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This is the nicest Ford GT I've seen.

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I've always loved these cars. Came real close to buying one when they were available, but I just couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger. Driving one was a big mistake too. Enjoy the pictures.

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I always liked these too but it would be hard for me to spend that kind of $$ on a Ford, considering all the other exotics out there.  I know this is no ordinary Ford and the model has an interesting history, but still,....a Ford.

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I have always had a thing about a blacked out paint scheme ;)

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I always liked these too but it would be hard for me to spend that kind of $$ on a Ford, considering all the other exotics out there. I know this is no ordinary Ford and the model has an interesting history, but still,....a Ford.

Barry MacGuire did a tour of the GT assembly plant on his "Car Crazy" show.

Those cars are not built like any other Ford. It is a model specific plant and each one is built to order much the same way a Ferrari would be.

Not sure I like the blingy wheels though. Not really in keeping with the lineage of the car IMO. The original GT40's were one of the most beautiful race machines ever built. The lines of that car needed little massaging to make it any better. Very much like the long enduring Porsche 911.

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I told Santa if there were any of these left over that I wouldn't hate him for leaving one here at the clubhouse instead of having to haul it all the way back to the Pole, any color, doesn't even have to have a full tank.

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I always liked these too but it would be hard for me to spend that kind of $$ on a Ford, considering all the other exotics out there. I know this is no ordinary Ford and the model has an interesting history, but still,....a Ford.

Your words cut me.

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Same here Matt, but we are always complaining there is something wrong with one of our trucks.....  ;D

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I'm sorry man,....nothing personal Matt and your Ford is def not the norm but .....My  brother is a Ford guy too and I think you 2 are 2 of the best guys I know, for real, so much so that I've never held your vehicles against you..... :)

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I'm sorry man,....nothing personal Matt and your Ford is def not the norm but .....My brother is a Ford guy too and I think you 2 are 2 of the best guys I know, for real, so much so that I've never held your vehicles against you..... :)

Maybe if gas stays under $2 for premium I'll be able to bring those 560 horses out of the garage in '09.  8-)

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Russ,

Trust me the *** is no where near any Ford, Mustang included.  The transmission shifts like butter, gobs of torque and not a shiimy or squeek anywhere in the car.  It was on par, performance wise, with my Lamborghini.  It shifted smoother, but the one thing that bugged me was that the clutch didn't catch til you were close to being off the pedal.   A lower release would be much nicer, but that's nit picking....

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Sorry, having worked on many, many, many Mustangs at the Mustang shop over the years, I must admit that those old 60's cars are garbage. Slow, heavy, and don't handle worth a crap. Just my opinion from behind the wheel.

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Russ,

Trust me the *** is no where near any Ford, Mustang included.  The transmission shifts like butter, gobs of torque and not a shiimy or squeek anywhere in the car.  It was on par, performance wise, with my Lamborghini.  It shifted smoother, but the one thing that bugged me was that the clutch didn't catch til you were close to being off the pedal.   A lower release would be much nicer, but that's nit picking....

That's adjustable, no?

Not sure of how that particular clutch works, but I know the release point on the UPS trucks clutch can be adjusted to catch sooner or later.

I'm pushing Santa towards the H&D Falen anyway :)   ;D  880 HP at the rear wheel and 1/2 the weight of the 1001HP Bugatti,.....bring the RAF back, we want another race.......

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