I like the Saleens too, but thatís an aftermarket option and I donít think itíll have the collectability that the GT 500 will. They are very nice though, at least the twin turbo ones are. The GT 500 will have the GT engine with slightly lower compression and between 450-500 hp. The GT is 550 hp. Shelby is chin deep in its design, so Iím sure itíll be a dandy of a ride.
The big Ford dealer in Alaska has a red GT in the showroom. They are giving it away on a super-duper sales event at the end of the year. I donít think Iíll win itÖ.
Iíve got a straight, rust free 61 stingray sitting in a barn in Montana waiting for time, money and motivation. Itís lacking the drive train, but thatís OK. I have plans to build a stainless steel frame and retrofit a C-5 donor suspension under it. Iíll drop in the 7.0 ltr Z06 crate motor that GMPP is selling as of this month for 14K and a six speed. well, at least thatís the planÖÖ..right after the basement is done. this might end up being my sonís project at this rate.