The self proclaimed King of the Road Ford Shelby GT500KR is ready to enter our streets, with the recommended retail price set at $79,995. But it appears the dealers are looking to cash in on this one.

The self proclaimed King of the Road Ford Shelby GT500KR is ready to enter our streets, with the recommended retail price set at $79,995. But with a limited production of just 1000 units this year and 700 in 2009, they are sure to be sold pretty fast.

With demand far exceeding supply, there is little surprise to see the dealerships looking to cash in. We generally hear premiums rising 20K on limited production models, but one dealer in Housten,Texas has quite literally taken it to a new level, by placing the GT500KR on ebay for a buy it now price of $154,991 giving the Ford dealer a huge premium of $74,996.

Based on the GT500, the Shelby GT500KR gets a power increase of 40hp and 30 lb.-ft of torque bringing total output to 540hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. The chassis is enhanced for “world class performance” and gets new suspension components unique to the KR.

Deliveries will commence later this month, click here for 31 new photos.

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