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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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Ford Motor Company sells Volvo to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited

It’s official – Volvo has been sold again.  Volvo is now the first “Big Auto” brand to be purchased by a Chinese company.  Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited, or just “Geely” for short, said in a statement that “Geely intends to preserve Volvo Cars’ existing manufacturing facilities in Sweden and Belgium, while exploring opportunities to manufacture Volvo vehicles in new production facilities to be built in China for the local market.”  A press release on Ford’s website spells out some more of the details.  Having bought Volvo for $6.45 Billion in 1999, Ford takes a huge loss on their investment, even just looking at the purchase price & the sale price, not counting operating losses, opportunity costs, etc.  Perhaps this deal will help Volvo capitalize on the huge Chinese automotive market and bring the brand back to profitability.

Here’s more from the Ford website:

The sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.
The purchase price for Volvo Cars and related assets (primarily intellectual property) is $1.8 billion (U.S.), which will be paid in the form of a note in the amount of $200 million (U.S.), and the remainder in cash. The cash portion of the purchase price will be adjusted at close for customary purchase price adjustments relating to pension deficits, debt, cash and working capital, the net effect of which could be a significant decrease in the cash proceeds to Ford.
“Volvo is a great brand with an excellent product lineup. This agreement provides a solid foundation for Volvo to continue to build its business under Geely’s ownership,” said Alan Mulally, Ford’s president and CEO. “At the same time, the sale of Volvo will allow us to further sharpen our focus on building the Ford brand around the world and continue to deliver on our One Ford plan serving our customers with the very best cars and trucks in the world.”
Ford will continue to cooperate with Volvo Cars in several areas after the sale has been completed in order to ensure a smooth transition, but will not retain any ownership in the Volvo Cars business.
Geely plans to, once the deal is finalized, keep Volvo as “a separate company with its own management team based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a new board of directors.”
Geely’s motto is “Beyond Value” – looks like they got a much better value than Ford did!
While we don’t tend to carry many Ford or Volvo vehicles at Select Luxury Cars in Atlanta (Marietta), we thought you’d like to hear the news in case you hadn’t been glued to the mass media news websites… maybe because you’ve been busy looking at the beautiful pre-owned cars in our inventory?  I can’t blame you.  We’ve got some amazing luxury cars!

Week in Review- January 3rd

January 10, 2010 2 comments

BMW

BMW announced that it would be bringing back the 7series B7 for the 2010 model year. It now features 20 spoke wheels, with a 500 Horepower engine producing a massive 516 Lb-Ft of torque. The enite car sits about a cnetimeter lower than the average 7series. All the tech toys weve vome to expect from BMW are still there in the form of Dynamic Damping, Active Roll Stabilization, Dynamic Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control, which is apparently what it takes to keep a 500 HP car that weighs 5,000lbs on the straight and narrow or, what it takes to make a car wearing 21″ wheels ride well.

2010 BMW 7series AlphinaAlpinas will be available from BMW dealers later this year, but there’s no word on price yet.

Ford

Just when everyone else was catching up to Ford’s standard-bearing infotainment system, the propeller heads in Dearborn have unveiled their next-generation human machine interface, and based on what we’ve seen it’s really, ridiculously good.

My Lincoln Demo

The MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch are the next evolutions in Ford’s control scheme. It takes the navigation plus Sirius Travel Link system and simplifies and augments all aspects of operation. When Ford approached the problem of the human machine interface (HMI) they decided to resolve it into four distinct groupings, phone, navigation, entertainment, and climate. They put these four segment in the corners of the navi screen and made each report current conditions regardless of how deep you’ve dug into the file structure.

Porsche

Like the current model, the new Cayenne will share its platform with the VW Touareg, the 2011 VW Touareg is scheduled for a Detroit Auto Show unveiling next week while the Cayenne is scheduled for the Geneva Auto Show in March.

2011 Porsche Panamera
Autocar says to expect a weight decrease of around 375 Lbs, largely thanks to Porsche ditching pretensions of off-road capability along with the low-range transfer case and and locking rear differential. Inside, expect a fancier interior in the vein of the Porsche Panamera, with a high center console and nicer materials.

These spy photos also reveal that the Cayenne will be wearing a Panamera like hood bulge while, like the 911, the Cayenne Turbo gains LED running lights and a larger grille to accommodate the intercooler.

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