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They’re Back: Another chance to own a Shelby GT350 and GT350R

Ford announced the return of the 2018 GT350 and GT350R.

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Why bother? I know where a 2017 still sits, the dealer foolishly asking a $10,000 "additional dealer markup"...
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That should pretty much kill any chance of a 2018 Bullitt.
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Or......you could view it as a way of getting rid of the ADM and actually getting a 350 for list price at the least. I for one don't have an issue with another year of them. Perhaps this will bring out the folks that will actually drive them the way they're intended to be driven rather than an investment certificate.

I know of one guy that bought two 17 R's and they're still wrapped in dealer delivery plastic etc. He has tried to move one of them recently at a substantial profit and no takers. Kinda funny.

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That should pretty much kill any chance of a 2018 Bullitt.
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As I have said before Ford could not even sell all the 2008 Bullitt Mustangs so them coming out with a 2018 Bullitt is very doubtful.



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All for it.

The more that are out there the cheaper the prices will be in coming years for people like me who can't afford one with the 90k price tag, for the R model, I am seeing around Houston.

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Paul said it well...I think it's great when people who think of cars as investments take a bath...Buy a new car thinking it will become a sought after collector car and after the auction is done, end up with less than they paid for it. It happens a lot more often than them making money. Very few new cars become sought after collector cars.

(edit) I'd love to see a world where enthusiast cars are only bought by enthusiasts who will drive them. Yeah, I know I'm dreaming...

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Perry,

As I have said before Ford could not even sell all the 2008 Bullitt Mustangs so them coming out with a 2018 Bullitt is very doubtful.



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Beg to differ. If you recall, back then economic conditions depressed car sales across the board. Bad enough a certain auto manufacturer needed govt bailout. Most folks had postponed major purchases. It was the right car at the wrong time.
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As I have said before Ford could not even sell all the 2008 Bullitt Mustangs so them coming out with a 2018 Bullitt is very doubtful.
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Beg to differ. If you recall, back then economic conditions depressed car sales across the board. Bad enough a certain auto manufacturer needed govt bailout. Most folks had postponed major purchases. It was the right car at the wrong time.
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We will have to in this case I suppose Agree to Disagree.

Ford introduced the 40th Anniversary Bullitt Mustang as a 2008 Model from the 1968 original movie Bullitt with Steve McQueen.

As I said Ford could not sell the cars (Bullitt Mustangs) they had planed for 2008 and because of that they over-lapped to 2009 to get rid of the excess inventory.

Bad economic times or not what took place is not my opinion it is simply the facts as they took place.

And based on that I still don't think Ford is going to go down that same path again.


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My $0.02 worth is that the Bullitt just wasn't a popular car at the time. While it clearly appealed to a core group of mustang enthusiasts, to most it was just an expensive trim package and an unpopular color. Nearly 1/2 of the 08-09 cars were red or black. And while economy probably played a part, they sold 14,000 GT500's over 08-09, 2x as many Bullitts and at a higher price.
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They’re Back: Another chance to own a Shelby GT350 and GT350R

The Bullitt is a niche ride but anyone thinking that the economy tanking in '08 didn't have an impact is mistaken. The entire auto industry took a bath.

You can't compare the Bullitt to the GT-500 sales. There's a name before GT-500. It's Shelby. That tends to get people lathered up. People that could afford a GT-500 also were not as impacted by the economy (in general).


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As I said Ford could not sell the cars (Bullitt Mustangs) they had planed for 2008 and because of that they over-lapped to 2009 to get rid of the excess inventory.

Bad economic times or not what took place is not my opinion it is simply the facts as they took place.
Those 2009's weren't just leftover 2008's that had been sitting around on lots for a year.

If the 2008 model year was such a failure, then don't you think they would have STOPPED PRODUCTION, instead of actually building more for the 2009 model year?

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Guys & Gals,

Let me just throw something out here regarding Ford and maybe them coming out with a 2018 Bullitt Mustang.

For you that actually want one and for the even fewer IMHO that would spend the dollars US or Canadian I hope you get your wish.

The INTERNET as we all know is a faceless place and many times what a person post can very-easily get misconstrued as to that person's true-meaning.

Speaking only for myself I think if Ford would do a 2018 Bullitt Mustang they would this time around not make the Mistake of it being Anemic in the POWER department.

So, would it be cool to see what Ford would come out with for a 2018 Bullitt Mustang, Yes !!!


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I agree with Terry, You wont will see another Bullitt, Not enough demand and it doesn't have the same history as say a Mach 1. I am sure most of you will agree that most people you run into on the street have no idea what a Bullitt is never mind having ever seen the movie.

Look at the design of the 2015 Mustang. FORD did that for a reason. They are trying to attract a younger market segment with a more euro type look. There's not enough of the older generation left to keep buying mustangs based on memories of our youth.
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My $0.02 worth is that the Bullitt just wasn't a popular car at the time. While it clearly appealed to a core group of mustang enthusiasts, to most it was just an expensive trim package and an unpopular color. Nearly 1/2 of the 08-09 cars were red or black. And while economy probably played a part, they sold 14,000 GT500's over 08-09, 2x as many Bullitts and at a higher price.
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The Bullitt is a niche ride but anyone thinking that the economy tanking in '08 didn't have an impact is mistaken. The entire auto industry took a bath.

You can't compare the Bullitt to the GT-500 sales. There's a name before GT-500. It's Shelby. That tends to get people lathered up. People that could afford a GT-500 also were not as impacted by the economy (in general).


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Guys & Gals,

Let me just throw something out here regarding Ford and maybe them coming out with a 2018 Bullitt Mustang.

For you that actually want one and for the even fewer IMHO that would spend the dollars US or Canadian I hope you get your wish.

The INTERNET as we all know is a faceless place and many times what a person post can very-easily get misconstrued as to that person's true-meaning.

Speaking only for myself I think if Ford would do a 2018 Bullitt Mustang they would this time around not make the Mistake of it being Anemic in the POWER department.

So, would it be cool to see what Ford would come out with for a 2018 Bullitt Mustang, Yes !!!


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I agree with Terry, You wont will see another Bullitt, Not enough demand and it doesn't have the same history as say a Mach 1. I am sure most of you will agree that most people you run into on the street have no idea what a Bullitt is never mind having ever seen the movie.

Look at the design of the 2015 Mustang. FORD did that for a reason. They are trying to attract a younger market segment with a more euro type look. There's not enough of the older generation left to keep buying mustangs based on memories of our youth.
More power cost more money.

If the masses want less expensive then it's a parts bin car. If folks want MEGA power, that costs money, and lots of it. I for one chose a GT500 over the 08 Bullitt as it had what I wanted. The cost was over $10,000 more.

Nothing wrong with the new Mustang GT but I not only wanted GT350, I wanted a GT350R so I paid the piper. Performance and cheap are NOT synonymous.
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