USA vs CANADIAN


Hot Oil

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Hi Superfly,

When I finally did find one that would go from my dealership straight through to California on the same truck, I was very happy. Airgroup has been very helpful and I would use them again without hesitation.:wink

Cheers.

Bob
 

GERMANORACING

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Dec 4, 2006
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I dont think he is asking about canadian buyers, but canadian cars. I would assume the canadian cars would be worth a little more to a canadian buyer. Anyway, I am just stating what I am seeing. I have had numerous Canadian GTs offered to me as of late. They have been offered to most dealers through WHOLESALE sites. They all seem to be alot cheaper than US spec cars yet are still not selling. Like I said, dont really know why...... this is just what I am seeing.
Correct Shelby, That is what I was asking and thats what it looks like , it seems that the same 2 cars , (U.S/Canadian) that the U.S buyer is not interested in buying the Canadian car or at the least it would need to be thousands $$$$ cheaper and like you said, don't know why...........
 
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Pantera1

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Canuck, there was a run of about 100 Canadian cars in the middle of US production. The last 200 or so cars produced in 2006 (September) were Canadian as US type production had to cease in accordance with US law. I believe these were listed as '05 MY production. When we toured Saleen and Wixom at Rally I. many of the parts waiting for attachment were the Canadian variations. Total Canadian car count was around 300. CobraJeff or Quickdraw will have accurate numbers.
Was stopping production for the US in the fall of '06 due to new crash testing requirements? (that is mentioned in a later post). It doesn't seem to make sense to implement something like that during the fall. Don't most car companies start their next year model production around June or so? :confused
 

Not 4N

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In addition to the above there is also a small piece of trim missing on the inboard side of the rear bumper around the exhaust tips. If you look close at a Canadian car you can see the mounting holes but no trim. This part was apparently discarded for the fitting of the spacer.

Thanks to Rich and Dennis for pointing this out to me while they had my car in Vegas.:thumbsup

:cheers
Trent

ps GT Guys - since you guys had my car I can't keep the rear wheels from spinning:biggrin thanks again!
 

fjpikul

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Yes, it was due to the newer bumper regulations. Ford set the limit on the number of cars to be built and continued to build until they met that number. The cut-off date for the American cars was the end of August. September's run was the last 200 Canadian cars. At Rally I in Detroit, the line workers already knew the lay-offs and new assignments were coming and the Wixom plant would be closed. One of the last batch of 5 American cars were dark blue slated for Carroll Shelby per agreement.
 

road racer

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Anyone know the VIN of the last built US spec GT???
 

fjpikul

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GT Tech or Quickdraw would probably have that info.
 

shesgotlegs

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In addition to what Shadowman so accurately listed as Canadian product differences, there are also bilingual stickers ( English and French ) as well as gauges identified by symbols rather than words. ie. silouette of a gas pump rather than the word " Gas " etc.
 
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This particular gal is in my facility; she arrived yesterday and looks stunning.

The gauges do have the icons otherwise appears as if a USA gal.

Now add to this the rear bumper extension and the day time running lights however these items are presently being tended to.

Takes care

Shadowman
 

cobrajeff

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US vs. Canadian GT's

The last US spec GT built was 6-1870, a Heritage model that was rumored to go to a member of the Ford family.



There were 100 Canadian spec GT's built in February-March, 2006, VIN numbers 6-701 thru 6-798 (plus 6-385 and 6-386, built in Dec., 2005, which were likely used in intro shows and for Canadian PR pics).

An additional 177 cars for Canada were built in August-September, 2006, bringing the total built for Canada to 277 units. These cars ranged from VIN 6-1871 through 6-2045 (the very last car built). All of the cars built for the Canadian market were built as 2006 models.



regards,

Jeff
 
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STORMCAT

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The last US spec GT built was 6-1870, a Heritage model that was rumored to go to a member of the Ford family.



There were 100 Canadian spec GT's built in February-March, 2006, VIN numbers 6-701 thru 6-798 (plus 6-385 and 6-386, built in Dec., 2005, which were likely used in intro shows and for Canadian PR pics).

An additional 177 cars for Canada were built in August-September, 2006, bringing the total built for Canada to 277 units. These cars ranged from VIN 6-1871 through 6-2045 (the very last car built). All of the cars built for the Canadian market were built as 2006 models.



regards,

Jeff
Interesting info .. Thanks Jeff !!
 

Hot Oil

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I just wanted to add to your discussion here. I am a Canadian Ford dealer and I have just sold a 2006 GT to a very nice individual in the US. It was manufactured in February of 2006, one of 210 sold to Canadian Ford dealers, according to Ford of Canada numbers. The instrument cluster is the same as the US, the rear bumper has a 2" spacer, which is easily removed, and there was no McIntosh stereo option. There is one little bilingual door sticker, yours is in English. BTW, it is estimated that 28% or 68 of the Canadian cars have been whacked or written off from accidents.

With the current rate of exchange, the Canadian Ford GT is a bargain for US buyers right now and I wish I had more to sell because I had 4 other serious buyers for this car in the US. Two GT's just left here for California and mine is going down with a couple of Ferrari's. Your market down south is healthier than ours is now, in spite of what is dominating your news, and dealing with these American enthusiasts has been an absolute pleasure.

Enjoy your cars, you have something very special and you are truly one of the lucky few to own them.

Cheers.

Bob
 

Hot Oil

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I'm glad to hear she arrived safely Shadowman, we're going to miss her. I am looking forward to hearing all about the magic you are about to create.

Bob
 

Hot Oil

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Are there any legal issues bringing a Canadian car into the US?
The car has to have been built before September 1st, 2006. There was a new occupant protection standard that came into effect at that date and the GT couldn't comply. Any GT built before that date is able to gain legal entry into the US.

Cheers.

Bob
 

BlackICE

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The car has to have been built before September 1st, 2006. There was a new occupant protection standard that came into effect at that date and the GT couldn't comply. Any GT built before that date is able to gain legal entry into the US.

Cheers.

Bob
Thanks. I wonder how the US government would know about the production date if the car is used. I know that the date is on the MSO and maybe the window sticker. Is it anywhere else?
 

GERMANORACING

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Does anyone know if there is any differance in US GT vs Canadian, and what about value...
 

Empty Pockets

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Does anyone know if there is any difference in US GT vs Canadian, and what about value...

The rear bumper is "bigger" to meet Canadian standards, and all Canadian GT's came with or without SOMETHING (Mac? Optional wheels?) to offset a weight requirement of some kind too, I think.

But, the value mile for mile, option for option, color for color, should be the same (forgetting "exchange rate") I would think. 'No reason not to be.
 
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shelbyelite

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Actually, the values are not the same. We are offered Canadian cars all the time at a discount and do not buy them as 95% of our buyers wont take a canadian car (not sure why). Canadian cars did NOT have the McIntosh option. Also the rear bumper sticks out further and is a bit heavier than ours. Hope this helps.
 

Empty Pockets

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Actually, the values are not the same. We are offered Canadian cars all the time at a discount and do not buy them as 95% of our buyers wont take a canadian car (not sure why).

But, ya think that is also true re: a Canadian buyer IN Canada, Shelby? That's how I interpreted the question 'Racing was asking.
 

shelbyelite

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I dont think he is asking about canadian buyers, but canadian cars. I would assume the canadian cars would be worth a little more to a canadian buyer. Anyway, I am just stating what I am seeing. I have had numerous Canadian GTs offered to me as of late. They have been offered to most dealers through WHOLESALE sites. They all seem to be alot cheaper than US spec cars yet are still not selling. Like I said, dont really know why...... this is just what I am seeing.