you wanted a model I gotta pretty nice Maitso 1:18th scale that does the same thing.


My plans

I want to take it to Laguna Seca for the SVT meet take a few laps on the track the last time it was out was Infinion thats where I put those miles on it. Its a neat car has a fuel cell air ducks to the brakes for cooling its built for racing. I had so many other things going on never had time to run it

CMac89
05-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Do you get paid to advertise on this site?

dwayne
05-30-2008, 11:10 PM
30 miles on it,i would keep it as low as possable,since the resto on my 71 the odometer has 5 miles on it.in my teen years,my dad had a 64 chevy impala with 3000 miles on it.he sold it to a dealer in Danville VA,30 miles from Martinsville.today it still sits in showroom roped off,with the original miles.i always dreamed to have that car.

MagpoweredSC
05-30-2008, 11:59 PM
After reading my post I sorta sounded like an ahole. I think low ultra low mile cars are neat but just not my thing. My dad sorta indoctrinated me with the belief of "whats the point of having it if you dont drive it?" It always awes people when they see him drive his 67 Gt-500 around as much as he does. He is almost sad in a way that the value of his "old mustangs" has gone up so much, your half afraid to drive them knowing they are worth more than my parents house. He used to drive them a lot more before the big boom in prices. He did get out the 69 Gt-500 convertible and took me and my cousins for a ride this year. I am tryin to convince him to let me take the 69 SCJ R Mach 1 drag pack car to the strip, since my bro and me bought him new tires for it last christmas. we'll see he's afraid I'll break it, the motor was built by the engine shop that built engines for Joe Amato back in the day but he never dyno'd it or took it to the strip to see what shes got. :rolleyes: The only thing i know is ive never ridden in a car that is just so violently torquey and the sound of a Cobra Jet at full tilt gives me goosebumps, almost as cool as the scream of a roots blower.

Jim Demmitt Jr
05-31-2008, 12:18 AM
After reading my post I sorta sounded like an ahole. I think low ultra low mile cars are neat but just not my thing. My dad sorta indoctrinated me with the belief of "whats the point of having it if you dont drive it?" It always awes people when they see him drive his 67 Gt-500 around as much as he does. He is almost sad in a way that the value of his "old mustangs" has gone up so much, your half afraid to drive them knowing they are worth more than my parents house. He used to drive them a lot more before the big boom in prices. He did get out the 69 Gt-500 convertible and took me and my cousins for a ride this year. I am tryin to convince him to let me take the 69 SCJ R Mach 1 drag pack car to the strip, since my bro and me bought him new tires for it last christmas. we'll see he's afraid I'll break it, the motor was built by the engine shop that built engines for Joe Amato back in the day but he never dyno'd it or took it to the strip to see what shes got. :rolleyes: The only thing i know is ive never ridden in a car that is just so violently torquey and the sound of a Cobra Jet at full tilt gives me goosebumps, almost as cool as the scream of a roots blower.


I know you ment well

I know what you mean if you done injoy them and let them site never know you may die and someone els will enjoy them for you. I had a 70 Mach 1 SCJ 428 drag pack 4 speed it was fun to drive won a few shows with it color was poppy Red raced it at Sears Point. I have a 69 Boss 429 Mustang KK 1708 its in resto Royal Moroon with black interior all numbers matching that will be collectors good value with the Cobra R and 63 1/2 427 Galaxie XL R code. I still want to get a 65 Mustang Fastback K code

MagpoweredSC
05-31-2008, 12:46 AM
I know you ment well

I know what you mean if you done injoy them and let them site never know you may die and someone els will enjoy them for you. I had a 70 Mach 1 SCJ 428 drag pack 4 speed it was fun to drive won a few shows with it color was poppy Red raced it at Sears Point. I have a 69 Boss 429 Mustang KK 1708 its in resto Royal Moroon with black interior all numbers matching that will be collectors good value with the Cobra R and 63 1/2 427 Galaxie XL R code. I still want to get a 65 Mustang Fastback K code

