• Jan 19, 2008


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[We originally listed a final selling price of $605,000, accounting the 10% auction fees. Since this auction was for charity, there were no additional fees and the final selling price is actually $550,000]

What does it cost to be the King of the Road? Apparently $550,000. That's how much Ron Pratte, who seems to be buying just about every Shelby at Barrett-Jackson, paid for the right to own the very first 2008 Shelby GT500 KR Glass Roof. That will only last for a while, though, since at least 999 more KR's will be built and are currently being assembled at the Shelby plant in Las Vegas. Numero uno features a black-on-black paint scheme that looks stunning in person, as well as a glass roof option that won't be available for the rest of production. As usual, Carroll Shelby was on hand to send the car off, reminding buyers why they are paying this much money for a Mustang. All the proceeds from the sale went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, so it's all for a good cause.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      wow if i had that amount of money i would
      a. wait and buy one like a normal non-douche
      b. then buy 5 other cars
      • 7 Years Ago
      600k for a mustang... sigh
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha, exactly what I was going to post. A well-built special edition of the Stang may be worth spending a *little* money for but $605k... all I have to say to that is "lol"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Barrett-Jackson is such a joke now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I went to bid against this guy, I would so pay someone to knock him out so I could buy the dang car I want rather then him just throw his money around not caring to think of sharing the cars for some other people.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Guys, they're making a huge donation to a good cause, and they happen to get a really slick Mustang because of it.

      All proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes. 0$ goes to Ford and Shelby. And I bet they both wouldn't have it any other way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That buys an aweful lot of Z-Max.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In my next life, I want to come back, as Ron Pratte.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I doubt he would have paid even close to that much if Ford was receiving the money. He has money, why not help people with it and get a little extra for doing so.
      • 7 Years Ago
      didn't the first GT500 sell for $648,000. to this same guy? so the 1st GT500KR sold for less than the GT500... hmmm..
      Micah
      • 7 Years Ago
      The headline's incorrect -- it actually sold for $550,000 -- the buyer PAID $605,000 for it. There's a distinction between the two.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Micah
        Technically....it sold to the buyer for $605,000...i mean someone did fork over that much for the car. Think of a TV on sale for $499.99 , but the buyer actually pays more in the end just to have the TV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      >scam
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