• May 19th 2006 at 4:03PM
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Ford Motor hasn't even announced the MSRP for the Shelby Cobra GT500 yet, but enthusiastic buyers have already promised dealers that they will pay $20,000 more to get their hands on one.

CNN/Money reports that Ford dealers advertising on eBay Motors are asking for bids that indicate the amount over the sticker price that buyers are willing to pay, and getting bids over $20,000. The car is expected to list for around $40,000, so that means that buyers eager to get one of the early production models are willing to pony up (couldn't resist) at least $60,000.

The first units arriving at dealerships in a couple of weeks, and most dealers will only get one or two.

[Source: CNN/Money]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Erik, the two happiest days for the owner of that overpowered POS will be the day the ninny buys it and the day the ninny sells it.

      And when the ninny sells it, the ninny's financial loss will be huge.

      There is nothing even remotely "classic" about a reborn car that was better for what it was in 1965 than it is now.

      It's just another boring Ford with a ridiculous engine to help little penises feel bigger.
      • 9 Years Ago
      For the love of all that is good and holy, do NOT put ricer tail lights on a Shelby Mustang!!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      What do you bet that these bidders aren't reading the entire listing. They think they're offering to pay $20K for a Shelby Mustang, not $20K on top of the MSRP. There's going to be some highly disapointed people walking into their local Ford dealers soon.

      Personally, I think this is the most boring Mustang desgin since the 80's Hatchbacks. I prefer the fastbacks of the late 60s.
      • 9 Years Ago
      When a car like this one is brand new there are always a few people willing to take a serious bath in order to have one of the first.
      • 9 Years Ago
      kelly, go for it. it's a future collectors dream car. my 67 gt has been appraised for over 90k, purchased originally for around 5k. it tells idiots like iquack what true american classics are all about. either he is a toyota salesperson, or just a gay hippie wannabe that drives a xB. if you take good care of it and keep the miles low, it will only appreciate in value. i only wish it came out five years ago, i would have bought two, one for me and one for my daughters graduation. good luck, and go for it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Kelly is real, but a bit cheap. My daddy has a 2 Bentleys and a Maserati in the garage. That's why we keep our garage door open so neighbors can see our cars and be envious.

      Daddy wants to get me a Mustang GT500 but we're not sure how to position the cars in the garage and driveway to best show them off to the "little people" who drive by.

      Oh, by the way, we aren't fat-cat Republicans. We're compassionate Democrats who've done well by doing good--with other people's money, of course!
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is for people that take to heart the claim that this car is faster than anything under $50K, so they insist on paying $60K.

      For $60K you can buy a new Vette (a better sports car)and Mazda 3 (a better Ford).
      • 9 Years Ago
      Proof that it's possible to make two mistakes at once:
      1. Overpay for a fad;
      2. Buy any Ford.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just got my license and was told I am a very good driver. I have no accidents or moving violations and NEVER drive while on my cell phone (dad will not allow it). I am not really into the horsepower of a car, but I love the way these cars look. The first thing I might replace though are the wheels which are not my style. Also might replace the seats with some aftermarket like my friends. I am not sure if the car has the see thru (clear) tailights, but I might get those too. Peace and love, Kelly
      • 9 Years Ago
      No offense Kelly, but if you're not into the specs (HP and such) what's the difference for you if you get a regular Mustang for a whole lot less and get some stripes put on it if you really want. You'd save a lot on the car and in maintenance, not to mention insurance!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "enthusiastic buyers have already promised dealers that they will pay $20,000 more to get their hands on one."

      • 9 Years Ago

      I really hope you're just joking. If not, you are the definition of what is wrong with this country.

      I've got a brilliant idea for you. Go out and buy (with you're own money, mind you), some used car that has relatively low mileage that you can fix up and do whatever you want to it. That way, if you feel the necessity to put "cool clear lights" on a car, at least you won't be damaging what is probably the last car to bear the name of an automotive legend, a car that people will still lust after 40 years from now. That way, not only will you not be tarnishing a future classic, but will also learn a thing or two about something people in our generation (I'm 23) seem to have forgotten, namely the satisfaction that is derived when you know you've worked hard for something and earned it. In the real world nobody will be impressed by you driving this car because they will be aware of the fact that you did not earn it (and no "it's a graduation gift" won't cut it with most people who actually work for a living). If anything it will cause people to have a negative opinion of you because they will assume you have never worked for anything in you're life and are thus completely clueless as to how things work in the real world.

      I go to a private college and I know too many people who's parents give them everything they want and let them do whatever they want who are thoroughly unprepared for life in the real world.

      If I've come off as harsh or rude I apologize, but I'm just telling you things that too many people in our generation are finding out the hard way, things that they should have been taught by teachers and parents, things that are more important than looking cool or being popular.
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