The Wifey and I stopped by the Ford dealer last weekend to check out a Shelby GT-500. The dealer only had one there, a convertible. I prefer the coupe. Anyway, I know they cost in the 60's and the convertible's sticker showed $67k. No big surprise.
The shock came when the saleswoman said, "Oh, don't forget this other sticker on the window - premium charge of $15k." That brought the price of the car to $82k!!! She told me the Raptors also carry the same charge.
I have heard of dealers charging more for new and rare vehicles, especially if they're the first to get something exciting. But, these Shelbys have been available for many years now. The Raptors have also been out for at least a couple years.
I'm new to the level, and rarity, of vehicles in this category. I never seriously looked at them before last weekend. My brother, who works at Dodge/Chrysler, tells me the Challenger SRT doesn't come with any kind of premium. I'm not sure about the high-end Camaros.
Is this premium common practice, especially for Shelbys???