Welcome Home M199!


GTMD

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
882
NorCal
Dear Fellow Ford Fans,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to M199. My family welcomed her into our lives this Sunday, December 5th and what a day it was! Although the wait was long and the day was cold, damp and overcast, it ended up being, quite honestly, one of the most memorable days of my life. I invited a handful of family members and close friends to celebrate with us and they were all blown away.

Like many other forum members, we selected Kevin Koshkarian and Pat Milliken Ford as our delivery dealer and boy was this the right choice! Kevin is a kind-hearted, down to earth, true car guy who bleeds Ford blue and he went out of his way to make the event special and memorable. We can’t say enough good things about Kevin and Pat Milliken.

As for M199’s details, my wife and I decided on a Carbon Series and went with the Competition Orange accent package. But to really spice things up, we decided to upgrade the interior and went with Launch Control because we liked how the orange in the interior would play off the orange accents on the outside. I have to say that it was a decision we were nervous about but it paid off big time and it’s one of our favorite features of the car. It looks absolutely perfect!

One of the best decisions we made was to have the car delivered to Kevin in Michigan and have it wrapped prior to delivery. Kevin’s PPF installer has wrapped more GTs than anyone else and does an exceptional job. He also arranged to have Clearplex installed. Although some warned me that I wouldn’t be able to wait while the car sat in Michigan waiting for the paint to cure, PPF and Clearplex to be installed and then to schedule final delivery, I think this was another really good decision because we were able to drive it immediately and give a few lucky folks the ride of their lives—so cool! Thank you again Kevin!

Now for the special thanks...

We owe thanks to A LOT of people but there are a few that deserve special recognition. First and foremost, my wife Jen, for agreeing to go along with this crazy idea and pursue my dream of owning such an iconic car. It was great to see how excited she was come delivery morning. Next, I have to thank @Ed Sims and his wife Heidi for their friendship and support. If it weren’t for Ed, we wouldn’t have even applied for the car in the first place so thank you Ed for pushing me and keeping my dream alive!

I also want to thank @dbk for everything that he has done for this community and for sharing his passion for Ford products with us. Had I never stumbled across this forum and the Ford GT community, I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet all of you and I certainly wouldn’t have considered applying. We appreciate you more than you know!

Thank you again to Kevin Koshkarian for treating us like family and going out of his way to make this purchasing and delivery processes so downright special. I owe you big time for all you did for us and whenever anyone on this forum considers buying another Ford product, they should call Kevin at @Pat Milliken Ford and give him a shot at your business—you won’t be disappointed!

Our GT delivery specialist, Claude, gave us an exceptional orientation. He's also one of the nicest, warmest people you could meet—a true wealth of knowledge and such a gentlemen. Thank you Claude!

Our GT concierge, Megan, was patient, kind and supportive throughout the ordering process and always made us feel like we were making the right decision.

I was also fortunate enough to share the application and ordering process with a number of other forum members which added to the experience. @BtwoG, @canibl, @Triheart7, @SYCO GT and @Dave Hellinge were some of the many that inquired, encouraged and gave advice along the way. Thank you!

And lastly, thank you Ford and Multimatic for producing the best darn race car/super car the world has ever seen!! Thank you for the opportunity to share in the special experience!

OK, enough of the words. Here are some pictures…enjoy! 🥳
 

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Triheart7

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 3, 2007
2,553
Northern California
Wonderful post, so happy for you. Gabrielle and I thank you for your acknowledgement of Triheart 7. We are so happy for you and Jen.

Kevin
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
1,015
Gainesville FL
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One of the best decisions we made was to have the car delivered to Kevin in Michigan and have it wrapped prior to delivery. Kevin’s PPF installer has wrapped more GTs than anyone else and does an exceptional job. He also arranged to have Clearplex installed. Although some warned me that I wouldn’t be able to wait while the car sat in Michigan waiting for the paint to cure, PPF and Clearplex to be installed and then to schedule final delivery, I think this was another really good decision because we were able to drive it immediately and give a few lucky folks the ride of their lives—so cool! Thank you again Kevin!

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That is brilliant, and shows great patience! Beautiful, and congrats! 🍻 (y) :cool:
 
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DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,505
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Wow, you really spec’d out a winner there, Seth! Absolutely love that interior with your other options. Smart man, going with Kevin/Milliken and having their local experts do all of the film in advance. I was soooo glad I did that- it’s awesome to be able to go for a cruise right away! Congratulations- the wait is finally over. 🍻
 
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Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,830
MA
Very cool enjoy! And Congrats!
 
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GKW05GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 28, 2011
2,641
Fayetteville, Ga.
Congrats, awesome car and great choice on the interior
 
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JWZ

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 17, 2013
678
West Texas
Beautiful! Home run spec with the orange! Enjoy her!
 
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jr66

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 22, 2017
247
scottsdale
Congrats
 
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BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
988
Atlanta, GA
Congrats Seth and Jen. It was great going through this journey together. Awesome spec! The orange interior is perfect. You're gonna absolutely love the car.
 
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fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,766
Belleville, IL
Congrats.
 
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GTinTN

GT Owner
Jan 17, 2019
180
Brentwood, TN
Great pictures - awesome car! You are a lucky man - enjoy!!!
 
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GSix

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 27, 2021
30
Chicagoland
Congratulations, Beautiful
 
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rnkma4

GT Owner
Jun 9, 2014
52
Santa Clarita
Congrats.
 
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Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 3, 2005
890
way upstate NY
Great spec! When I ordered my 2019 CF edition, I went with liquid grey and orange accents like yours. I had long discussion with the concierge if there would be enough contrast b/n the CF stripes and liquid grey color. I was told it would be the first with all three colors snd would be fine. It was (and is)!
I can understand your apprehension on the matching interior but it was the right decision ( I did not think of it and probably would not have had the nerve to order it! ) nice spec! Enjoy!!
 
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Simon

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 19, 2013
1,101
Houston
Enjoy!! Great spec!
 
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SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,680
California
Woohoo! So happy for you Seth and Jen. Live changing no doubt. Isn't it great that dreams do indeed come true. Looking forward to see you nad your family and your new addition in person. I couldn't be happier for you.

It's been said:

Good things come to those who wait!

Never more true than with a M series Ford GT! Love your interior too!
 
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Spaceman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 1, 2012
274
Central Texas
Congratulations and excellent spec. Well done!
 
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canibl

GT Owner
Nov 22, 2005
436
Sacramento, Cali
Awesome! Love it! Let's get together as soon as I get mine back from getting wrapped! Congratulations, I'm super excited!!!
 
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Mr.Peebles

Member
Jun 19, 2019
19
Thanks for sharing your joy and your photos! Magnificent automobile!
 
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jabarger1

Member
Jan 8, 2013
6
STUNNING!
 
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