My uncle sold his 69 Wimbeldon White Boss 429 a few years back for $80k all numbers matching, all it needed was a fresh paint job. He painted it in laquer and after 4-5 years the paint looked like a cracked hard boiled egg. The body work was perfect. He is kickin himself now when i show him the $250k-$300k+ but my dad and uncles tried to talk him out of sellin but he thought the market was gonna fall out on them. O well its hard to speculate on what prices are gonna do.
My grand-dads 68 Gt-350 convertible has 289 hipo heads on it but we arent sure if someone just swapped the heads on it or put a whole K-code engine in, the balancer is not the fat one like the K code but the heads are def the right numbers for the hipo engine. Its got a lunati big cam in it but the torque converter and airplane gears in the rearend dont give the car much grunt down low, but it does scream on the high end.
Did you ever run the 70 mach at the strip? and what kind of numbers did it run if so? What rpms to launch at? What is the best shift point for the 428 SCJ and any other info you'd like to share would be interesting.

Mark

Jim Demmitt Jr
05-31-2008, 01:45 AM
My uncle sold his 69 Wimbeldon White Boss 429 a few years back for $80k all numbers matching, all it needed was a fresh paint job. He painted it in laquer and after 4-5 years the paint looked like a cracked hard boiled egg. The body work was perfect. He is kickin himself now when i show him the $250k-$300k+ but my dad and uncles tried to talk him out of sellin but he thought the market was gonna fall out on them. O well its hard to speculate on what prices are gonna do.
My grand-dads 68 Gt-350 convertible has 289 hipo heads on it but we arent sure if someone just swapped the heads on it or put a whole K-code engine in, the balancer is not the fat one like the K code but the heads are def the right numbers for the hipo engine. Its got a lunati big cam in it but the torque converter and airplane gears in the rearend dont give the car much grunt down low, but it does scream on the high end.
Did you ever run the 70 mach at the strip? and what kind of numbers did it run if so? What rpms to launch at? What is the best shift point for the 428 SCJ and any other info you'd like to share would be interesting.

Mark



Mark

I know the price on the Boss 429 cars are high even parts for one will hurt your wallet Steve Strange and others get top dollar for them. I did take the 70 Mach 1 to Sears Point for the GoodGuys Muscle car show and drags. It won first place in Ford Factory Muscle in the show than between judging I took it to the track. I put the drag slicks on Firestones I did a nice burnout staged it left at 5800 rpm's shifted at 6900 rpm's spun in 2nd a bit still went through the lights with a 12.251et with air cleaner element in the shaker worked good. It had the Holman Moody L1P1 cam and GT500 aluminum intake

dwayne
05-31-2008, 11:45 PM
When i was running the cobra 429SCJ 4SPEED 1st would run it up to 6 on the tac,2nd-3rd would red line it 4th it was gone,would red line it in 4th.we have some long straight country roads out here,great for streat raceing.

frdlvr30
06-01-2008, 12:33 AM
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Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 01:00 AM
We had two 2000 Cobra R's come through my dealership that year. Sticker price was just under 55,000. Jim is lying again. We all know he doesnt have a dime in that car...his father did. Along with the rest of them. Man is his crap getting old...


Lying?

Here is the window sticker price I hate when people call me a lier when in fact they are here is your proof below always get your facts together before posting. When you read a window sticker price always read ( Dealers asking Price )

MagpoweredSC
06-01-2008, 01:06 AM
Jim can you take some pics of the your sc I would love to see them and I know others would too. I can get some pics of the family cars up here.

dwayne
06-01-2008, 01:20 AM
NOT AGAIN.here we go,i saw 99.995.00.that is good enought for me.

frdlvr30
06-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Pap

My SVT 2000 Cobra R price was $100K the dealership owner we talked it over and bought it for $56K. This the same deal each dealership gets one to put on the showroom floor. On my SVT 2000 Cobra R only a few SVT ford dealerships got one and if you had enough BIG CASH you could buy it

Dealer markup and Manufacturer Retail Suggested Price are two different things. Your father still paid full price for the car. Any dealer can and will put any mark-up on anything they want. Hence the reason C-6 Vettes sold so poorly when they were introduced in 2005. The dealers were adding 20k to the MSRP. Now, you can get them for 44k out the door. People just werent buying them. There was no mark-up on the two that we sold. Must be a California thing....

