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I was simply trying to see if there was any professional opinion online about the speculative future appreciation in value of these cars like there is and was about the Ford GT. My search brought me here to this topic and after all the opinions that I read...I just wanted to put my own in there among all the other non professional opinions. No disrespect. Just putting in my 2 cents like the others here. Whether a noob or not here...I am experienced in life and old enough to be considered a classic myself.
You say "professional opinion" and "speculative future" in the same sentence and expect to be taken seriously?

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When all the cars Ford makes are smaller displacement V6 and lesser motors employing some form of boost...the value of an NA V8 should climb even more. It will be a novelty in the Fact that it is a FPC. And That it was the last bow out for NA before heavier CAFE restrictions come into play.

Logic simply points to all good news here. No matter what newer tech comes along....this car is not only a milestone...its also the last of its kind.
I think it's pretty funny you keep using words like "logic, history, and facts," while ignoring all three.
 

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Don't sell the old stuff... unless you're "done" with the old stuff... It can happen. The old stuff is cool and fun, but you can only drive one at a time. Most don't handle as well as the crappiest new car. IMO the new "shelbys" won't be valued like the old ones.... ever.
 

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Well understood in psychology using past data to make future decisions.

But consider a few factors, there's more electrical stuff, mode codes, more parts, and the way the market is shifting is towards ... electric.
A lot of people state, once you try electric, you wont go back. Interesting.
Ford started "leap program" IIRC - which is why the majority of Ford cars got axed.

It's really hard to say, kids today are different then the kids from the 60's
 

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If you are going to buy one with investment potential, go for a GT350R. As for the typical GT350, use the 2012/2013 Boss 302 as a guide. Their values are falling below original MSRP. That said, they are holding value better than run of the mill GTs. The GT350 is a much better buy than a fully loaded GT and will hold its value better. You have to decide if you are going to buy one and put it away in the hopes it will gain value. If you do, you lose the fun quotient the car was built for. With the new GT500 right around the corner, not a good time to buy a GT350. After the GT500 hits the market the sales potential for the GT350 will drop, maybe a good time to buy then? If you plan to drive the car and enjoy it, buy a slightly used one and let the PO take the depreciation hit. These cars were meant for driving, having one sitting in the garage on the hopes it will increase in value is iffy. Then again, in 50 years who knows, but you won't care at that point.
 

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For investment purpose if you don't choose the R model( which is the better bet), get a track model...more folks opted for the tech pkg and the track model is very close to the R model handling wise. Imhp
 

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I just read the whole thread, not realizing it started back in '15. A lot of the stuff that was said back then has been proven to be untrue. Kinda funny how much guesswork is believed.
 

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For investment purpose if you don't choose the R model( which is the better bet), get a track model...more folks opted for the tech pkg and the track model is very close to the R model handling wise. Imhp
Or, get a tech like I did. And drive the crap out of it. All this saving it for the next guy investment stuff never made much sense to me. I hand mine back out of breathe, filthy, and with an empty tank ;)
 

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Or, get a tech like I did. And drive the crap out of it. All this saving it for the next guy investment stuff never made much sense to me. I hand mine back out of breathe, filthy, and with an empty tank ;)
So as I understand it you should have been given the fluid cooler upgrades like was on the track car as a factory recall. Differential oil failing. Tech owners crying lawsuit; "I want my tech car to survive on the track:)" But you still have the grand-pa seats:grin2:

Too soon...always a stoopid to call it an investment considering the alternatives for ROI. Smarter to be the flippers that will always make more short term than the guy that parks them and waits.
The first round of "investors" have already been paid and moved on since the ROI will flatten for years. Im talking about those 1st guys that got them @MSRP or even better and unloaded to the early adopter crowd and non-allocated dealers. Im sure there were some that got screwed as they held out too long then showroom supply caught up.
The next slump will come in 2-5 years as they get "paid off" and there are a load of cars that can be sold at a nice chunk with a seemingly low cost per mile of use, you win the smiles per gallon but are actually losers when upkeep, tax and interest are figured.
If you want to compare to the Boss again you can see plenty of those that are now 5-6 years old but with way under 1000 miles that are priced strongly if not a bit over compared to MSRP.
 

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So as I understand it you should have been given the fluid cooler upgrades like was on the track car as a factory recall. Differential oil failing. Tech owners crying lawsuit; "I want my tech car to survive on the track:)" But you still have the grand-pa seats:grin2:

Too soon...always a stoopid to call it an investment considering the alternatives for ROI. Smarter to be the flippers that will always make more short term than the guy that parks them and waits.
The first round of "investors" have already been paid and moved on since the ROI will flatten for years. Im talking about those 1st guys that got them @MSRP or even better and unloaded to the early adopter crowd and non-allocated dealers. Im sure there were some that got screwed as they held out too long then showroom supply caught up.
The next slump will come in 2-5 years as they get "paid off" and there are a load of cars that can be sold at a nice chunk with a seemingly low cost per mile of use, you win the smiles per gallon but are actually losers when upkeep, tax and interest are figured.
If you want to compare to the Boss again you can see plenty of those that are now 5-6 years old but with way under 1000 miles that are priced strongly if not a bit over compared to MSRP.
What's mostly funny is that there are a TON of people on the GT350 forums looking for "grandpa" seats to swap out with their recaros. Mine is my daily driver, so I wanted the heated/cooled seats. If I want the "hotrod" feeling I will drive my fastback. I think a lot of people think they are a lot more hardcore than they actually are. As someone who has built street and race cars for a number of years I have a pretty clear understanding of what I want from a car and the tech package is perfect. I also literally just thrashed it up Mulholland on Sunday at 101 degrees and didn't have a single problem. If you want a dedicated/even partial track car, yeah I think the coolers are a smart call. But if you are buying a street car, there isn't a thing wrong with the tech. In fact, I think it's the much better call for a bunch of reasons. I knew what I was buying when I got mine and low and behold, got exactly what I wanted. Or, just get a 17' and have both ;)
 

