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I simply meant that compared to doing that work to the car yourself in the aftermarket and getting 0 return on your aftermarket investment, with the Shelby modifications you will typically hold onto something of your investment. If maximum return is your goal then put that money into the markets, but if you're the kind of person who finds value in the name, there seems to be a number of people down the line who also seem to find some value in the CSM number.
Pretty simple from my standpoint as all I am trying to suggest is that us automotive enthusiasts might want to try to maximize our bang for the buck as much possible when it comes to purchasing a Shelby Mustang model whether it be directly from Ford or from SA.

If you think that paying $80,000 for a 2008/2009 Shelby GT500 KR was a terrific deal based on a whopping 40 HP increase along with a new hood, hood pins, different gears and a few other goodies was a great deal or paying a ~$50,000 to ~$75,000 markup over and above the Base MSRP of $42,000 for a 2007 GT500 then go ahead and fill your boots.

If you are also suggesting that a modified 2020 CSM HEP R is worth more than a bone stock 2020 HEP R then we are definitely on a totally different page.

This has nothing to do with the money markets and all to do with watching our hard earned dollars when it comes to purchasing a new HP Mustang model.

As far as you previously mentioning that you are a one of the bigger nay-sayers of the SA operation and then your subsequent posts I guess that I am left a little confused.
 

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Pretty simple from my standpoint as all I am trying to suggest is that us automotive enthusiasts might want to try to maximize our bang for the buck as much possible when it comes to purchasing a Shelby Mustang model whether it be directly from Ford or from SA.
Agreed.

If you think that paying $80,000 for a 2008/2009 Shelby GT500 KR was a terrific deal based on a whopping 40 HP increase along with a new hood, hood pins, different gears and a few other goodies was a great deal or paying a ~$50,000 to ~$75,000 markup over and above the Base MSRP of $42,000 for a 2007 GT500 then go ahead and fill your boots.
Definitely not

If you are also suggesting that a modified 2020 CSM HEP R is worth more than a bone stock 2020 HEP R then we are definitely on a totally different page.
I believe the market will show that a 2020 CSM HEP R is worth more than a bone stock 2020 HEP R or a modified 2020 HEP R modified similarly outside of Shelby American, but not by a value equivalent to the Signature Series cost.

Much in the same way a 20017-2014 Super Snake is worth more than a stock 2007-2014 GT500 or a 2007-2014 GT500 modified to similar performance levels outside of Shelby American, but not by a value equivalent to the cost of the Super Snake conversion.

As far as you previously mentioning that you are a one of the bigger nay-sayers of the SA operation and then your subsequent posts I guess that I am left a little confused.
My point was that if you're the kind of person who see's value in the Super Snake package or the Signature Series in regards to the name/heritage in addition to the modifications, there is a track record of getting a higher resale value out of CSM equipped vehicles. That's all.

As far as a return on your investment the performance and styling and resale is woeful compared to the expense, so the only way it absolutely makes any sense is if the person sending their car there is willing to forfeit a large amount of cash just for the sake of saying their car has a CSM number. I personally don't see any vale to the CSM number myself.

To me, SAI lost it's way when they stopped racing and stopped developing. Anymore they're just bodykits and off the shelf parts from other aftermarket suppliers. Meanwhile companies are out there actually developing products for Mustangs and I hold those brands in higher regards now. SAI really lost their minds when they started producing "Super Snakes" off of base Mustang GT's with the S550 chassis.
 
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