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The gavel will fall for a number of #0001 production vehicles this Saturday at the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, including the first Corvette ZR1, Dodge Challenger and Ford Shelby GT500KR. Ford has announced a new addition to this particular Shelby GT500KR that's destined for the Barrett-Jackson stage, which we expect will add thousands of dollars to the bidding war that's guaranteed to ensue. The auction model will feature a fully glass roof, just like the new Glass Roof Mustang we showed you at the Detroit Auto Show. The giant, tinted transparent roof will let a little extra light in while keeping the UV rays out. The GT500KR's racing stripes have also been permanently etched into the glass roof so as not to break up the pair of lines that stretch from bumper to bumper.

Though the GT500KR is already considered a rare car due to its limited production volume, the fact that this particular one is the first production example and will be sporting an exclusive feature makes it as rare as rare can be. We'll eager to find out if it will sell for more at auction than the first Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT Mustang that were auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson the past two years, respectively, both of which went for around $600,000. We should also note that Ford and Carroll Shelby donate the auction money for these cars to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/17/2008-barrett-jackson-0001-ford-shelby-gt500kr-features-glass-r/
 

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Very nice add!!!!!!!!! A real touch of class........:D
 

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Wow, the cats out of the bag now.
 

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Anyone know what time tomorrow the KR is being auctioned? I want to record it.
 

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I'm guessing it's going to go for a cool mil :cool:
 

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$160,000K tops
 

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$160K? :confused: You think?? That would be about one-fourth the price of the first GT500 auctioned off. Something like this would surely bring in 700K plus.:p
 

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Amazing... went for under the $600k the first 07 GT500 went for - - only $550k.

I guess even millionaires have to cut back in todays financial environment.:D
 

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I thought I heard the announcer say that Ron Pratte threw in another $100K for the charity on top of the $550K he paid for the KR. Now that is something. :D
 

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Disapointing number.:(
 

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Disapointing number.:(
+1 I couldn't believe the ZR1 went for $1 mil and the KR for only $550K.

Should have been the other way around.:mad:
 

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+1 I couldn't believe the ZR1 went for $1 mil and the KR for only $550K.

Should have been the other way around.:mad:
You've got that right Cal. Do you think it was over kill on so many Shelby's at this auction? I know it's a sin to even think that, but something sure went wrong.
 

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You've got that right Cal. Do you think it was over kill on so many Shelby's at this auction? I know it's a sin to even think that, but something sure went wrong.
Maybe overkill is the answer. None of it makes much sense to me at all. :( :confused:
 

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You've got that right Cal. Do you think it was over kill on so many Shelby's at this auction? I know it's a sin to even think that, but something sure went wrong.
There was certainly more Shelbys than I've ever seen before. Maybe that was it.:confused:
 

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Amy Boylan has had the glass top on her personal Grabber Coupe for a long time now. SAI told me it was a prototype that Ford may be using in the "09s as a $2000 option.
 
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