Ford GT production ends.

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by Aych Es Vee, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. As mentioned above it has a legendary status. ALSO keep in mind ford built and sold MORE (by 38) than their original goal was. Sooo I'd say their brand image wasn't much of a problem. Now if they tried turning it into a full time, always available model (like the vette or viper)perhaps it would become an issue, but in this case it was not.

    Yes many people in that car buying bracket are snobs. But you've also got to remember most people who have that kind of money weren't born rich either. So for the guy who worked his ass off to become a millionaire the prospect of having a sweet ford (like their 60s mustang they had in HS) is cool. Also there is the rarity factor, which is something many people in that price range are into.

    In addition to that I might not be a millionaire yet, but I will be. So don't go putting me in any group of broke people. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  2. Ive never thought much of american cars, always european, but i gotta admit, this was one hell of a car and they havent just ened a production, they have closed an era of dominance. a beautifull car with power to match it.
     
  3. wow, what a shame.
     
  4. not producing it but by all this recalls on it <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  5. +1
     
  6. ummm, how about memories of Ford beating Ferrari in 66?

    I wonder if any of these were sold in Italy (slap in the face)

    it is seriously a hell of a car for te price in any market
     
  7. Wow that sucks but to all those who say America as far as cars goes sucks remember 66' when Ford kicked Ferrari's ass
     
  8. It had a good run.
     
  9. -5
     
  10. A shame, but we will see another great car to come out of the company.

    Sure, it had problems, but it was because it was being pressured to show when they had their 100TH anniversary, and therefore afterward, people couldnt wait to have it. So rushed production + rough prototype = guaranteed quirks.

    Nonetheless, its my favourite supercar, just ripped in 0-60, and what a beautiful sound that comes from it.
     
  11. Precisely. Just a distant memory. Meanwhile, Ferrari can sell cars on the basis of a *direct* lineage dating back decades. (And if anyone cares to play the nostalgia card, consider which company has been winning in the most prestigious form of motor racing for much of the past 8 years; you don't have to go back very far for that one.) Hell, Ferrari can sell cars an entire model cycle ahead, with buyers lining up to put down deposits on a product sight totally unseen. How many manufacturers can claim that? They don't need to rely on a few (relatively speaking) people who may have been around 40 years ago.
    The point about cachet still stands.
     
  12. 4038, very good
     
  13. What quirks?
    I've only heard of the suspension cracked arm in one of the workhorses that prompted for to recall the produced cars.
     
  14. same old guibo

    Ferrari's are way too overpriced for what they are
     
  15. Yes, same old me, defending the concept that there (just!) might be more to a car than strictly its performance. Defending the concept of a free market economy where the law of supply & demand ultimately decides a car's worth, whether it's "overpriced". Well, the market has spoken and declared that the Ferrari name carries far more prestige than Ford. How many people are lining up to put down deposits on the Shelby Cobra Concept? Oh...that's right. That's why Bill Jr and Jay Mays had to draft up the GR-1. And how many people are putting down deposits for that one?

    To set the record straight, I'm not justifying Ferrari's prices (though anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of economics should be able to understand how that works). I'm saying: Ferrari has more cachet/prestige than Ford. Is anyone here denying that?
     
  16. I saw my first GT on Tottenham Court Road two days ago ( WTF it was doing there I have no idea). Visually, it was one of the most stunning cars I have ever seen in London but because it was stuck in traffic, he didn't get the chance to floor it. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  17. It's weird...I hadn't yet seen a GT on the road, and within the past two days I've seen two on separate occasions. A gorgeous red one going North on the 427 from QEW, and a white one with blue stripes going East on the 401 near Belleville.
     
  18. one was just delivered to mylocal ford dealership.. and its unsold?!!
     

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