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Whether it's a car, real estate, or 100 shares of gilt edge stock, there are plenty of smart people that were made to look stupid when they tried to predict the future value of their "investment ".



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I don't understand what there is to argue here.

Cars depreciate, until they don't. Once there are enough years since they were available, and if they have some sort of enthusiast hook to them, they go back up. Somewhat limited production, special in every way you can measure against a regular Mustang, these cars are surely going to be collectable. Few cars are instantly collectible, and that's not what we're talking about here, but check back in when a 2016 GT350 is 25+ years old and I bet you'll do a spit-take at what they are going for.
 

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I don't understand what there is to argue here.

Cars depreciate, until they don't. Once there are enough years since they were available, and if they have some sort of enthusiast hook to them, they go back up. Somewhat limited production, special in every way you can measure against a regular Mustang, these cars are surely going to be collectable. Few cars are instantly collectible, and that's not what we're talking about here, but check back in when a 2016 GT350 is 25+ years old and I bet you'll do a spit-take at what they are going for.
Ford has been at this 'game' for a long long time. The game is making something 'special'; a few unique adjustments to the exact same cars rolling off the other assembly line, limit the numbers, give it special badges, signatures, and then stop making them. People come in DROVES to see them, hear them, smell them and like lemmings, pay an arm and a leg for one! They're sometimes not even that special, but because it's car '1 of 18' or '1 of 2', they're collectable. A fringe benefit is it increases demand and sales for the garden variety version. And the game goes on. Supply & Demand 101. I'm really surprised the other guys, GM and Mopar, aren't doin' it, to any degree. I think they don't have the financial 'cojones'. They don't realize that when you create 'rarity', you make your killing off the 'hype', and what it does for the high-volume assembly line. The dealers and the 'investors' make the money off the 'rarity'.

I'll just go drive and love my plain ol' '68 T coupe'...
 

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Ford has been at this 'game' for a long long time. The game is making something 'special'; a few unique adjustments to the exact same cars rolling off the other assembly line, limit the numbers, give it special badges, signatures, and then stop making them. People come in DROVES to see them, hear them, smell them and like lemmings, pay an arm and a leg for one! They're sometimes not even that special, but because it's car '1 of 18' or '1 of 2', they're collectable. A fringe benefit is it increases demand and sales for the garden variety version. And the game goes on. Supply & Demand 101. I'm really surprised the other guys, GM and Mopar, aren't doin' it, to any degree. I think they don't have the financial 'cojones'. They don't realize that when you create 'rarity', you make your killing off the 'hype', and what it does for the high-volume assembly line. The dealers and the 'investors' make the money off the 'rarity'.

I'll just go drive and love my plain ol' '68 T coupe'...
Due respect but the car in question is more than a few unique adjustments. The structure is completely proprietary from the windshield forward, as is the windshield itself. The engine only comes in this one specific car, the transmission, brakes, suspension, interior, wheels, exhaust, under panels, I could go on. Are all completely unique to this car. Yeah, a lot of special editions from the factory are badge swap engineering. But the car in question if anything was more of an engineering exercise to push the limits of their team than anything else.
 

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What's mostly funny is that there are a TON of people on the GT350 forums looking for "grandpa" seats to swap out with their recaros. Mine is my daily driver, so I wanted the heated/cooled seats. If I want the "hotrod" feeling I will drive my fastback. I think a lot of people think they are a lot more hardcore than they actually are. As someone who has built street and race cars for a number of years I have a pretty clear understanding of what I want from a car and the tech package is perfect. I also literally just thrashed it up Mulholland on Sunday at 101 degrees and didn't have a single problem. If you want a dedicated/even partial track car, yeah I think the coolers are a smart call. But if you are buying a street car, there isn't a thing wrong with the tech. In fact, I think it's the much better call for a bunch of reasons. I knew what I was buying when I got mine and low and behold, got exactly what I wanted. Or, just get a 17' and have both ;)
That was a sort of question to you. Is there an actual TSB or Recall from Ford for the Tech cars to get the extra coolers? Before that the Trak car as a choice you could easily add the better radio/nav. It might be a silent recall only for those owners that ask for it but Ive seen references on another board. A few failed diffs in a smallish track community, they sued because of Fords "track ready" marketing. The same folks that found out why the oil filter MUST be torqued to whatever that high spec is or its going to blow oil:surprise:.

Since the WWWeb was arounf in '03-'04 was there a thread for "New Mach 1 futures?" Browsing car ads like porn I happened to search Mach1(not CL trash), impressive ratio to MSRP in asking prices for lowish mile cars. Also a great many bargains in those cars with higher miles. Will someone say the same in 10 yrs of GT350?
 
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