Some please buy it. And drive it.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was all-new for 2020 and some dealerships wasted no time with those dreaded markups. In fact, one dealer listed a GT500 for nearly $150,000 despite its MSRP running about $99,000. When there's demand there's desperation. Just 5,000 GT500s were built for the 2020 model year and a similar figure should happen for 2021. However, collectors tend to prefer limited production models from their first model year, thus making every one of those 2020 GT500s potentially even more valuable. One owner has clearly taken note of this and isn't wasting any time trying to turn a profit.
Up for sale from Mecum Auctions is this 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, build No. 1,997, a car whose owner had no intention of ever driving.
With just three miles on the odometer, all of which are just delivery miles, the plastic covering the seats reveals the muscle car has never been dealer prepped; it's as if it just rolled off the final assembly line. Even the window sticker is still in place. This Black on Black example has the center stripe deleted but it does come equipped with the $3,000 Technology Package, which tacks on a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with SYNC3, a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, heated exterior mirrors with Cobra LED door-projector puddle lamps, memory driver's seat, and a voice-activated navigation system.
Like all new GT500s, power comes from a hand-built 5.2-liter supercharged "Predator" V8 with a monstrous 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque paired to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The GT500 is not exactly considered to be fuel-efficient. Both it and the now discontinued Shelby GT350 were banned in Europe due to their gas guzzler status. Eventually, America will also likely adopt more strict emissions standards, but that's not happening just yet and muscle cars like the GT500 will continue to be sold.
But how much does this one cost? Well, its window sticker indicates the MSRP is $77,490. However, Mecum estimates the final price will be between $95,000 and $110,000. Chances are there will be more than one interested party wanting to finally break this thoroughbred in. Mecum's Indy Fall Special event will take place this weekend.