After a year of waiting for the GT500, I've put my purchase on hold. Maybe I'll get one in a year or so. Until then, I'll be very happy in my new purchase.....'03 Cobra. My husband, the vette owner, has already asked if he could borrow it (we'll see ) I have a question......The salespeople push the notion this is Carroll Shelby's last "hands-on" project so it will be a collector's car. I guess this is the reason they feel obligated to add $20,000 to the MSRP. Were they claiming in the 80's that the Shelby Dodge Charger would be a collector's car? I remember my friend being very excited about having one because it was going to stay a popular car like all the other Shelbys. Have you seen the asking prices for these cars? Looks like they didn't hold their value. What's the scoop?