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 01:54 AM
Dealer markup and Manufacturer Retail Suggested Price are two different things. Your father still paid full price for the car. Any dealer can and will put any mark-up on anything they want. Hence the reason C-6 Vettes sold so poorly when they were introduced in 2005. The dealers were adding 20k to the MSRP. Now, you can get them for 44k out the door. People just werent buying them. There was no mark-up on the two that we sold. Must be a California thing....


Think next time

Next time get your facts together before calling someone a lier I bought the car and I payed $896.04 a month on that car until it was payed off I worked hard for it

frdlvr30
06-01-2008, 02:13 AM
Your right Jim. You would never lie to us...http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93482&highlight=100%25+effort

dwayne
06-01-2008, 02:27 AM
I just bought another peterbuilt and flatbed trailor,does that count??

Jacob_Royer
06-01-2008, 11:35 AM
Your right Jim. You would never lie to us...http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93482&highlight=100%25+effort

Now that thread will get edited or deleted...

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Your right Jim. You would never lie to us...http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93482&highlight=100%25+effort


So whats the deal here?

I see no problem here just becoues I corrected you on my Cobra and you had eat your own words just live with get over it life is just not about Jim Demmitt. I am shure you have other people you think in depth about as you do me. I see you removed your 1st post post (18 )but I got it copied in my other post where I corrected you. Always remember facts first before ever calling anyone a lier simple rule of thumb

Please back on topic Shelby GT500KR has anyone seen one up close? like to see the performance number from one of them stock

Want2LearnTBIRD
06-01-2008, 12:19 PM
Jim every single one of your threads starts trouble with another member here.

So why do you keep making them?


hmmmmm o ya, because you like to annoy people, especially the admins.

pro street rich
06-01-2008, 12:21 PM
Just last week I took a REAL 427 Cyclone ,Ford factory drag car to two cruise nights. This is a real Ford drag car with all the numbers and paperwork to prove it. I drive it, so get off your butt Jim and drive that "R" car.... I drive my crazy stuff, so get with it and enjoy the feel of that old "Detroit Iron" as it was ment to be.....Rich

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 12:28 PM
Just last week I took a REAL 427 Cyclone ,Ford factory drag car to two cruise nights. This is a real Ford drag car with all the numbers and paperwork to prove it. I drive it, so get off your butt Jim and drive that "R" car.... I drive my crazy stuff, so get with it and enjoy the feel of that old "Detroit Iron" as it was ment to be.....Rich


Rich

427 Cyclone those are neat what color is it? Bobby Spears had one he ran in stock class years ago before going to the 427 67 Fairlane in Super Stock. I like Factory Muscle my 63 1/2 427 Galaxie XL is so much fun driving it to car shows and cruises real factory power. You need to get a web page up on your cars that would neat

David Neibert
06-01-2008, 05:00 PM
Just last week I took a REAL 427 Cyclone ,Ford factory drag car to two cruise nights. This is a real Ford drag car with all the numbers and paperwork to prove it. I drive it, so get off your butt Jim and drive that "R" car.... I drive my crazy stuff, so get with it and enjoy the feel of that old "Detroit Iron" as it was ment to be.....Rich

Yes...I've actually seen this this car (at WFC) and I also saw Rich getting in trouble from the local police for doing a burnout with it.

David

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Factory Ford Drag Cars

The Factory Ford ( R ) cars are neat a lot of them have a racing history behind them and a lot where no more than street cars. This is why Ron Cross at Dearborn Flash Back collected so much info on them made a web site. We sometimes gather for a reunion my dads friends and mine Gas Rhonda, Ed Terry, Dick woods, Ken Dondero, a few that are still with us today can tell some great drag racing storys

pro street rich
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
[QUOTE=Jim Demmitt Jr;744836]Factory Ford Drag Cars

The Factory Ford ( R ) cars are neat a lot of them have a racing history behind them and a lot where no more than street cars.

