One of the reasons I haven't put the Lemans stripes on my GT is I don't want people thinking I'm trying to look like a Shelby when I don't really have one. That's a shame as I really like the look of the Lemans stripes.
Every owner has to find his own comfort level, of course, but I wouldn't worry about that. While it's arguably true that LeMans stripes are currently most closely associated with the GT500, they are an iconic design that have been used on LOTS of cars down through the years ... Shelby Cobras, Ford GTs, Corvettes, Miatas, Mini Coopers, even Dodge and Ford pickups. And on lots and lots of Mustangs, of every year and specification. Phony Shelby badging is one thing, wide stripes that don't say anything about "Shelby" or "Cobra" or "GT500" are another. If you like the look of LeMans stripes and want them on your car, go for it.
2012 GT Premium Coupe | Performance White | 401A Charcoal+Grabber Blue | Comfort Pkg | MT82 | Boss 302 Shift Knob | 18" Pony Pkg Wheels w/Brembo Pkg Center Caps | Boss/CS Front Valance | Scott Drake 5.0/Tri-bar Fender Emblems | FRPP Strut Tower Brace | Redline Hood Struts | GT500 Rear Splash Guards | Rear Spoiler Delete | Sound Tube Delete