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Shelby GT500 -vs- The German Autobahn

Ford is putting its performance marketing efforts into high gear this weekend with the premiere of a new ‘Bold Moves’ television ad starring the Shelby GT500, as the high-performance Mustang assumes the position of Ford’s performance flagship.

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Shelby GT500 Burning Up Wallets

Shelby GT500 BurnoutA member of our forums contacted us yesterday to inform us their local Ford Dealership has a GT500 convertible in stock, and we wouldn’t believe the price. As we reported earlier, dealers were expected to mark up Ford’s most powerful Mustang ever… but just how much? How about $20,000 over MSRP! That’s right, Cook County Ford in south Georgia has a “bottom line price” of $68,590 for a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible.

It doesn’t stop there. A quick check on eBay show current bids exceeding $60k with buy it now’s above $90k. Lone Star Ford in Houston, TX want’s $91,967 for their GT500 – and it’s a coupe. On their sales page, Lone Star suggests they want to become the nation’s #1 eDealer in volume sales, claiming they have the staff to do it. A “nuclear physicist”, “baptist preacher”, and “computer genius” head up their internet department. Personally, I think they need a “rocket scientist” to figure out that consumers remember price gouging, and it’s too hot in Texas to sell snowmobiles.

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Ford Delivers First Shelby GT500

2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Back in January, Ron Pratte won the right to purchase the first Shelby GT500 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Arizona for $600,000. On the 27th of June, he was at Ford’s AutoAlliance International assembly plant for delivery of the most powerful production Ford Mustang in history.

“On behalf of the mangement and workers here at AutoAlliance, I’m proud to hand over the keys to this Shelby GT500,” said Gary Roe, President, AutoAlliance. “The Shelby GT500 is an instant classic and the AutoAlliance team couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Ford-Shelby history.”

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2007 Shelby GT500 vs 2006 Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette verses Ford MustangFor decades the Mustang and Camaro have held a bitter rivalry, with each side competing to be America’s #1 ponycar. This battle raged back and forth spanning multiple generations of bodystyles, with dominance changing hands nearly every time. Well, the Camaro is no longer around (although it’s rumored), so Car and Driver published a comparison test between the 2007 Shelby GT500 and the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette.

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