New owner


jammer

Member
Apr 19, 2016
12
SF Bay Area
Hello fellow GT Forumistas. New proud owner of a 2006 Red 4 options GT with 24k miles. Been a lurker on the forum for a few years while looking for my GT.

As a 60s child I had a modest matchbox collection. My favorite cars were a golden Miura and a white with blue stripe GT40. I had not heard about or seen The Italian Job nor had I ever heard of LeMans either. Something about those two shapes that just spoke to me. Fast forward 35 years when Ford reintroduced the GT in 2005. I couldn't buy it for financial and logistical reasons due to constantly changing work locations. But the itch and dream of owning one only grew more intense with time, especially when seeing the car in person and driving it (thanks Marv Rose) and reading about all the fun long term owners seem to be having with the car and it's solid build and reliability. One thing for sure I didn't want to pay a premium for a low mileage car that I intended to drive. However, the car had to be in excellent condition and unmodified. When Shelby Smith told that he has a one owner car that looks and drives like new, and that it is in excellent condition, and that it comes with everything from new I immediately and without hesitation pulled the trigger sight unseen based on all the good reviews I read about him and his operation on this forum and the way he came across on the phone. I don't make this kind of purchases often if at all, but somehow I felt comfortable making the deal with Shelby over the phone.

After buying the car and with some research I was delighted to find out that the original owner has been a long term forum member and Ford car enthusiast who lovingly cared for the car, kept it all original, and like me, was not into tracking.

Thank you Ford GT Forum, Shelby, Ed, and Marv for helping me make one of my childhood dreams become reality.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
Welcome! Your story sure rhymes with many other's here.

Post pictures as soon as you are enabled.
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FerrariSlayer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 3, 2014
79
Spring, TX
Congratulations on your purchase - you're in for a good time here AND with your car!
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,272
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Congratulations and welcome to the Forum!
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,339
ma.
You have found an amazing car and Forum!
Welcome to the fray!
Post pictures!
BTW track stuff is a blast !
 

THamonGT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Welcome to our little group of crazy car Guys who love the Ford GT! Here’s to many miles and years of fun ownership and driving your new purchase!
 

spartan

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 11, 2017
763
Bloomfield Hills MI
Enjoy it in good health. Welcome and congrats.
 

GTJack

GT Owner
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 1, 2006
1,629
Saddlebrooke, MO
Congratulations and welcome to the Forum!
 

GTMD

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
640
NorCal
Yes, congratulations and welcome aboard!
 

soroush

Ford Gt Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 8, 2007
5,050
congratulations and welcome...
 

ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
1,896
Fort Worth, TX
Welcome! Enjoy in good health. BTW, I know where there's a Miura.... :cool:
 
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Special K

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Aug 23, 2016
1,023
Franklinton, LA
Welcome to the fam! Your about to realize the best part of GT ownership, all the wonderful people associated with this car!! Congrats as well!!!
 

BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
786
Atlanta, GA
Welcome! You're gonna love the experience
 

jammer

Member
Apr 19, 2016
12
SF Bay Area
Thank you all. Really appreciate the warm welcome and look forward to many years of enjoyment of the car and membership in this friendly, informative and supportive forum.
 

GTinTN

Member
Jan 17, 2019
24
Brentwood, TN
Excellent color choice! Congratulations and welcome!
 

VetteFish

Member
Sep 27, 2010
16
Los Angeles, CA
Congrats! Welcome to the club. Just purchased mine as well about 2 months ago. Enjoy it!
 

maxemus

GT Owner
Apr 25, 2007
844
Miami, Florida
Welcome to the forum Jammer and VetteFish
 

lewishou

GT Owner
Feb 27, 2007
17
Atherton, CA
Congratulations. Where in the Bay Area are you at?



Hello fellow GT Forumistas. New proud owner of a 2006 Red 4 options GT with 24k miles. Been a lurker on the forum for a few years while looking for my GT.

As a 60s child I had a modest matchbox collection. My favorite cars were a golden Miura and a white with blue stripe GT40. I had not heard about or seen The Italian Job nor had I ever heard of LeMans either. Something about those two shapes that just spoke to me. Fast forward 35 years when Ford reintroduced the GT in 2005. I couldn't buy it for financial and logistical reasons due to constantly changing work locations. But the itch and dream of owning one only grew more intense with time, especially when seeing the car in person and driving it (thanks Marv Rose) and reading about all the fun long term owners seem to be having with the car and it's solid build and reliability. One thing for sure I didn't want to pay a premium for a low mileage car that I intended to drive. However, the car had to be in excellent condition and unmodified. When Shelby Smith told that he has a one owner car that looks and drives like new, and that it is in excellent condition, and that it comes with everything from new I immediately and without hesitation pulled the trigger sight unseen based on all the good reviews I read about him and his operation on this forum and the way he came across on the phone. I don't make this kind of purchases often if at all, but somehow I felt comfortable making the deal with Shelby over the phone.

After buying the car and with some research I was delighted to find out that the original owner has been a long term forum member and Ford car enthusiast who lovingly cared for the car, kept it all original, and like me, was not into tracking.

Thank you Ford GT Forum, Shelby, Ed, and Marv for helping me make one of my childhood dreams become reality.
 

SuperNova

GT Owner
Jul 4, 2013
103
Ashburn, VA
Congratulations and welcome!
 

jammer

Member
Apr 19, 2016
12
SF Bay Area
Congratulations. Where in the Bay Area are you at?
Thank you. I'm in the East Bay / Dublin area. Any recommendation for tech specialist in the Bay Area?