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« on: June 07, 2017, 08:56:24 AM »

Asking opinion of members.

I have been looking at the 05/06 GT40 and considering trading both my 68 Shelby GT500/68 Mustang convertible GT/CS mod and $. I feel it would be a good move but would like current owners opinions how they feel of there GT40 and future of ownership of them.


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 09:12:08 AM »

I have noticed that they have been coming down in price lately but I feel they will go up again in a couple of years. I have seen several nice ones for under $250K.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 11:25:09 AM »

I did the same. Purchased an 05 GT and sold my 68 GT 500 and '13 Boss 302 LS. I miss the GT 500 some, since I had it since 1984 and had a 427 in it with very hard to find original parts. Then I get in the GT and missing that old Mustang is gone lol. Feel free to email me at rickthompson@deloitte.com. I did write an article in the SAAC magazine about my purchase experience. Rick

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 12:03:18 PM »

You will never regret getting an FGT.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 12:24:15 PM »

 I bought two of them brand-new in 2005 and I've never regretted the decision -  Red/white stripe 4-option car and white/blue stripe 4-option car -   The word awesome doesn't even start to describe the car  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 12:28:44 PM »

MINORITY VIEW:
Troy, please make sure you drive one, before you pull the trigger.
The Ford GT is VERY spartan compared to other "supercars" (i.e., very few bells or whistles), the sound system sucks, and -- here's the most annoying thing:  The door includes a very substantial part of the roof.  It is impossible to get in or out of the car unless the door is wide open, which can't be done in most side-by-side parking lots, and could trap your passenger, if you're parked along a curb.
Now, admittedly, I was looking for a car that could be a semi-daily driver.  I wound up buying an Audi R8, which hasn't appreciated in value like the FGT, but it provides an awesome driving experience and can be driven daily.  If this is a car that you'll drive twice a month on sunny days, then go for it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 01:23:09 PM »

You will never regret getting an FGT.
DITTO on what Biggie said.
 After you get your GT You will look back and wonder why you waited so long to make the move. I ran into 2 local club members at Ford Carlisle last weekend and they both told me they were looking to do the same thing ,sell off some old stuff and go after a GT.
Good luck in your hunt. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 03:08:01 PM »

Hey Alan in LA,  you must be bitter because you did not buy the GT.  The beauty of the GT not having all the bells and whistles is the best thing about the car.  It is a drivers car.  Raw power and you better respect it! And the doors.....ya those really are stupid! Hysterical  Good luck with the Audi!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 03:57:48 PM »

Thanks everyone. I'm looking at a red one with 3 options with 28K miles.  Camera


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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 06:23:03 PM »

Contrary to The Minority Report,...the sound system is very good.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 06:24:00 PM »

And an R8 is not a Supercar.
It's something my older neighbors wife drives

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 07:40:11 PM »

I have lurked on the Ford GT forum for years. Maybe the owners there are biased but this is the first time I have ever heard anyone say the GT is not a car that can be daily driven. Most owners there have F cars and Lambos and all say the GT is by far the most drivable least tempermantal of the cars they own. To each his own I guess. If I had the means I would get one in a heartbeat. But I would also love to have a 911 Turbo S.... Party on

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 08:47:05 PM »

They are not temperamental at all. The interior is SUPPOSED to be spartan. And Bigfoot is correct, the McIntosh stereo is quite good.

The only legitimate issue is a lack of storage.

PL510Jeff up here in Washington has logged over 100,000 miles on his with no problems.

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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2017, 05:23:53 AM »

I have owned mine for about ten years and always enjoy the drive.  I have a few other supercars and the Ford GT stills gets the biggest smile from me.  With that said, my 67 GT500 gets more conversation at the pump and the drive and shines.  if you buy one make sure your gauges work as that is a common failure point for the cars.  Ford actually reissued the minor gauges but not the tach and speedo.  If those fail it is a royal PITA.  Other than that you will love the car.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 12:25:48 PM »

So far non of the dealers that have GT40's for sale will not take either of my cars. They do not deal in old iron. Guess I will have to try later when others come up and if the price drops over time.


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