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...........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.
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? :confusedCanuck, 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.
Interesting info .. Thanks Jeff !!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.
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.Are there any legal issues bringing a Canadian car into the US?
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?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.
Does anyone know if there is any difference in US GT vs Canadian, and what about value...
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).