If you want special treatment, I bet a Ford GT would do it!Ford's allocation BS is largely to blame. Build as many as people will actually order and buy.
As it was described to me, a dealer only gets so many allocations, and they depend on sales volume. Back when I inquired about ordering my '15, through a smaller dealer that moves very few Mustangs per year, I was told that they could order with no issue if they had Mustang allocations; they had no problem ordering it X-plan, but had to have that allocation. No problems there since they had only ordered a couple. But it could have been a bottleneck on me ordering a GT.
When it comes to something like the GT500, allocations are very few; a dealer has to move a ton of Mustangs for more allocations (plus the enrollment in the Shelby program). I wanted a base GT500 (let alone a CFTP) bad early last spring, but ADMs were rampant and I'll never pay one, knowing that things would cool off. Throw in the 'rona and a couple of major life events since, and I'm on the fence now after (too) much consideration. Lost sale? Maybe, let's wait and see about a '22. Fast forward to today and I've reached out to a couple of dealers that I've learned will sell one at MSRP, and allocations are full plus there's a list. I just want to buy a goddamn car and the hoops one needs to jump through have annoyed me nearly to the point of saying to hell with the whole idea.
As far as pricing on the GT500, I feel they're right where they need to be. Ford's build quality will never merit more and, frankly, might be a little high considering there's no special QC treatment given for the flagship model. But that's another topic.
I felt as you did about buying a GT350. The ADM was stupid and though I’d love the car, ADM is something I’d never pay. Wish I knew [email protected] then.