First off the true code for these cars was "body in white" The term "R" was the code for the 427 8v engine. There were a lot of these cars that were built for the street, this is true. The true "RACE" car were built with speical "DSO" 's and there was a lot of things that was odd on them.
The true race cars were built without heaters or radio's and the "all out" cars were built without sound deading, calking,outside mirrors, and a lot more things that made then a lot different than the street cars.
I have a few of these cars and they are way different that the stocker's that pounded the street. There is a rather large list of things that are different. That is what makes them so rare and demands the $$$$$$$$ that they bring at the Barrett Jackson's or others...... Rich

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 08:02 PM
Double post

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-01-2008, 08:06 PM
Delivering the “King of the Road”

Each Shelby GT500KR begins life as a GT500, built at AutoAlliance International Inc., in Flat Rock, Mich. From there, the cars are shipped to Shelby Automobile’s facility in Las Vegas, where a Ford Racing performance pack, exhaust system and short-throw shifter are installed. The GT500KR also is fitted with body, chassis and interior components. Every GT500KR will be hand customized and delivered to each customer in an enclosed transporter, just like the legendary Ford GT.

To fine-tune the GT500KR’s chassis – stiffened 50 percent to deliver increased body control – SVT engineers and Shelby put the GT500KR through a rigorous testing program developed specially for SVT products, including a 12-hour racetrack durability test. The result is a car with increased performance capability that is still comfortable to drive on the street.

The GT500KR’s aerodynamics were fine-tuned to add 50 pounds of downforce over the front axle and move the center of aero pressure forward in the vehicle to improve high-speed balance and downforce under high-speed braking. A new front splitter design works with the hood and revised rear spoiler to deliver these benefits. The bottom line: the GT500KR sets new performance standards for Mustang handling and straight-line performance on the racetrack, slalom course and skidpad.

“Because the Shelby GT500 strikes a great balance between ride and handling, we knew that the GT500KR had to be even better,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer at Ford SVT. “We used a holistic approach, having chassis engineers work closely with the engine specialists to develop a tuning suspension that optimizes the engine enhancements.”

Added Gary Davis, vice president production for Shelby Automobiles: “We aren’t fixing our attention on one or two attributes, but working on the vehicle as a whole. The throttle response, power delivery, exhaust note and handling all work together to deliver a great total driving experience.”

To deliver that balance, the ride height has been lowered to the optimum setting for limit handling, which equates to a 20 mm ride height reduction in the front and 15 mm in the rear.

The Shelby GT500KR team sculpted a modern interpretation of the original’s bulging hood scoop, a visual indication of the extra horsepower packed beneath it. The hood is secured by a pair of stainless steel, twist-down hood pins.

To save weight, the hood borrows design elements from the ducted aluminum/carbon fiber clamshell on the Ford GT. Developed through intensive use of analytical tools including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), the design optimizes the structural properties of carbon fiber delivering panels at a wafer-thin 0.8 mm. The hood saves 15 pounds versus its aluminum counterpart in the GT500.

Unlike most traditional designs, the hood has three components: the outer panel, an integrated airflow duct which spans the entire hood and the inner panel. The duct serves three purposes: to channel supplemental fresh air into the new cold air intake, to relieve high-speed underhood pressure and to move air from the front intake and engine compartment to the rear extractors.



The Shelby GT500KR will ride on all-new Goodyear tires, which make their North American debut exclusively on this new Mustang. The Supercar F1 tire, made of a new performance compound, resulted from a special collaboration between SVT and Goodyear.

Each GT500KR model is identified by a special 40th Anniversary badge on the fenders and grille, distinctive body colored mirror caps and Shelby lettering stretching across the front of the hood and along the rear portion of the deck lid. a special Shelby VIN tag is affixed to each vehicle, mounted in the engine compartment.

