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Featured Vehicle: 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Convertible

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Here’s another beauty for you muscle car fanatics out there.  Far more than just the “average” Mustang, which I happen to like a lot anyway, this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Convertible is a real stunner and won’t leave you disappointed. It’s in showroom condition inside and out, black with a charcoal interior, manual transmission with a 5.4L DOHC supercharged & intercooled V8 engine.  After the video slide show, there are lots more details below.

This beauty is currently at our Atlanta used sports car dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060, near Atlanta, GA.  To arrange a test drive, or to buy it and have it delivered to your door, call us at 770-421-0070 or toll free 1-800-283-7224.  Or you can email us at info@selectluxury.com.

  • Exterior: Black

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible front view closeup

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible front view closeup

  • Interior: Charcoal
  • Stock #: 10529A
  • Engine: 5.4L 32-valve DOHC supercharged & intercooled V8 engine
  • Carfax Highlights
    • No Accidents / Damage Reported to CARFAX
    • No Airbag Deployment Reported to CARFAX
    • Vehicle Qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee
    • No Structural/Frame Damage Reported to CARFAX
    • No Manufacturer Recalls Reported to CARFAX
    • No Indication of an Odometer Rollback
    • CARFAX 1-Owner
    • No Total Loss Reported to CARFAX
  • VIN #: 1ZVHT89S085140364
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Mileage: 6,323

*CARFAX CERTIFIED!

*ONE PREVIOUS OWNER!

*MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 COBRA CONVERTIBLE!

*LOCAL TRADE IN!

*ALL SERVICE RECORDS!

*SHAKER 1000 SOUND SYSTEM!

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible rear view

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible rear view

*XM SATELLITE RADIO!

*IN-DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER!

*REAR SPOILER!

*LEATHER SEATS!

*MUSTANG COBRA CAR COVER!

*SHOWROOM CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT!

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible passenger front view

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible passenger front view

Included Optional Equipment

  • SHAKER 1000 AUDIO SYSTEM[918]
    • Original Price:$1295.00
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • CD Changer
    • CD Player
    • MP3 Player
    • Premium Sound System
  • 6-SPEED TREMEC MANUAL TRANSMISSION[44E]
    • 6-Speed M/T
  • SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO[50S]
    • Original Price:$195.00
    • Satellite Radio

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible Standard Equipment

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS

  • City 15/hwy 21 (5.4L supercharged engine/6-speed manual trans) (2007)
  • City 14/hwy 20 (5.4L supercharged engine/6-speed manual trans)

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible steering wheel and dash view

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible steering wheel and dash view

EXTERIOR

  • Unique aluminum hood w/functional air vents
  • Black cloth convertible top
  • Unique color-keyed front/rear fascia
  • Unique rear spoiler
  • GT500 side stripes
  • Unique upper & lower grilles
  • Complex reflector halogen headlamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Dual power exterior mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

INTERIOR

  • Unique leather sport bucket seats w/cobra logo-inc: 6-way power adjustable driver seat w/power lumbar, increased lateral support

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible trunk lock cobra closeup

    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible trunk lock cobra closeup

  • Center console-inc: armrest, storage bin
  • Front color-keyed floor mats w/driver retention hook
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/red stitching, unique thumb pads
  • Brushed-aluminum accented (6) gauge instrument cluster-inc: boost gauge, message center, SVT graphics
  • My Color customizable 125-color interior lighting system
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Active anti-theft system-inc: perimeter/intrusion alarms
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Shaker 500 audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3 player, (6) speakers
  • Aluminum accented air register vents
  • (2) cupholders
  • (2) power points
  • Front door map pockets
  • Soft vinyl door trim inserts
  • Scuff plate w/bright “SVT” insert
  • Header-mounted dome lamp
  • Illuminated entry
  • Unique shift knob w/leather shift boot & parking brake handle
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible engine closeup

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible engine closeup

MECHANICAL

  • 5.4L 32-valve DOHC supercharged & intercooled V8 engine
  • 6-speed Tremec manual transmission
  • Limited slip differential
  • Traction control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • SVT-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension w/unique dampers & coil springs
  • SVT-tuned live-axle rear suspension w/unique dampers & coil springs
  • P255/45ZR18 performance front tires & P285/40ZR18 performance rear tires
  • 18″ x 9.5″ GT500 unique bright machined wheels w/SVT center caps
  • Wheel locking kits
  • “Fix a flat” flat tire inflation kit
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented 4-wheel disc brakes w/Brembo front rotors & calipers
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Stainless steel tuned X-pipe design dual exhaust

NOTE

  • **ALL STANDARDS ARE 2008 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**

SAFETY

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Second generation front air bag system for driver & front passenger
  • Seat mounted side-impact airbags for driver & front passenger
  • 3-point active safety belts in all seating positions
  • Front seat Belt-Minder
  • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system on rear outboard seats
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Speeding Tickets from Space?

April 22, 2010 1 comment

Another new technology is being tested to reduce speeding.  For those of us who have a heavy foot and tend to drive fast, this isn’t good news.  Radar detectors and other such devices may become obsolete if the “Speedspike” system takes off.   The good news is that it doesn’t seem to be able to handle short bursts of speed (at least not yet), but can measure accurate speeds over long distances.  So if you’re planning on driving that BMW Convertible or Maserati convertible on your next road trip, enjoy the speed while  you can.

From a post on Slashdot and an article on the UK news site The Telegraph, here are some more details:

Satellites being used to catch speeders as a test in the UK

Satellites being used to catch speeders as a test in the UK - image from Telegraph.co.uk

A new kind of speed camera that uses satellites to measure average speed over long distances is being tested in Britain. The “Speedspike” system combines plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver to calculate average speed between any two points in the area being monitored. From the article: “Details of the trials are contained in a House of Commons report. The company said in its evidence that the cameras enabled ‘number plate capture in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day.’ It also referred to the system’s ‘low cost’ and ease of installation.” I can’t wait to see the episode of MythBusters where they try to avoid getting a speeding ticket from a satellite.

