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Anyone sell their 13 or 14 and go to a 03 cobra?

Discussion in '2013-14 Shelby GT500' started by NewToFord, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. NewToFord

    NewToFord Member Established Member

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    So I know I’m probably going to get a lot of heat here. I’ve had my 2013 Shelby for about 3 years. I bought it used. It’s all stock other than the tires. Before I had this car I had a 03 cobra. I bought it brand new. It had a whipple and bolt ons. Made 600 to the wheels. I traded the cobra for the Shelby. I have always a kind of regretted it. I know for $1500 I can make th Shelby 700 plus hp. But there is something I really miss about the 03. So has anyone gotten rid of their Shelby and bought an 03? If I did buy one I would buy an already modded one. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Ohio Snake

    Ohio Snake Active Member Established Member

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    Nope. Sold my ‘99 Cobra and never looked back.....of course it was a 99 and not a termi. Id still take Shelby.


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  3. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Big gap in this post.
     
  4. gasyone

    gasyone Put Her In Jail! Established Member

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    I’ve done this twice now!! I’m now back in a 14 Shelby. You are correct that the terminator is beyond special but as I age the terminator just isn’t comfortable for me. Performance wise both are at the top of the food chain so it’s really all about what you want.


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  5. blue 07

    blue 07 Active Member Established Member

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    I've been in and driven in plenty of cobras, but something about my 13 that I just love. Newer design, insane torque ?? I'll stick with my 13
     
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  6. flynz

    flynz Active Member Established Member

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    TORQUE alone keeps me in my 13'... creature comforts make it a whole lot nice too. Get what makes you happy though, everyone will say one thing or another but at the end of the day you are the driver and the funder.
     
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    04whitesvtlight the beast is almost mine Established Member

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    Buy both that’s what I did ‘14 Shelby and 04 mystichrome haven’t looked back since lol
     
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  8. COOL COBRA

    COOL COBRA Hell Yes! Premium Member Established Member

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    They are so different from each other in most every way. That said, I like them both. The only fix if possible is to have both. I'd hate to have to chose one or the other, not sure which it would be.
     
  9. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My friend has a stock 14, and even though his is faster than my mild pulley 03, he says mine feels faster. It's that raw feeling we talk about all the time.
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Your Cobra is one of the FEW on this board I wouldn't mind swapping for. The color, the mileage. Love your car.
     
  11. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks Dominic.
     
  12. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Forgot the whore pictures. lol

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  13. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    1 owner beauty right there... Good Lord that thing is clean.

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  14. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Lol, STAMPEDE3 about shit himself when he saw it. "Almost 16 years old?" Jesus, I kept hearing. He has seen pictures I sent, but he said "really" when he was here last month and saw it in person.
     
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  15. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Yeah I can imagine. Pics never do real justice on a clean, well-kept car.
     
  16. Ohio Snake

    Ohio Snake Active Member Established Member

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    My point was I think the S197 body style are better than the S95 body styles. But the Terminator Cobras are a great car, but I prefer the Shelby’s.


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  17. fearthesnake

    fearthesnake Active Member Established Member

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    I went from a Whipple 04 Mystichrome (original owner) to my 13 GB GT500.

    Love both cars but prefer the 13' and no regrets. It's really your preference and can't go wrong with either.

    If you can swing it, pay off the 13' and buy another Terminator. Have the best of both worlds.
     
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    GNBRETT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    IDN I love my 13. LED's, HID's, track pack, Brembo's etc..... but I doubt it will ever be as iconic as the 03-04 Cobra which is just a raw classic. 25 years from the now the 03-04 Cobra will be worth more then my 13 GT thats for sure.
     
  19. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    So, if you had a modded Cobra, why no mods to the GT500?
    They take to mods just as well and with gears, pulley, tune, DRs you have a 10s street car.
    A stock Shelby is soft due to the gearing---guaranteed you swap in some 4.10s, drag radials and a tune and you'd be feeling VERY different about your car.
    I picked up a clean '93 Cobra to have a raw driver in addition to the Shelby and I eventually will replace the '04 Cobra I regret selling, but not at expense of the GT500.
    -J
     
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  20. BlksvtCobra01

    BlksvtCobra01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Don’t forget the cargo space lol.


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