YouTuber Shmee150 Gets Himself a 2017 Ford GT, Waiting for the Production Info

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The 2017 Ford GT allocation frenzy continues, with YouTuber Shmee150 being the latest well-known customer to let us know he made the cut, following Amy McDonald and Deadmau5.
The allocation emails were sent out last week and now Shmee has grabbed a 2017 GT scale model for what he calls the Shmeemobile cabinet - the man has a cabinet holding models of all his cars, be they front his past, his present or his future garage.

While Tim, to use Shmee's real name, will undoubtedly enjoy the supercar and make it Internet-famous, we can't hide the feeling the Blue Oval is using a buyer selection strategy that's difficult to understand.

We're not the only ones to state this, but we'll say it anyway: unlike Ferrari or Lamborghini, whose rich supercar pedigree allow them to do as they please when choosing their clientele, the simple man aura of the Ford badge was supposed to mean that we can't end up with situations such as this one, where a well-known Vlogger who hasn't owned the previous GT (to the best of our knowledge) makes it to the 500-people shortlist while certain people who have a first-generation GT in their garage were left out - we'll remind you a total of 6,006 prospective buyers were left out.

And while we're at it, we'll remind you Ford has already sent Yes/No letters to the people who applied for the new GT and you can check them out here.

Here's the bit we don't understand - since we're talking about Ford, the arrival of the 2017 GT isn't going to trick people into believing your average Blue Oval models have suddenly become faster.

Then again, with the company overlooking applications of its faithful customers, the chances of these people remaining loyal to the brand drop significantly. So, is the strategy worth it just because the Ford badge will get more awareness? Guess only time will tell.
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