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So, if I got this right, some say that I should keep the car stock, for resale value, and some recommend to modify it.

I am faced with a show stopper, and for now, I have to keep it stock. So that you know, I convinced my wive that, the last production of Boss cars was in 69-70, and that it would be a great thing to get the 13 Boss in case Ford decides to turn off the production valve. The condition was that I would no longer spend money on my 2000 GT ($11,000 in 2011) and get the Boss, which has everything needed on it (no additional spending). I agreed, but I keep looking at the flowmaster pipes (which connect to the side pipes) and better looking wheels. Like some of you, I also convinced the wife that this was an investment, that will pay off in about 25-30 years (I suspect if it stays stock), so I appreciated the comment of keeping all the original parts.

I think that my best bet would be to wait a few years, change the exhaust system, but keep the original for resale value. We will ride the car to shows and enjoy it a bit before winter storage every year. I don't think I will be racing it, so no change in the shifter, suspension, or drive shaft needed. By the way, because we are getting older, we decided to go with the standards seats, but tinted the windows in a dark black. It looks great on a SBYBoss.
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I don't think of the car as an investment. It's fun to drive and work on. I don't want wholesale changes, but I want to be able to pick it out of a crowd of other Mustangs. I bought it to drive, not sit in a garage. It's going to get door dings and rock chips. To each their own though. I only have to pay for mine.


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My father just picked one up two days ago. It's a '13 also and his premise for trading his '12 Challenger R/T was similar.

Even though the color of the Challenger was rarer AND popular/in demand/very retro like the competition orange was in 1970...he likes owning the the more limited production versions of the pony cars. The R/T was Header Orange with dealer installed R/T Classis stripe package with the Sport suspension wheels/package. It was a great looking R/T but he wanted more from it and on those cars it costs a lot to mod.

On the other hand, the Boss fit the bill nicely and to get it, he had to commit that this would be his last car...as opposed to pumping cash into the Challenger to get it up to par in the power dept. In the long run, he saved money on modding (plans to only get track key fwiw) and got a more limited production, eye catching car.
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So you took delivery then went and parked her for the winter without even at least getting a chance to get intimate with her


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So, if I got this right, some say that I should keep the car stock, for resale value, and some recommend to modify it.

I am faced with a show stopper, and for now, I have to keep it stock. So that you know, I convinced my wive that, the last production of Boss cars was in 69-70, and that it would be a great thing to get the 13 Boss in case Ford decides to turn off the production valve. The condition was that I would no longer spend money on my 2000 GT ($11,000 in 2011) and get the Boss, which has everything needed on it (no additional spending). I agreed, but I keep looking at the flowmaster pipes (which connect to the side pipes) and better looking wheels. Like some of you, I also convinced the wife that this was an investment, that will pay off in about 25-30 years (I suspect if it stays stock), so I appreciated the comment of keeping all the original parts.

I think that my best bet would be to wait a few years, change the exhaust system, but keep the original for resale value. We will ride the car to shows and enjoy it a bit before winter storage every year. I don't think I will be racing it, so no change in the shifter, suspension, or drive shaft needed. By the way, because we are getting older, we decided to go with the standards seats, but tinted the windows in a dark black. It looks great on a SBYBoss.
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[snip] So that you know, I convinced my wive that, the last production of Boss cars was in 69-70, and that it would be a great thing to get the 13 Boss in case Ford decides to turn off the production valve.
All else aside, on that aspect of this you did right. There's no "in case" because Ford announced early on that the reincarnated Boss 302 would have only a two year production run, just like the original. It's no accident that the 2012 has stripes like the 1969 car and the 2013 has stripes like the 1970.

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Yes, I had to park it for winter. At least, I had a 10 minute drive from the dealership to my house. It was late in October, and I was getting ready to go on my military course that ends in December.

Yes, the intent is to have a car I will not have to mod, like I did with my 2000 GT. And yes, it was time to get it before production would end. By the end of the loan, the cost is $52K (CAD). I hope that in 25 years, it will be worth about $100K, or more.

I just can't wait until July comes along and I can take it for a ride to Montreal. I have to suprise my parents.
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I'm looking at the 2013 Shelby 500GT exhaust as a replacement for the back mufflers on the Boss. As anyone replaced their systems for the 500GT? If so, got any pictures?
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You have to change the valance also. It's on my wish list.

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