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2007 Shelby GT – Mike Mohr

Nearing retirement, not sure he would ever be able to own another, (Yes, I said another) Shelby again, Mike Mohr took a shot and you can read the rest of the story about how he got a 2007 Shelby GT. Make sure to read a note from the previous owner at the bottom.

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What type of vehicle is this?

Car

Make, Model, Year of Project

2007 Ford Shelby GT

What stage is this in?

Somewhere between complete and not sure if it will ever get finished

When did you purchase it and for how much?

Purchased in September of 2019. I paid less that what it’s worth.

Why did you choose this vehicle?

I have always loved Mustangs, and Shelby’s in particular. I’ve owned several Mustangs, and 2 Shelby’s in the past, a 1967 and a 1969, both GT350’s.

When I sold my 1967 back in 1991, I immediately knew it was a mistake, and since then, have figured that I’d never be able to buy another one due to the prices.

When the new ones came out, I hoped that maybe I could afford one of those, only to find the prices out of my reach.

I had given up on ever owning another Shelby, when this one came available, at a price I could afford, so I jumped on it.

What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.

As I’ve just recently purchased it, it’s in the condition it was when I bought it.

There was an aftermarket GT500 spoiler added to the trunk lid, and I want to put the stripes on it to match the rest of the car.

I need to clean and detail the engine compartment, and have some panels replaced on the driver’s seat, due to wear.

What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?

Jason, the guy I bought the car from, had spent almost $5000 on the engine of the car about a year before I bought it. 

He had more aggressive cams installed, along with Kooks headers and an off road H pipe, as well as having it tuned and dyno’d. 

The car came with brand new tires, as well as new brakes, including drilled and slotted rotors. 

He gave me all of the receipts he had collected since he bought the car. 

I also had a Car fax done on it, and know that it was originally sold new in Arkansas, from there went to Louisiana, and then to Minnesota before ending up with me in Nebraska. 

In some of the pictures, the car has Minnesota plates. These are either pictures Jason sent me before I bought it, or were before I got it licensed in Nebraska. 

As it’s a complete, running car in very nice shape, it really doesn’t need too much. What I’ve done so far is to document the car as best I can, by purchasing a Marti Report, getting the Ford and Shelby window stickers, etc.

I’ve purchased a few small things for it, but as it’s put away for the Winter now, not much will be done until next Spring.

Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?

No parts put in it up to this point.

Where have you purchased your parts?

Again, as I haven’t gotten anything but a few small cosmetic items and some documentation, I really haven’t purchased much. I have contacted Shelby American for some of the items I’m planning on getting, such as the stripes for the rear spoiler.

What about you?

I’ve been a city letter carrier with the US Postal Service for 34 years, contemplating retirement in the near future.

I’ve had 8 different Mustangs over the years, including a 1970 Mach 1, a 1965 Factory Hipo 289 hardtop, a 1970 Boss 302, and the aforementioned 1967 and 1969 Shelbys.

I’m pretty much a backyard mechanic, having had little formal training in auto mechanics, save for an auto shop class in high school.

I’m a veteran, having spent 4 years in the USAF.

Any stories regarding this project?

As I’m contemplating retirement, I’ve been working on getting my finances in order, and wasn’t looking for a car to buy. I had pretty much given up on ever getting back into a Shelby, but had kept up on prices, etc., over the years. I had joined several Shelby related Facebook pages, and read them religiously.

One night, a gentleman posted a picture of his Shelby GT, and said that he had decided to sell it, that he was in the upper Midwest where I live, and to contact him for more information and to make an offer.

I looked at the pictures, and then saved the post. A couple of days later, I came back to it and read it again. I just about unsaved the post, as I figured that the car was way out of my price range, but at the last minute, I decided to send the OP a message.

I explained to him that I was nearing retirement, and really wasn’t in the market for a car, as I was paying off bills so that I COULD retire. I told him I knew that he had told people to make offers, but that I also knew he had a figure in mind that would buy the car, and that I was curious what that would be. I told him that I figured it was out of my price range….but that I would rather ask, and find out I couldn’t afford it, than to not ask, and find out later that I could have.

He sent me a reply with a price, which surprised me as it was something I felt I could afford, and that I also felt was very low for what I had seen of the car so far.

After many PM’s back and forth, pictures and videos sent, etc., I made arrangements to go see the car, and ended up buying it.

I’m extremely happy to be a part of the Shelby family again!

Note from the previous owner, Jason Phillippe.

I would like to add to this article. A passion of Shelby Mustang’s and timing brought Mike Mohr and myself together. I knew what the car was worth but I knew what I needed to take the next steps with my kids. It worked for both of us.

I knew the car would be loved as much as I loved it by Mike so it wasn’t a “sacrifice ” – I again appreciated his passion and commitment for it as I am at a stage that my children take priority and I couldn’t let this car sit.

I’m proud Mike has this car and he assured me if he ever sells it he’ll offer it back. I’m hoping he remembers the deal I gave him!

From one car guy to another this car bonded Mike and I and I look forward to seeing where he takes it! Cheers!

Any garages, parts stores, fabrication shops, etc you want to call out specifically?

Shelby American

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts

(Note from Previous owner) The engine work was done at Excessive Auto in Tea, SD.


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