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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, 07:19 PM   #61
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I want the 68. That big block would really make me happy!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:25 PM   #62
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Actually, I'd take rdeor's blue '67 fastback /\ /\ /\

And its true about the sacrifices made back in the day for more performance. Hell, there's no better example of that than the '65 GT350's. I got a chance to see a mostly stock one run in person, and man.........that thing was crude, rude, and unapologetic..........I loved it.

There's a whole list of classic Stangs I'd dropkick an 08 Shelby to have in my driveway anyday of the week. It's just that the 68 Shelby...isn't one of them.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:25 PM   #63
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I drive the one in my sig as a daily driver now when the weather will let me. If I had to give it up for one of these two, it would be the '68 without question. I love the little foibles that come with the classics.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:13 PM   #64
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Daily Driver...2008 def. you have to have the premium sound system and the total package. The 2008 is a supercharged beast, dont get me wrong i love the 68, but value aside, the new Kr is 100% better, not to mention easier to find parts for
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:54 PM   #65
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'08 FTW!!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:06 AM   #66
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CANT COMPARE MODERN TECH WITH THE OLD SPECIALLY 540 HORSES STOCK
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #67
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I'm kinda biased. I would pick one 68' over 10 of the 2008's. You see the 05-08 body styles all over the place, it's not really an ooh or an ah car anymore....just, oh there goes another one of those new super charged Mustangs. I'm sure in 68 and 69 it was like that for the 67-68 body style Mustangs. Like, oh there goes one of those over priced 68 Shelby's again....

I love them both though.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:17 AM   #68
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Hmmm…after reading the actual conditions, I recant my original post. My car leaks in the rain, 11” clutch, my mirrors, steering and brakes suck, and while it is my daily driver….it has left me stranded more times that I can count. I can’t hear my 8-track player over my loud H-pipe barely even a muffler exhaust. I carry a tool box in my trunk and a screw driver in my pocket just to ensure that I can get from point A to point B.

I guess with a 2008 I could fill up my trunk with car wax, tire armour all and towels.

For my daily driver (there is a heater box in the 2008’s right?) I would pick the 2008…..
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:54 PM   #69
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The '08, with hesitation that most of you won't be expecting.

I'm a hard cornering/handling/autocross enthusiast first, last, and just about everywhere in between. I'm not afraid to get involved in chassis mods for that purpose, but the rules of this little game won't let me do that with either car. So I choose the car with the better chassis and the better OE cornering performance. The bottom line is "fun to drive" for each of us voters, and that's my definition.

It's not just the car either. While looking at the whole packages do not underestimate the value of today's 18" wheel/tire package compared with the tires and wheels that were used 40 years ago or the equivalent tire sizes today. There never was anything in 14"/15" street rubber as good as today's OE 18", and most (maybe all) of the better 14"/15" tires are no longer available in adequate sizes anyway. IOW, you'd be driving on tire technology aimed at long tread life instead of grip, and tire store loss leader specials aimed at customers who only want round/black/hold air/CHEAP (not necessarily in that order). No winners in that bunch. Been there. Still am, sort of, just with a different semi-old car.

I will assume that there was an option for either factory or dealer installed A/C (I now need this for personal reasons involving heat stress susceptibility), so I'm not going to count A/C as a strike against the '68.










About that hesitation I mentioned. As popular as forced induction seems to be with most of the S197 owners here, it just doesn't do much for me at all. But I think that FI would be an easier pill to keep swallowing on a daily basis than the handling deficiencies of the '68 would be.

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I'm kinda biased. I would pick one 68' over 10 of the 2008's. You see the 05-08 body styles all over the place, it's not really an ooh or an ah car anymore....just, oh there goes another one of those new super charged Mustangs. I'm sure in 68 and 69 it was like that for the 67-68 body style Mustangs. Like, oh there goes one of those over priced 68 Shelby's again....

I love them both though.
what were they like 3k back than, man i wish i lived back in the 60s with the money im makin now i could afford a house....maybe
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what were they like 3k back than, man i wish i lived back in the 60s with the money im makin now i could afford a house....maybe
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:30 AM   #72
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I'm a fan of both, but for convenience and modern technology. I have to go with the 08. I actually plan on building, from scratch a 68 replica (not the KR, just a regular fastback) in the next 10-15 years. It's been a dream of mine.
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08 Hands down. I Love the looks of the new style.
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68 while the 08 is a damn nice car.... the 68 looks way better and turn heads more than the 08 anyone who thinks the 08 is better is crazy
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Not much question that the '08 is a better car.

But the '68 was a bigger statement, and has the advantage of nostalgia going for it as well.

I wonder how this poll would turn out if it were to be taken again in 40, or even 20 years from now.


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Man this poll is starting to look like the Presidential Race. Where are all the old school guys to help even this up abit? 68 all the way!
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2008 for daily driver.

1968 for fun, I would be afraid to drive it in heavy traffic.
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Man this poll is starting to look like the Presidential Race. Where are all the old school guys to help even this up abit? 68 all the way!
Put up a thread over in the Classic section that links back here. A lot of the Classic members don't stray very far from there.


There's a lot that I happen to like about the '68 - along with quite a few things that I don't want to have to deal with ever again. Points, carbs, flat-tappet cams, 1960's chassis & handling, compromise gearing no matter what (assuming that it's a DD as per "the rules" here), etc.


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If it was just a weekender I would go with the '68 but since it is a daily driver I voted the '08.
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To me I would notice an '08 over a '68...just because I'm young and I like the new. I would definitely notice the '68 but to me the '08 is sooo nice
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