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The Cars => 2007-up Shelby GT350/GT500/500SS/500KR => Topic started by: deathsled on September 12, 2019, 09:12:43 PM

Title: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: deathsled on September 12, 2019, 09:12:43 PM
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp29020612/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-racing-stripes/

Tad pricey isn't it? But then again they are painted on so that slows down production.
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: 6s1802 on September 12, 2019, 09:54:17 PM
Come over to my place, I'll do it for $500.00, with masking tape and Krylon.
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 12, 2019, 10:25:34 PM
yup, we viewed that its beyond ridiculous...committing automotive neutralization
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: Side-Oilers on September 12, 2019, 10:26:31 PM
Ford is really squeezing the golden goose for all the $$$ it can lay.     
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: 2112 on September 12, 2019, 10:34:04 PM
The ADMs put $10,000 stripes in the bargain category
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: Side-Oilers on September 12, 2019, 10:50:02 PM
Who will be the first guy to pay $200,000? 
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: Don Johnston on September 12, 2019, 11:16:32 PM
In this day if robotic assembly and painting, it would seem that a special computer assisted paint booth to aplly the tripes would be in order.
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on September 13, 2019, 12:12:49 AM
OK were going to sell the GTs so the dealers can't screw you with a "market value" price gouge but then we'll screw you out of 10 grand for a couple stripes. Boy that new Corvette is looking better and better.
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: shelbymann1970 on September 13, 2019, 06:59:25 AM
It seems Ford deems their market base for new Shelbys to be suckers. I'd got buy a mid engine Vette instead. Gary
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: Shelby_r_b on September 13, 2019, 07:39:57 AM
Yeah. This pricing is supremely disappointing. You could add vinyl stripes to a new 350 for $495, you can the same on a new 500 for $1,000...but painted stripes have a 1,000% markup?  :o
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: cbrown on September 13, 2019, 08:28:15 AM
The reason cost is high.   Cars are being pulled off assembly line and brought to Penske facility and then painted by a human not robot and then clearing virtually entire car again.  They are burying  the stripes in the clear and will  have a much nicer finish from what I am told.  Not crazy when you think about the extra time spent  and and virtually painting  an entire car again.   

Just my 2 cents from a bodymans standpoint.  lol

chris
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: deathsled on September 13, 2019, 10:00:20 AM
I seem to have stirred up a hornet nest here. At first look the price seems ridiculous but I defer to the body man and hey the cost of labor in the US is much higher and this is what drove our economy to China in the first place. If you look at Ferrari options they can be obscenely priced for the smallest of baubles and buyers don't balk at that. Hey, owners will appreciate the extras they ordered when it comes time to sell as they will be highly coveted options.
Best regards gentlemen,

Richard E.
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: JD on September 13, 2019, 10:10:21 AM
I seem to have stirred up a hornet nest here. At first look the price seems ridiculous but I defer to the body man and hey the cost of labor in the US is much higher and this is what drive our economy to China in the first place. If you look at Ferrari options they can be obscenely priced for the smallest of options and buyers don't ball at that. Hey owners will appreciate the extras when it comes to sell as they will be highly covered.
Best regards gentlemen,

Richard E.

They (Ferrari and others) took a lesson from Porsche, now the new Corvette and Ford are doing it too. (new Corvettes can double in price with all the options available)

Also, they all have learned from Porsche to do the special edition limited quantity runs to keep attention on the brand (lots of press coverage) and unique models in the high-priced, high-profit segment.

Seems as though some like to brag that they "had" to pay for these high dollar options.

Keeps things interesting...
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 13, 2019, 10:14:07 AM
all we have to say is ...indeed
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: deathsled on September 13, 2019, 10:40:41 AM
Ton of typos on my last reply. Sorry. I was waiting in court so I didn't keep as close an "eye on the a.i."
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: Shelby_r_b on September 13, 2019, 11:56:00 AM
The reason cost is high.   Cars are being pulled off assembly line and brought to Penske facility and then painted by a human not robot and then clearing virtually entire car again.  They are burying  the stripes in the clear and will  have a much nicer finish from what I am told.  Not crazy when you think about the extra time spent  and and virtually painting  an entire car again.   

Just my 2 cents from a bodymans standpoint.  lol

chris

Good point. I had no idea what all was involved; which is reflected in my ignorance.  Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 13, 2019, 12:24:56 PM
Ton of typos on my last reply. Sorry. I was waiting in court so I didn't keep as close an "eye on the a.i."

if you need bail money,  you know we are just a phone call way...

back to the subject at hand 10geeeees...
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: deathsled on September 13, 2019, 12:47:45 PM
I need 10geeeees. But it won't be spent on bail money...
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 13, 2019, 05:09:08 PM
it's becoming MUCH clearer why 10k.....ford sez....

http://fordauthority.com/2019/09/this-is-why-the-2020-gt500-painted-stripes-cost-10000/
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: shelbydoug on September 13, 2019, 05:49:31 PM
I don't care the reason. Anyone willing to pay that for stripes is foolish.

Those cars depreciate very significantly. Buy a 60s Shelby with stripes and watch it appreciate.

My dealer wants 82 for a '19 R model. 10 over sticker. I just saw a '17 with 6,000 sell for 47. How are they a good deal?
Title: Re: $10,000 racing stripes for the new GT 500
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 13, 2019, 05:53:24 PM
I don't care the reason. Anyone willing to pay that for stripes is foolish.

Those cars depreciate very significantly. Buy a 60s Shelby with stripes and watch it appreciate.

My dealer wants 82 for a '19 R model. 10 over sticker. I just saw a '17 with 6,000 sell for 47. How are they a good deal?

+ 1 we agree