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View Poll Results: Which of these two mosters would you rather have for a daily driver??
1968 Shelby G.T. 500 King of the Road 114 29.92%
2008 Shelby G.T. 500 King of the Road 267 70.08%
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:45 AM   #41
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68 for sure. I'm 21 and it's hard to turn down an 08 but I'm old school muscle at heart.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:47 AM   #42
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I'll take the '08! Sure, the '68 has a better looking exterior imo, but that's all it does better. 40 years of refinement and technology is hard to argue with.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:48 AM   #43
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As far as collectibility goes, I'd go with the classic...but for a DD, I'd go with the 08...reliability is huge when it comes to a DD...plus the classic is a collectible rather than a DD.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:28 AM   #44
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While the '08 would be a much better drive day in and day out. I'd take the '68 for one reason...$$$$$$ '68 is worth atleast twice what an '08 is worth. My grandfather had a '69 Shelby GT500 vert up to a few years ago and it was a great great car to drive and looks much better then IMO. His was a 428 Super Cobra Jet, Drag pack, Race Pack car. It looked like the car below except without the black hoodstrips(which I think look bad considering the rest of the car had white strips) and his had a white interior. The car below is a '70, 1970 GT500's were just left over '69 GT500's with the VINs changed and black hood strips thrown on.

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Haha the article blatantly says value is not to be taken into consideration.
08 KR FTW. Also depends how far your daily drive is. If I'm on the highway the new KR is going to be more efficient. Then again, even for short drives I would take the new shelby. It will tear a hole into 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 9999999999999
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While I would always go with the '68 if there were no conditions, I have to pick the '08 because "it must be my daily driver and I can not sell it". Once those two conditions are introduced, there is no choice!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:47 AM   #46
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It was a really tough decision, but I ended up with the 08. The '68 is awesome, but there are other classic stangs I kinda like the styling a little better (65-66 GT350 and the Boss 302) Plus, as previously mentioned, I can wreck basically anybody on the road.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #47
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Well i understand the power issues and that looks are an opinion but driving old cars is not that horrible... if you know anything at all about the most BASIC maintenance they are very reliable, people drove them for years and they didn't all do it at 5 below the speed limit with tune-ups every week... they are not nearly as bad as everyone tends to think, they are after all built to drive on the road with all the other cars... gas would not be too bad if it was driven like a grandmas car but thats true for both of them... IMO 68 all the way but i would take a 08 too...
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:18 AM   #48
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My first instinct was the '68 for sure. But I think the key here is that it would be daily driven. I drove my '93 GT daily through several winters and cried every time they salted the roads. I think it would kill me to torture the '68 through salty PA winters. I had to pick the '08 as it would be less of a sin.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:19 AM   #49
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1968 model for me, 2008 has too much technology, I like opening the hood and seeing a motor, not a jumble of plastic and wires, and hand tools as my only companions, not $500 handheld tuners/computer junk.
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For resale I would go 68' but since that's out of the equation 08 all the way!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:56 PM   #51
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I'm gonna have to go for the 08. I already have a 67 fastback and I have added many factory high-performance touches to including the Shelby cluster & the Shelby drop so I have the old school pretty well covered already. I win.

The 08 would be a much more comfortable car to drive around in traffic with the added benefit that your feet won't get wet in the rain as they will in a vast majority of 68's.


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Old 10-29-2008, 01:38 PM   #52
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'68 all the way. The '08 is cool, but it's so damn common. Any joe shcmo with a deep pocket can pick one up at a dealership, but a '68 is so genuine and cool. While the same joe can get one of those too, it's not the same. I would love to daily drive a '68 Shelby.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:44 PM   #53
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08 has way too much flash for my tast. I dont want DUBS on my car, im not aspiring to be in any rap videos anytime soon. 68' = class
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #54
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When you compare the two, there's a world of difference. Modern technology vs original innovation. No power windows sux, but damn man... Driving around in a 1968 classic mustang as a daily driver with no cats and and layers of laquer is just raw. You'll break so many more necks driving that car than you will with the 08. And it's not just a question of looks, cuz 300+ HP is still respectable. Anyways I'm not gonna crit everyone with a page of why I'd kill someone for either one of those cars lol. 68 all the way!
I could not have said it better. Nothing like vintage mustang. I get way more thumbs up in my 67.

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Old 10-29-2008, 03:30 PM   #55
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1968 GT500 KR without hesitation. That car is beautiful. Plus, I only have to drive 2 miles to get to the office. Both are great cars, but the '68 is just awesome. I'm sure that motor makes more than 335hp, and even if it doesn't make much more, who cares. That car is a piece of histroy, and in my opinion, the '08 will never have the same prestige.
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omg the 1968 model no doubt in my mind. much rarer and worth more.
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another reason i would go for the classic...you can go out and buy a new model, but to have the option to have such a rare classic would be impossible for me to pass up.

i drive a classic car daily now, and its really not as bad as everyone thinks.
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I've got an 07 GT 500, just took it to Myrtle Beach (about a 2100 mile round trip). Averaged 20+ mpg, rode in air conditioned comfort (top up or down), quiet comfortable, easy to drive. I'll go for the 08! Not that the 68 is not a cool ride, I nearly bought one 20 years ago and have kicked myself ever since. But for a daily? 08 fer sure!
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It'd be a hard decision I'm sure. I've never been a huge fan of the 68 and latter Shelby's. If we were talking about a 65/66 GT350, 67 GT500, 69 Mach 1, or 69 Boss 429..........I'd bite without hesitation. Outside of that, I don't know that I could pass up the performance offered by the new KR. Buuuut.........it's possible I'd change my mind if I had both cars in front of me to make my decision.
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After reading alot of post about peoples concern of comfort and stuff, I wonder if as many people would've been mustang guys or performance car enthusiast in general back in the day. Back when it was normal to give up alot of comforts to have a performance car. Like when the original Shelby Mustang came out he blatantly said it was an uncomfortable car that only a true performance enthusiast will enjoy. Look at the movie Two Lane Blacktop. Chances are most of you haven't seen it but there's a part were a guy's ridin in the main car and he says, "It's not too comfortable in here." and the driver replies, "Nope, doesn't even have a heater, slows it down.". lol I guess that's the advantage of the modern day is you can have mind boggling performance, and be in complete luxury. I have such a nostalgic mindset though, i'de rather have a nice challenging drive. Still though older cars aren't anywhere near as bad to drive as people are saying. I daily drive my '86 which might not've hit classic status, but it drives like an old car. When I want luxury and comfort i'll hit up the local Caddy dealer. Until then i'll take a '68 GT 500 KR, hold the a/c and power steering please.
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