Sold my 2005 GT


Dan S.

Well-known member
Oct 7, 2020
47
After 2 years and over 9000 miles I came to the sad conclusion that it was time to sell my car. For what it sold for, I basically got to drive the car for free (less insurance and gas).

Great car, lot's of fun, but just getting concerned about values going down (IMHO), lack of parts and what parts there are seemingly getting more pricey.

Will keep monitoring the forum and if I see things changing I wouldn't hesitate to jump back in.

Great forum and have made some great contacts.

So now I have some extra $$$ in my pocket and extra floor space in my storage unit/man cave - dangerous position for me to be in.
The good news is I can't think of anything I want in this price range that would top the GT :).

Dan Stryffeler
Marblehead Ohio
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,195
Michigan
you'll be back. they all come back or sorry they didn't!! lol
 

w.a.nelson

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 29, 2008
1,055
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
Z-06, Still have money left over. Buy 2. Good luck getting one. Think they are sold out for '22.

Ford true-and-true, but C8 in any form is greatest performance for buck going. IMO

Good luck scratching your itch and finding another car to keep you busy, but I wouldn't count on getting out for "free" on anything else.
 

Anderson

GT Owner
May 8, 2021
16
San Diego & FL
After 2 years and over 9000 miles I came to the sad conclusion that it was time to sell my car. For what it sold for, I basically got to drive the car for free (less insurance and gas).

Great car, lot's of fun, but just getting concerned about values going down (IMHO), lack of parts and what parts there are seemingly getting more pricey.

Will keep monitoring the forum and if I see things changing I wouldn't hesitate to jump back in.

Great forum and have made some great contacts.

So now I have some extra $$$ in my pocket and extra floor space in my storage unit/man cave - dangerous position for me to be in.
The good news is I can't think of anything I want in this price range that would top the GT :).

Dan Stryffeler
Marblehead Ohio
Parts pricing and availability are my primary concerns on an otherwise excellent car. Things like the windshield trim / door seals costing over a thousand dollars, headlights, taillights, etc. I take mine out for short drives all the time but I think if parts weren’t much of a concern people would probably drive them more. Such a beautiful car deserves to be seen!
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
Z-06, Still have money left over. Buy 2. Good luck getting one. Think they are sold out for '22.

Ford true-and-true, but C8 in any form is greatest performance for buck going. IMO

Good luck scratching your itch and finding another car to keep you busy, but I wouldn't count on getting out for "free" on anything else.

The Z06 will have a great engine but damn the C8 is a butt-ugly car.
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roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
7,726
ma.
There is nothing I want more than an 06 and 2019 GT! Sure I could sell them and make money. But like the not so well know member
says,what would I buy?
I think I’ll just hang on to my GT’s and be a happy guy! Words to live by…..
 

w.a.nelson

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 29, 2008
1,055
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
The Z06 will have a great engine but damn the C8 is a butt-ugly car.
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"Butt ugly" may be a bit harsh, but certainly sub-optimal.

From the side, kind of generic supercar, but OK. Problem is, front and rear still look like a Corvette. Probably a constraint the designers were under so that they didn't run the risk of totally alienating existing Corvette owner client base. Maybe over time it will improve and get more of its own identity.

Still, if I could get one, I could probably live with it. I'd feel a lot more comfortable risking that car on a track or in a parking lot than my two GTs.

Just saying.
 
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jammer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 19, 2016
99
Difficulty of finding parts and their high cost when/if found doesn't seem to have held the 300SL Gullwing or Roadster values. I'm on the Gullwing Group and those guys are always driving and enjoying their cars while their valuation keeps going higher.
 
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Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 3, 2005
948
way upstate NY
Old vintage classics, parts can be duplicated usually one way or another, or sourced out since many items used on other models (how many vintage Ferrari had parts were common with fiats and alfas of same vintage, been there done that!).New cars, how long will the “ chips” and electronics be available ? ( and someone to fix them!) can you imagine trying to source out headlamp assembly on NFGT? Hopefully Ford keeps supporting them!
I had a Z8, BMW promised? To support parts for 50yrs. Rear lights are neon, expire at a certain point. Original supplier no longer exist. They had them produced from another source.
 
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roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
7,726
ma.
Old vintage classics, parts can be duplicated usually one way or another, or sourced out since many items used on other models (how many vintage Ferrari had parts were common with fiats and alfas of same vintage, been there done that!).New cars, how long will the “ chips” and electronics be available ? ( and someone to fix them!) can you imagine trying to source out headlamp assembly on NFGT? Hopefully Ford keeps supporting them!
I had a Z8, BMW promised? To support parts for 50yrs. Rear lights are neon, expire at a certain point. Original supplier no longer exist. They had them produced from another source.
I already have a new spare set of NFGT lights in my inventory!
 

Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 3, 2005
948
way upstate NY
Smart, prices will go up, right now better than the stock market!!