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Levi
02-03-2006, 12:53 PM
Ford Motor Co. has scrapped plans to build a high-performance version of its Explorer Sport Trac pickup and will halt production of both the Lincoln LS sedan and Ford GT sports car this year.

After announcing last week that the Wixom Assembly Plant would be idled in the second quarter of 2007, workers were told Monday that production of the LS would stop in April and work on the Ford GT would end in September.

Link (http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060203/AUTO01/602030367/1148)

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Andy M
02-03-2006, 01:58 PM
Well alrighty then!! There you go Larry! This pretty much ensures your GT should not decline in value, and will likely appreciate over time! That is, if you can keep from modding the crap out of it???! ;) :doubt:

Twice Bitten
02-03-2006, 02:22 PM
Well alrighty then!! There you go Larry! This pretty much ensures your GT should not decline in value, and will likely appreciate over time! That is, if you can keep from modding the crap out of it???! ;) :doubt:


Let the modding begin, oh wait, have you seen the prices for mods :eek: :jawdrop:

Codes
02-04-2006, 07:30 PM
HAHAHAHA. The Shelby GT 500 is taking the place of the GT. That makes me giggle. I like how Ford is completely ignoring the performance car/truck market that the other car companies seem to be embracing. Way to go Ford.

Jesse99
02-04-2006, 08:34 PM
That is kinda funny, but then I'm sure they will sell more GT-500..

97CasperCobra
02-04-2006, 09:10 PM
Let the modding begin, oh wait, have you seen the prices for mods :eek: :jawdrop:

Exhaust - $2,500
Stock rims - $900
Short-throw shifter - $420
Rear exit headers - $4,150
Long tube headers - $2,350

guess that's whatcha pay for owning an "exotic"....I think my detailing prices will go up for the Ford GT as well..... :p

cobltng
02-05-2006, 11:37 AM
Well by latest count we have local dealers planning to ask $85 -$100,000 for the Shelby,so to replace the GT whats another $50-75,000.Ford is absolutely nuts. As for the Adrenaline, who cares the concept was BUTT UGLY.

cobrabitn
02-05-2006, 11:44 AM
Please tell me there aren't any more "not to bright" buyers out there that would pay $85K to 100K for that car...tell me it isn't so! It's not Ford Motor Company that's nuts, it's their dealers who think there is one born every minute. Oh wait a minute, there is one born every minute...just not me. :rotf:

jimmysidecarr
02-05-2006, 03:30 PM
I've been through this once before...

I started as a parts guy in the fall of 1970... At the only Shelby franchised dealership in Syracuse... Hot Fords were seen everyday!!!! I don't think I need to list the "list" of late 60s early 70s MUSCLE that rolled through on a daily basis.

But by 71(first year for the legendary Pinto :rolleyes: ) the writing was already on the wall, the insurance lobby was pressuring the auto makers, the enviros were on the march as well.

The Ford Muscle parts program got ditched in either 72 or 73...

AND THEN THE OIL EMBARGO!!!
The rest is well known history...

We just need to preserve the love for the hobby. I know that won't be a problem for most of us, but if we take another hit like 9/11... or something happens to the oil prices, it will make owning a High Performance automobile seem like a frivolous luxury.

Keep the "faith" people... and keep those cars!!! We could be looking at the pinnacle of Ford based High Performance right now!!!

:thumbsup: