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Old 11-20-2011, 06:28 AM
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Kinda reminds me of a late night infomercial - "BUT WAIT THERE MORE IF YOU ORDER IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES YOU WONT LOSE OUT ON THIS FANTASTIC DEAL!!!"
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Earlier in December, I attended a data center conference in Las Vegas.

Given proximity to Shelby facility near the Las Vegas International Speedway, took the opportunity to take the tour of the museum and shops. There were two CSX 6000 rollers available for sale located in the museum (tour guide who was very good, mentioned it a couple of times) and one of the 50 special CSX 8000 (there one day, gone the next). Cobra part of the shop had perhaps 5 cars under construction (two were aluminum and now finally understand there are two sources for these cars) the balance were fiberglass. Lots and lots of Mustangs.

Nothing was mentioned about cessation of orders (of course nobody asked) and prices mentioned for the rollers were around the $59k mark as I recall.
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Just looked on the Kirkham website, their basic price has jumped to $69500, from (I think) $56500
There goes my chances of ever owning one!
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They have an excellent product as do other manufacturers and can only wish them well in the new year.
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Demand is high for Cobras, the prices of high performance classic cars have shot up Astons, Jaguars, Austin Healeys and such are rocketing.
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Wow, just read through this thread. Given the details I gleaned this seems to be a simple matter of Supply & Demand playing out. (1) They must have more orders than they can handle (hence they are not taking any more orders) and (2) they must be anticipating continued higher demand going forward, hence the upcoming price increase

I know the economy isn't great, but these are boutique cars manufactured in relatively small numbers. As long as you have a global market you can find enough high end buyers for your product.
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Demand is high for Cobras, the prices of high performance classic cars have shot up Astons, Jaguars, Austin Healeys and such are rocketing.
Must be that darn 1% again... driving up costs.
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Just looked on the Kirkham website, their basic price has jumped to $69500, from (I think) $56500
There goes my chances of ever owning one!
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I got mine just in time, now I need to sell my SPF.
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Debeste has 20 csx rollers sitting waiting for engine trans, I dont see why there is a wait unless your waiting for a specific color, its all smoke and mirrors, Kirkham all the way baby.
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Debeste has 20 csx rollers sitting waiting for engine trans, I dont see why there is a wait unless your waiting for a specific color, its all smoke and mirrors, Kirkham all the way baby.

He is sitting on a millon bucks worth of cars...... i bet hes loving the price increase.....
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Just looked on the Kirkham website, their basic price has jumped to $69500, from (I think) $56500
There goes my chances of ever owning one!
Mark
Very close. The price was $56,995 and the price increase must have just happened in the last month or two. The Kirkhams have held that old base price for a very long time, so on the surface, it seems understandable. Especially considering that Shelby has increased his prices.
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Very close. The price was $56,995 and the price increase must have just happened in the last month or two. The Kirkhams have held that old base price for a very long time, so on the surface, it seems understandable. Especially considering that Shelby has increased his prices.
It is nice to see in this economy some things are holding there value, can't wait till mine gets here, kirkhams rule.
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Now, wasn't Brian Angliss/Autokraft/AC done in by unsustainable price increases? I wonder if Shelby remembers that?
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Its my understanding they are taking orders again BUT the price did go up (of course)...
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