Mark IV Lifetime
- Sep 1, 2005
Very well said. +1BTW, as far as I'm concerned the rapid infusion of technology in modern cars makes the GT pretty much the last of a breed. Starting for the 2012 model year all cars sold in the U.S. have to have stability control, and almost all of them now have electric steering and brakes (meaning no direct mechanical connection between the driver controls and the wheels). This will probably make cars safer and even faster on a track, but like electro-hydraulic clutches that doesn't necessarily make them more fun to drive.
GT represents a very unique moment in time. Enough technology to create a world beater but enough restraint from Ford to keep it pure and real in terms of design and engineering. And if you don't believe me just check the car's "depreciation" since new. Now find me a car built in similar production numbers that has held up remotely as well. As we all know, these things are special. Letting one go should be reserved for financial emergencies only IMHO.
Of course I chased mine for 3 and 1/2 years, and like some of you I visited her on the assembly line and took delivery with 7 miles on the odo, so I'm probably biased. One thing's for sure, I can't ever do that with a classic Ferrari or an F1, so I better just keep her.