HOw many produced collectable? Just bought very recently

40thcrimsonpony

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I just bought the car was curious could it become collectable vs regular GT .I know it is not Mach 1 cobra or buillit.....Any feedback be nice if I'm new to this stuff still have training wheels on
 

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There's no telling what the future will hold, but I doubt it would bring any sort of premium over a standard GT 20 years from now.

Either way, looks to be a pretty clean pony. Welcome to the forums
 

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These cars are slowly on their way up in price
as long as it is in the best shape you can keep it the better
lots of people are looking for that one perfect one
and i have seen them go for quite a bit lately
yes they are becoming a sought-after car and will be considered a classic
 

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Collectability relies on 2 factors: rarity and desirability. Just because something is not represented by a large cadre of identical things does not make it collectible. A Nth anniversary GT is just a GT and any modification pretty much destroys any collector value it might have. Collectors of things that are not rare are looking for concourse examples in pristine factory condition. Desirability comes from either genuine differentiation of some model or sub-model or the same thing that makes fashion unpredictable.

I have a pistol in pristine condition that's ridiculously rare (a French made revolver in .22velodog from a company that only made a couple dozen of them). It's also about as desirable as a punch in the nose so it's value is not far from zero. I have another pistol which was made in gigantic numbers (Luger with WWII era German markings) and of which there are a good number of them floating around in pristine condition. It's super desirable and carries a price tag that's pretty heart stopping for a 9mm pistol which is otherwise not particularly special. I have another pistol that has a cult following (H&K P7M8) and, while it's not super common compared to something like a Glock G17, there are a quite lot of them around in fantastic condition. It's a quirky little heater which is not especially wonderful to shoot, it's not rare and it's not desirable to the general population but the market price for one like it is simply insane because of the cult following.

Your car is in wonderful condition and the market value will be higher than otherwise because of that but it's not a collectable. termi's, cobras, machs, bullits, roush/saleen, and other special editions will have much higher value than a standard GT. In future years I think the 94-04 models will see their value appreciate more than otherwise they might just because it's a V8 car that's modern but not so sophisticated that you can't do all your own repairs. As CAFE rules continue to kill off high performance cars and CANBUS makes them impossible to work on without specialized equipment a good old fashioned muscle car will punch above its weight in market value as long as it's kept in reasonably good repair.
 

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If that is indeed a 2004 Crimson Red Mustang, only 4,529 were ever made. But you wanna have a bit more fun with this, right? Ok, so only 865 2004 Crimson Red GTs were built with standard transmissions. Is that good enough for you? 1 of 865?

That said, Ford made a zillion variants. So the 40s are not really sought out more than any other v8 New Edge. Interest in this body style is on the rise, so I’d expect values to match that, as these are future classics. I’d like to see more round bodies on the road, but unfortunately everyone seems to only care about the new edge.

Anyway, paint like that, take care of it. Garage it, park it in the shade, touch less car wash, no brushes! Also, drive it. Have fun with it. Sure it’s rare, sure it’s special, but it’s still just a 2004 mustang. It’s not meant to be a trailer queen. It’s meant to be a daily driver, if possible.
 
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