The all-leather interior features Carroll Shelby signature embroidered headrests and an official Shelby CSM 40th Anniversary GT500KR dash plate mounted at the top of the center stack.

Other standard equipment includes HID headlamps, an interior ambient lighting package, wrapped and stitched instrument panel, center console and armrests, as well as an electrochromic rearview mirror. Optional equipment includes a Shaker 1000 audio system and DVD navigation system.

The GT500KR’s 5.4-liter V-8 Gets the Royal Treatment

Just like its namesake, the 1968 GT500KR, the 2008 “King of the Road” packs a walloping dose of Ford performance. The Ford SVT-engineered 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 is enhanced with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack that boosts horsepower to an estimated 540-hp and torque to 510 ft.-lbs. The added power comes thanks to revised ignition and throttle calibration and a cold air intake system that replaces the stock unit. The Shelby GT500KR cold air intake seal was designed in unison with the new carbon fiber hood to prevent hot engine compartment air from reaching the air intake.

Calibration modifications include advancing the ignition timing as well as re-mapping the electronic throttle settings to provide quicker throttle response for better off-line and mid-range acceleration. Increased throttle response will be met with a sharper roar from the Ford Racing-inspired exhaust system.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, compared with the GT500’s 3.31:1.

To perform optimally on track and during performance driving, the Shelby GT500KR has been fitted with an elevated axle vent reservoir to prevent axle fluid expulsion. Gear selection is courtesy of an all-new Ford Racing short-throw shifter making its debut on the GT500KR. Topped with a white ball, the new shifter throws are 25 percent shorter than the unit on the GT500 providing for crisper, sharper shifts.

pro street rich
06-04-2008, 07:53 AM
here in VA,the dealor ship that get the shelby mustang has a $1.000.00 gas tax included in the price.they wont sell them,they auction the car,brings more money.

The true gas tax is $1300. on the 2008's This is what is right on the sticker, if you need a pic of the sticker I can post it to show you that this is the correct price....Rich

dwayne
06-04-2008, 03:20 PM
this year 08 the gas tax is also 1300 o 07 was 1000,we only have 1 big dealer here that bought up the big 3 makers-they just bought toyota-the nelson groop,are so big they get 2 shelby,s-2 of the vette,s.and like said befor,you or I cant walk into the dealership and buy one,for some reason thet are auctioned off.last year some guy from California bought the shelby and vett.

pro street rich
06-04-2008, 06:50 PM
this year 08 the gas tax is also 1300 o 07 was 1000,we only have 1 big dealer here that bought up the big 3 makers-they just bought toyota-the nelson groop,are so big they get 2 shelby,s-2 of the vette,s.and like said befor,you or I cant walk into the dealership and buy one,for some reason thet are auctioned off.last year some guy from California bought the shelby and vett.

PAP, if you or someone else wants one then get a hold of me. I will take care of you and I won't make you bid for it. Heck if you want I will sell you my 07 and save you some $$$. Then I won't have to leave one less car outside....Rich.... and yes the gas tax was $1000 on the 07's, but yet they get better mileage than an Expedtion or Navagator, both of which don't have a gas tax on them...go think on that one????

dwayne
06-04-2008, 10:41 PM
it's because it's a SHELBY,a mussle car.i dont know why their is a gas tax on it.yes it gets bettet milage than a lot on the road.i already have 4 in garage 2 outside sure dont need another.

David Neibert
06-05-2008, 12:25 AM
You guys got off cheap..I had to pay around $2100 gas guzzler tax on Kathy's Charger. It seems that the big hemi (6.1) didn't pass muster because it doesn't have that cylinder deactivation feature the 5.7 hemi does.

The whole gas guzzler tax idea never really made sense to me....you pay the tax because you're expected to consume more fuel (not like your getting it free) and in turn you pay even more tax when you buy that fuel.

David

dwayne
06-05-2008, 12:34 AM
aint that the dang truth.:eek:

Jim Demmitt Jr
06-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Shelby

Word has it Shelby is working on a 600hp Boss Mustang