Why didn’t they put the Shelby letters on the back deck lid ?

Bossing

attacks tracks
Joined
Mar 12, 2013
Posts
3,524
Reaction score
3,140
Location
So. FL
Vehicle(s)
Just can't get enuff!
Obviously to each their own..... not my taste at all but a local owner I know (and some of you here know him as well) did this to his. Mostly to personalize it so different strokes for different folks.
C62A28F9-8539-4970-A8D4-E21E580F3488.jpeg
 

Minn19

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2016
Posts
1,904
Reaction score
1,146
Location
Minnesota
First Name
Jason
Vehicle(s)
19 ZL1 1LE, 19 F150, 19 SB S5
Obviously to each their own..... not my taste at all but a local owner I know (and some of you here know him as well) did this to his. Mostly to personalize it so different strokes for different folks.
^This, it isn't the gaudiest thing I've ever seen, but I am definitely a less is more kind of a guy.

It was one of the things I didn't like about my M cars, the unbelievable number of M badges just to make sure everybody knew what you were driving. :rolleyes:
 

Allegro

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2018
Posts
176
Reaction score
129
Location
Abbotsford B.C.
First Name
Bob
Vehicle(s)
2018 RC GT Premium
How opinions change in just a few years. When the GT500 came out in 2007, the Shelby letters were grouped together on the left side of the trunk lid. The general consensus was that they looked terrible, so there was a major trend to removing them and spacing them out across the deck lid. Even Ford paid attention, because when the 2008 GT500KR came out, the Shelby letters were spaced across the trunk.
 

96cobra

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2016
Posts
932
Reaction score
659
Location
USA
Vehicle(s)
GT350R
I wouldn't be able to stand a big embossing on the car like that. Those big deck lid letters and the bumper embossings/depressions saying things like "Mustang", "Shelby", "Roush", "Saleen", etc just remind me of tacky 90's flare.
Spot on.
 

Epiphany

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2015
Posts
5,973
Reaction score
7,947
Location
Global
Vehicle(s)
I like to disassemble things.
How opinions change in just a few years. When the GT500 came out in 2007, the Shelby letters were grouped together on the left side of the trunk lid. The general consensus was that they looked terrible, so there was a major trend to removing them and spacing them out across the deck lid. Even Ford paid attention, because when the 2008 GT500KR came out, the Shelby letters were spaced across the trunk.
I couldn't wait to get all the faux crap off of my '09.

enhance?fromCloud.jpg


enhance?fromCloud.jpg


enhance?fromCloud.jpg






Ford did pay attention and the GT350 was adorned with minimal badging. I hope they don't go backwards and slather the next GT500 with cheese galore.
 

Next Phase

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2016
Posts
416
Reaction score
235
Location
NC
Vehicle(s)
Mopar
I think the Shelby letters on the truck look good, but it isn't something I would add to my car unless I spent most of my time at Cars and Coffee and away from a track, then it would be the first thing I added. Along with a giant SHELBY banner across the front windshield. I'd also have a Shelby T-shirt and freshly ironed Jorts (jean shorts) and knee high socks.
 
OP

jpindustrie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2017
Posts
453
Reaction score
184
Location
NYC
Vehicle(s)
a Ford Mustang
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #24
Eh? Whatya talkin bout Willis?
I'm talking about the fact the top Mustang (currently) has a completely different torque curve of prior speciality/Top Mustangs...

The fact the car has 0-60 and 1/4 mile times that don't really tell the FULL story of the performance envelope of the car

The fact the car is still held in such high regard 4 years after introduction especially amongst younger generations and still commands top prices.

The fact that the Euro guys (the I-can't-be-seen-in-a-domestic crowd) are talking about how much of a 'value' the GT350 is... :)

Made sense to keep the letters off , this is not Coletti's SVT group anymore. :thumbsup:
 
OP

jpindustrie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2017
Posts
453
Reaction score
184
Location
NYC
Vehicle(s)
a Ford Mustang
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #25
I wouldn't be able to stand a big embossing on the car like that. Those big deck lid letters and the bumper embossings/depressions saying things like "Mustang", "Shelby", "Roush", "Saleen", etc just remind me of tacky 90's flare.
Don't cut it out too soon, history definitely has a nasty habit of repeating itself.

Who knows - you may be paying top dollar for those 'throwback' options on a future Hybrid 'stang...

It's like the hipster/horn rimmed glasses all these girls are wearing nowadays... they do know they were once called child predator glasses right? :p
 

5.Oh Crush

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Posts
854
Reaction score
310
Location
US
First Name
Ra
Vehicle(s)
Mustang
How opinions change in just a few years. When the GT500 came out in 2007, the Shelby letters were grouped together on the left side of the trunk lid. The general consensus was that they looked terrible, so there was a major trend to removing them and spacing them out across the deck lid. Even Ford paid attention, because when the 2008 GT500KR came out, the Shelby letters were spaced across the trunk.
I think it looks nicer with no wing.
1.jpg
 

Epiphany

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2015
Posts
5,973
Reaction score
7,947
Location
Global
Vehicle(s)
I like to disassemble things.

BmacIL

Enginerd
Joined
Sep 21, 2014
Posts
15,029
Reaction score
8,849
Location
Naperville, IL
Vehicle(s)
2015 Guard GT Base, M/T
Vehicle Showcase
1

Hack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Posts
10,374
Reaction score
5,466
Location
Minneapolis
Vehicle(s)
Mustang, Fiesta
The upcoming GT500 may have quite a bit more bling than the GT350 did. Spy photos show a huge snake in the grill. Different cars, different buyers.
 

Advertisement





 
15 - Steeda - 2


Advertisement
Top