New guy in FL searching for red or silver 05/06


GTinTN

GT Owner
Jan 17, 2019
72
Brentwood, TN
Congratulations on your purchase! Looking forward to seeing the pics!
You said you considered a Viper. I owned a Gen IV Viper ACR, just recently sold it. The Viper is a fun and powerful car and I enjoyed owning it for almost 4 years. There are a number of similarities between it and the GT (both approx. 600HP, both have six speeds and similar shift points, both are capable of more than 200mph, etc.), but there are also lots of differences. The Ford GT really is a true super car. It is quieter than the Viper when both are stock, the GT is a better balanced and handling car and the fit and finish is greatly superior.
If you ever want to discuss, just let me know.
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Congratulations on your purchase! Looking forward to seeing the pics!
You said you considered a Viper. I owned a Gen IV Viper ACR, just recently sold it. The Viper is a fun and powerful car and I enjoyed owning it for almost 4 years. There are a number of similarities between it and the GT (both approx. 600HP, both have six speeds and similar shift points, both are capable of more than 200mph, etc.), but there are also lots of differences. The Ford GT really is a true super car. It is quieter than the Viper when both are stock, the GT is a better balanced and handling car and the fit and finish is greatly superior.
If you ever want to discuss, just let me know.
Everything you said about the Viper agrees with what I concluded by reading and watching. Never even rode in one. I'd obviously be way less concerned about racking up miles on a Viper, but the GT is just so hot damn bad ass cool! :LOL:

Thanks for the offer to discuss 🍻 Can .. not .. wait .. . .
 

Cadster

GT Owner
May 21, 2017
65
Yes! 🍻 Purchase made Wednesday! (y) I'll post details and pix once it's in my possession - I already don't feel worthy(!) and don't wanna jinx it! o_O Might be a couple weeks :cry: or more 😭

Super excited, obviously, but I ended up with a very very low mileage, near-perfect GT .. still smells like new leather inside .. owner kept it in climate controlled garage under its cover, windows up, even still has the delivery decals and tags .. and I now I gotta make sure I can actually stand to tear that stuff off and drive it! o_Oo_O I might have to move my bed out to the garage! Maybe I shoulda bought something with a few thousand miles, or hell even 20K, but this one is so nice I couldn't pass it up.

I was about to post a pic to see if you guys can figure out which one it is, location, seller, etc just from this pic, but can't upload pix (yet?) .. maybe since I still have non-owner status, not sure .. but I'll post 'em when I can, with VIN since I think I read where that's required.

This is going to be a loooong, slow 2-3 weeks. Good thing I'm super busy at work.
Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about all the details. Perfect cure for COVID boredom. You’re going to love it.
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Congratulations. You have to drive it, not very fun only looking at it. I have one (not GT) car with only 10 miles, under cover. When I have time, it is going down the road and being replaced with a driver. However, if you have a museum type shop, no miles cars would be great to show.

I had the same non-owner status attachment limitation. I sent a PM to the administrator requesting that my account be unrestricted, noting my GT ownership. He changed my account to where I can now add attachments.

Send pics as soon as you can.
I have no museum type shop, and no interest in one either. A couple times in my life I've been in vehicle museums, and while cool to look at briefly I wanna see and feel motion. I really doubt I'd be able to have the same restraint as the previous owner, and I don't realistically think I'll even have that in mind after the first few miles start rolling on, which is definitely going to happen. I wanna go. Not just look.

Thanks for the info on acct status and PMing admin (y)

Did I mention . I . can . NOT . . WAIT ? ?
 

Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,439
MA
Congrats!

The file size is likely too large, try using MS paint (or something similar) to shrink the size to under 1000 pixels height and width

but can't upload pix (yet?) .. maybe since I still have non-owner status, not sure ..
 

extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Congrats!

The file size is likely too large, try using MS paint (or something similar) to shrink the size to under 1000 pixels height and width
Figured it out. So here it is! OK, I'm sure I'm way more excited than you guys ...
 

GTinTN

GT Owner
Jan 17, 2019
72
Brentwood, TN
Great looking car - I obviously like your color choice!
 
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MJSFRX

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 26, 2010
774
Carlsbad, CA
Congrats Enjoy!
 
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KJD

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Dec 21, 2005
943
Location, Location
Strong work extrap!

You found the car you want, Congratulations!

All of us here had/have the unbridled enthusiasm you have now.

Be safe, enjoy the moment and enjoy your FGT!
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Thanks a lot, all! Our driveway is too narrow for a big rig, so I've started looking for delivery locations. A retail parking lot right next to the I-75 offramp looks like a decent candidate. Consists of 2 or 3 small and seemingly struggling businesses, so never very many cars. And it's right behind a Taco Bell. I'll have to resist the urge to drive my new-to-me GT thru their drivethru. I think I'll be able to resist :censored:😁
 

partssmann

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 1, 2013
612
Scottsdale, Arizona
Congrats and also agree on the color choice. Always turn car on and wait to start car until dash odometer has lighted.
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Congrats and also agree on the color choice. Always turn car on and wait to start car until dash odometer has lighted.
Thanks! 🍻 oh and what's the issue with starting after the odometer has lit? I just read the manual's starting procedure and I don't see that.
 

Cadster

GT Owner
May 21, 2017
65
Thanks a lot, all! Our driveway is too narrow for a big rig, so I've started looking for delivery locations. A retail parking lot right next to the I-75 offramp looks like a decent candidate. Consists of 2 or 3 small and seemingly struggling businesses, so never very many cars. And it's right behind a Taco Bell. I'll have to resist the urge to drive my new-to-me GT thru their drivethru. I think I'll be able to resist :censored:😁
Looks great! Congrats again. If you do drive it, make sure you have a tank full of fresh gas. When I recently acquired my Viper ACR that only had 18 miles on it, I drove it and didn’t get to the gas station quick enough to prevent a CEL. The good news is, no damage, but it scared the crap out of me. It does not take much, I never went past 1/4 throttle and never exceeded 3000rpm. Maybe take 5 gallons with you...
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Jul 16, 2020
33
N Cent FL
Looks great! Congrats again. If you do drive it, make sure you have a tank full of fresh gas. When I recently acquired my Viper ACR that only had 18 miles on it, I drove it and didn’t get to the gas station quick enough to prevent a CEL. The good news is, no damage, but it scared the crap out of me. It does not take much, I never went past 1/4 throttle and never exceeded 3000rpm. Maybe take 5 gallons with you...
Thanks! And OK re fuel .. will make sure it's got gas before heading anywhere. The drop-off spot I have in mind is literally 2 block from 4 stations (y)
 

Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,439
MA
Order up some Bridgestones.

Car looks great enjoy!
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
^^^ What he said.

Congratulations. Car looks fantastic.
 
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