• May 19, 2008
When I first gazed upon the Shelby GT500KR at a Ford event, I leaned over to fellow blogger Sam Abuelsamid and told him that dealers would try to get $100k for the limited edition road-ruling 'Stangs. Well, as it turns out it wasn't even a ballpark guess, as Lone Star Ford is looking to fetch $155k for his allotted KR on eBay. That's almost double the KR's $79,995 MSRP, but with only 1,000 special edition GT500's scheduled for this year, there is bound to be drastic markup. It is worth pointing out that the Ford GT's MSRP was roughly $155k, and for the same price you can get a BMW M3, a Mustang GT500, and one hell of a vacation.

If money means little to you and you're seriously thinking about shelling out $155k for this Shelby GT500KR, you won't find out a whole lot of information on the eBay page. Part of the reason for that is because Lone Star Ford hasn't yet taken delivery of the 540 hp Mustang that's up for auction. It also explains why the dealer has a photo of a standard GT500 sticker instead of that of the $80k KR.



[Source: eBay via Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Another sad episode in Ford's demise. people like those willing to orgasm over "Suped up" dinosaurs like the Mustang (and they include the Crain publications) have lengthened the agony of Ford. It would be much more life-saving (if it is not already too late) to pass on these abominations and remind Ford (and GM and Chrysler) that innovation, quality and honesty are the way out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As a dealer I struggle with this everytime there is a "hot" vehicle. But I always let the market take care of it. The market is never wrong. As the one with millions invested, how is it fair that I sell it for stricker only to have the buyer flip it on ebay? The only (if not well liked) answer is that it is not. Let the market figure out selling prices....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I believe in ebay, as long as there is no buy it now or reserve. If it is worth 150k people will bid till that point if they think its worth it. If not then tough cookies
      • 6 Years Ago
      more than 150k for a car that shares a lot of parts with a 20k "secretary's car" version?

      ... for a car with a live-axle, and unpainted barn-door side mirrors, and stiff, cold-fish interior materials, regardless of the "design"...

      No friggin' thank you.

      Have these people even heard of the V8 M3, let alone the Aston Martin Vantage V8?

      No way I am buying a Mustang V8 over an Aston Martin V8, especially if the Mustang costs MORE!!!

      150k can buy a very nice Vantage V8 with Prodrive goodies and a bit more wick on the V8.

      A sucker and their money are soon parted, and there is one born every minute.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm with you on the Prodrive Aston.

        $155k for any Mustang that isn't plated in gold and encrusted with precious stones is a waste of money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just don't understand why manufacturers do this.

      Customers hate +MSRP markups, because it just feels like you're getting ripped off. The manufacturer doesn't benefit from the price gouging, it all goes to the dealer.

      Does anyone honestly like that their car is so rare and collectible that they had to pay a markup on it?

      The reviews I've read on the GT500KR is that it's the best factory mustang ever for the track. Does it really make sense to make sure only a small number of people get to see and drive it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope it backfires like the morons trying to sell GTOs for $60K... but I doubt it. America, F yeah!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Also, keep in mind that dealer cost on this is probably in the mid to high $60's. So they would almost be clearing a cool $100k on this one vehicle!

      And they wonder....
      • 6 Years Ago
      A vehicle selling for close to double it's MSRP price will not make it an instant classic, give it about three years, then see what they can sell it for..... You know what they say... " A fool and his money...."

      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL! That's all I can do at the notion of a $155k new Mustang. LOL!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford had a hard time selling the GT which was a more superior product than this. If more dealers continue with this kind of markup I think they'll face the same problem with the KR Mustangs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I live in New York so I'd get a BMW powered Range Rover used and a 135i and have money left over with the money I'd spend on a Mustang. That's awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I liked the Used Cars sign in the background.....oh I'm sure it has been "used" a few times by punk porters taking it to get the gas filled up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can anyone explain to me how they are "demanding" $155k? It sounds to me like they are asking for it. Was anyone approached by this dealer "demanding" money?
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