At millions of dollars a pop, satellites aren’t exactly “affordable” but I suppose that the increased revenue from all the new speeding tickets, without the costs of adding more policemen, could make this pay for itself pretty quickly.

License number plate capture regardless of weather conditi0ns…wow. That’s pretty amazing.

Happy and safe driving!

Select Luxury Cars 985 Cobb Parkway Marietta, GA 30060 770-421-0070

Forbes Magazine says Luxury Cars Are Back

According to Forbes Magazine, Luxury Cars Are Back.  According to us here at Select Luxury Cars, they never left.  Well, actually, many of them have left our showroom floor at our dealership in Marietta, GA, delivered to happy customers from Atlanta to Singapore, and from Dubai to London.

Here’s a link to the video on the Forbes Magazine website: http://video.forbes.com/fvn/business/ms_luxury040510

In the video, Forbes interviews several luxury car manufacturers.  The consensus seems to be that they expect a fair amount of growth in the luxury car segment, at least for new luxury cars, as the economy staggers towards recovery.  As a used luxury car dealership, we’ve seen steady and increasing sales despite the recession because consumers of all economic levels have become more sensitive to price and value.  By buying a used luxury car instead of a new one, you avoid that large percentage of depreciation that happens immediately after you drive a new car off the lot.  So you get a better value for a practically-new car, or an older one that has been reconditioned to “like new” condition.

So enjoy the video, and feel free to look at our inventory of pre-owned luxury cars in Atlanta here.

11 Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Summer

Here’s a useful post on Jalopnik about getting your car ready for summer. Whether you’re in a Mercedes-Benz or an AMC Pacer, it’s important to take car of the basic maintenance (or have a good mechanic take care of it for you) so that your car is ready for summer and doesn’t suffer any unnecessary wear and tear that would negatively impact its resale value or detract from the sheer joy of driving.

tips to make sure your car is ready for summer

Summerize your car

 So on to the things to check to ensure your car is ready for summer:

1) Tires.  Make sure they’re properly inflated & don’t have excessive or unusual wear.

2) Get your brakes inspected. 

3) Wash thoroughly – especially if you live in an area where they use salt on the roads in the wintertime.  Wash the undercarriage, wheel wells, & the engine compartment in addition to that nice shiny paint job. 

4) Check your oil / change your oil.

5) Check your coolant.

6) Check your transmission fluid.

7) Check your power steering fluid.

8) Check your brake fluid.

9) Check your battery.

10) Fix the little things.  Lots of little things tend to break more easily in the winter time.  So fix those little rattles, broken trim, and so on.  It probably won’t make much, if any, difference on your car’s performance, but a car without annoying flaws is just more fun to drive.

11) Change your windshield wipers.   

I’m not sure why they didn’t mention this in the article, but making sure your air conditi0ning works properly seems like a no-brainer to me, especially since our dealership is in the Atlanta area where it does get hot & humid in the summer time. 

Of course all of these are basic routine maintenance no matter what the season, but summer is for fun and making sure your car is ready for it can make your summer just a touch more enjoyable.

Or if you’re ready to buy a convertible, just visit us online at http://www.selectluxury.com.  Everyone should have a convertible at least once in their life.  I’ve had two so far…

Featured Vehicle: 2001 Bentley Azure Convertible

Here is yet another beautiful car available at Select Luxury Cars in Atlanta (Marietta), GA.

This one is a rare, collectible 2001 Bentley Azure convertible, black on black with just over 9,000 original miles. She’s a beauty!  You can view lots of photos on our website at http://www.SelectLuxury.com.

We’ve put together a 30-second video slideshow of this incredible preowned Bentley Azure in Atlanta, GA here:


Here’s a head-on photo of this stunning pre-owned Bentley Azure:

2001 Bentley Azure convertible front view

2001 Bentley Azure convertible front view

*CARFAX CERTIFIED!

*TWO PREVIOUS OWNERS!

*SHOWROOM CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT!

*LOW MILES ONLY 9KMLS!

*ALL SERVICE RECORDS!

*RARE AND COLLECTIBLE!

*POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP!

*HEATED FRONT SEATS!

*18 INCH CHROME WHEELS!

*POWER ADJUSTABLE STEERING WHEEL!

*POWER WINDOWS!

*POWER MIRRORS!

*DRIVER AND PASSENGER LUMBAR!

Visit the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060 0r call 770-421-0070 for details.
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Pre-owned 2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante in Atlanta

March 10, 2010 1 comment

Now THIS is a beautiful car!  It’s a used Aston Martin DB9 Volante, a 2008 model, on the showroom floor at the Select Luxury Cars dealership in Marietta, GA, just NW of Atlanta.

This DB9 Convertible is black with a tan interior. Under the hood it boasts a 6.0L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine with less than 6,000 miles.

Here’s a video walkthrough so you can see the condition and features of this work of art.

This pre-owned Aston Martin DB9 Volante is CarFax certified, with only one previous owner, low miles, an automatic transmission, a navigation system, parking sensors, satellite radio, heated seats, Xenon headlamps, power seats, a full windscreen, and is in “like new” condition.

2008 used Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible Passenger Front View

2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible Passenger Front View

You can view it in person at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060. Call 678.622.5587 and our sales team will help you with any questions or if you’re ready to buy an Aston Martin DB9 Volante.

We can arrange for delivery worldwide – except, of course, countries with which the U.S. has a trade embargo.

Select Luxury Cars is a dealership specializing in preowned luxury vehicles, used sports cars, exotics, and sports utility vehicles.