California dealer marks up Shelby GT500 by $100,000 on top of MSRP
How about that for appreciation?
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?