Any Short Drivers? and Insurance Question


rgroden

Member
Jan 9, 2022
13
Hi everyone,

Very excited for my 2022 to arrive. :) Understanding that the seat is immovable I asked the concierge if my 5'6" stature would be an issue, he said no. Wondering if anyone else is on the shorter side and how it has been for you?

Also, this is my first supercar and wondering if folks have any recommendations on best insurance providers for our GT? Would be great if we could turn insurance on and off for storage / driving days. Not sure if an underwriter has opened up this model yet for cars like this yet.

LA based - if you're local let me know!

Thanks!
 
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DakotaGT

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Dec 9, 2012
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
*edited, since you have edited your original post and now I look like the idiot. I need to remember to always quote the original post, to avoid this situation.

Regardless, congratulations on your car. I use Continental Western for my collector car insurance, and have been very happy. Also, Drew from Classic Auto Insurance is a sponsor on the forum, and many people seem quite pleased with him.
 
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68Rcodeman

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Apr 5, 2008
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Spring Hill, FL.
Ron this question is for you.:LOL::LOL:. Had to beat Dr. Frank to it. Congratulations for the new delivery heading your way. On insurance Classic Auto Insurance is a sponsor here and Drew does a good job with my collection. Post some pictures when you receive her. Welcome to the Forum.
 
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Specracer

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I use Hagerty, and if your in CA with out any winter, why would you want to turn off coverage? Also at least for my policy, it is relatively inexpensive, I would never shut off coverage, barring me from spontaneously taking the car out

Lastly your 1st post here, Welcome.
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
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There are a few short drivers (Rocketman comes to mind). None of them seem to have any gripes. They drive just as fast as the rest of us (unless their wives are with them, think Heidi Sims). As far as insurance goes, there are several threads here on the Forum discussing the fine points. I for one carry State Farm. They are a little more lenient on my numerous speeding citations than many of the other carriers would be.
Also, there is an extra dead pedal you can get from Multimatic for your left leg/foot. It is often referred to as the Raj pedal. Carbon fiber, snaps in place I think. Cost is only $3000 last I heard.
 
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Durward1

GT Owner
Jan 14, 2011
27
South Dakota
Hi everyone,

Very excited for my 2022 to arrive. :) Understanding that the seat is immovable I asked the concierge if my 5'6" stature would be an issue, he said no. Wondering if anyone else is on the shorter side and how it has been for you?

Also, this is my first supercar and wondering if folks have any recommendations on best insurance providers for our GT? Would be great if we could turn insurance on and off for storage / driving days. Not sure if an underwriter has opened up this model yet for cars like this yet.

LA based - if you're local let me know!

Thanks!
R Grodin
I own both a 2006 and a 2020. I’m 5’7”. Both cars adjust and fit me perfectly. The 2020 is slightly more comfortable, it seems to really hug me.
I use Hagerty, the quote I got was half what my regular insurer Chubb proposed.
 

extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
1,353
Gainesville FL
There are a few short drivers (Rocketman comes to mind). None of them seem to have any gripes. They drive just as fast as the rest of us (unless their wives are with them, think Heidi Sims). As far as insurance goes, there are several threads here on the Forum discussing the fine points. I for one carry State Farm. They are a little more lenient on my numerous speeding citations than many of the other carriers would be.
Also, there is an extra dead pedal you can get from Multimatic for your left leg/foot. It is often referred to as the Raj pedal. Carbon fiber, snaps in place I think. Cost is only $3000 last I heard.

The thought of an "extra dead pedal" got me wondering just how dead that thing is anyway :unsure:😁
 

Simon

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Feb 19, 2013
1,158
Houston
My wife may be 5 foot tall and can drive the NFGT with no problem

Drew @ Classic. Insurance is typically mileage based.
 

vyprgt2

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Sep 9, 2005
604
CA
Hagerty- least expensive of the ones I checked
 

JWZ

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Nov 17, 2013
727
West Texas
Congratulations on your ‘22! Lot of adjustment in pedal box mechanism to accommodate various driver heights! Drew at Classic ( Forum sponsor ) takes good care of us!
 

jaxgt

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5'6" will not be a problem. However, 6'5" definitely will....:)
 

ENZO BTR

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Good answers above.

Plenty of us SoCal GT owners on here. Let us know when yours arrives and if you want to gather so we can all congratulate you in person.
 

rgroden

Member
Jan 9, 2022
13
Good answers above.

Plenty of us SoCal GT owners on here. Let us know when yours arrives and if you want to gather so we can all congratulate you in person.
Thanks. Curious as to what are most popular combinations (color, stripes, wheels, etc.) Seems to be the most difficult decision to make.
 

rgroden

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Jan 9, 2022
13
Thanks everyone for the responses, feeling a lot better re the potential height issue.

Beginner question - how do I find Drew @ Classic's contract information?
 

extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
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Gainesville FL
Thanks. Curious as to what are most popular combinations (color, stripes, wheels, etc.) Seems to be the most difficult decision to make.

Congrats on your NGT! Below is some insight as to popular colors; the Fountain Hills overhead view at recent Rally VIII. Hint: They all look awesome! Just cannot go wrong! Anyway, I count 26 of the '05/6 GTs and 55 NGTs, so you might need to zoom in to see what's what.

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rgroden

Member
Jan 9, 2022
13
Congrats on your NGT! Below is some insight as to popular colors; the Fountain Hills overhead view at recent Rally VIII. Hint: They all look awesome! Just cannot go wrong! Anyway, I count 26 of the '05/6 GTs and 55 NGTs, so you might need to zoom in to see what's what.

fountain_hills_drone_overhead_shot_2_large_211209a-png.65131
Thank you!
 

Specracer

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Beginner question - how do I find Drew @ Classic's contract information?
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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Ron this question is for you.:LOL::LOL:. Had to beat Dr. Frank to it. Congratulations for the new delivery heading your way. On insurance Classic Auto Insurance is a sponsor here and Drew does a good job with my collection. Post some pictures when you receive her. Welcome to the Forum.
Well I’m not going to say I wasn’t expecting this! It’s OK being short if you’re fast!
There are more short fast drivers and gymnasts than tall ones !!
I always feel like a normal height at the awards banquets
At 5ft 5 inches I can assure you that you will fit just right. But nothing is as comfortable as the 05/06 GT’s!
I rest my case!D0F7C03B-91CC-4A70-A4A1-0CC9604EDA5E.jpeg
 
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Ed Sims

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I bought the Raj dead pedal as my inseam is only 30". It helped me. If you do a search you'll see photos of it I posted in the past.

Ed
 

Rstomp

GT Owner
Nov 30, 2019
23
Naples, FL
I tried Drew's company, called Classic. I was not able to find Drew, unfortunately the person who quoted me knew nothing about a Ford GT. They told me that a 2020 GT had a value of only $500K to $700K. They said recent sales supported this. I told them that the reality is that there have been no 2020 re-sales until last night at Barrett-Jackson, where a 2020 brought $1.375M. I sent them the screen shot from Barrett-Jackson this morning. Let's see what they come up with. They seem clueless.