Hoping to makes its SVT line of high performance vehicles more mainstream, Ford has made selling the cars available to all of its 3,900 dealerships. At the time of SVT's hibernation, about 600 dealers were offering the full line of SVT vehicles. In 2004, however, Ford allowed all of its dealers to sell the SVT Focus, but only 800 took the Blue Oval up on its offer. Reactions from the dealers have been mixed, as many are not willing to meet the certification requirements that Ford demands for its SVT dealers, which includes additional sales and service training for technicians. The first vehicle to be available again from SVT will be the Shelby Cobra GT500, which, if anything, should attract people into showrooms like moths to a flame.


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