California dealer marks up Shelby GT500 by $100,000 on top of MSRP

How about that for appreciation?

1w ago


It's been around a year a half since the 2020 Shelby GT500 was first debuted, and dealerships are wasting no time in taking full advantage of the appreciating value of the limited-edition Mustang. So much so that there's a dealership in California selling a Shelby GT500 for $205,890, a $100,000 price hike.

Limited to 5,000 units, the Shelby GT500 was almost inevitably subject to price increases. Earlier this year, we saw a dealership in Riverside California markup a similar-specced Shelby GT500 by $80,000, with the sale price $185,890. But now, an unnamed dealership in California has decided to one-up the Riverside dealership by giving their new Shelby GT500 a $100,000 markup, with the final cost coming up at an eye-watering $205,890.

In the case of this specific Shelby GT500, it has the Track Pack, which makes the sticker price $105,890, so yes, it really is a $100,000 dealership markup. And while I'm sure we can all agree that the Shelby GT500 is a fantastic car, I'm not too sure if the $205,890 price tag is justifiable.

The Shelby GT500 has 760 horsepower and 625 torques, coming from a 5.2 liter supercharged V8, which is a monstrous amount of horsepower. However, by pricing the Shelby GT500 above the $200,000 threshold, its now in direct competition with some serious company, like the McLaren 570s ($192,000) and Lamborghini Huracan Evo ($208,000). So then, the question remains: Is a Shelby GT500 really worth as much as a McLaren or a Huracan, or is this the most ridiculous thing in the world?

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Comments (34)

  • Even in 50 years that car won't be worth $200,000. A classic fully restored Shelby GT500 with matching numbers is not worth $200,000 to me. If that car sells, it is to biggest idiot with the largest wallet.

      10 days ago
  • Why? Whoever buys that is stupid.

      10 days ago
  • Someone has been hitting the crack pipe too hard.

      10 days ago
  • Great, it’ll be worth $101,000 less after you drive it off the lot.

      9 days ago
  • I love the Gt500, I have an 07, but for $200 grand I can think of many other cars

      10 days ago
    • I think we all can

        9 days ago
    • I immediately came up with 3 various BMWs, 3 various Porsches and 4 various Mercedes'. I'd say it is done to attract attention and it's certainly working. We are talking about it. So the dealer can boast that he/she made big waves on...

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        8 days ago