Collector-grade condition Ford GT with just 2,804 miles from new

Collector-grade condition Ford GT with just 2,804 miles from new

Crossing the block at Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn Auction : August 31 - September 2

 

2005 Ford GT
Equipped with all four factory options
1 of just 96 manufactured in the rarest factory color of Speed Yellow
Accompanied by a clean CARFAX®, window sticker, and factory paperwork
A groundbreaking example with true modern icon status


The coveted first-place finish at Le Mans has proved elusive to many of the world’s greatest car builders. Bentley set the mark rather early with four consecutive wins from 1927-1930. Many others laid claim to victory at the Mulsanne Straight but, when Ford went in search of bragging rights in the 1960s, they did so with gusto. So successful was their GT40 program that they actually managed to match Bentley’s record with four straight wins from 1966-1969. The GT40 went on to become a legend and it was only natural that Ford decided to honor the memory of this incredible car with a modern and updated version that could be driven on both the track and the open road.


Built using space-age materials and construction techniques, each GT was manufactured in five stages with initial assembly performed by Norwalk, Ohio's Mayflower Vehicle Systems; paint by Saleen Special Vehicles in Troy, Michigan; engine assembly at Ford's Romeo, Michigan engine plant; and finally, the engine and transmission installation and interior finishing at Ford's Wixom, Michigan plant. Notably, the Ford GT was the last vehicle project completed at Wixom. Only 4,038 examples were produced in all, with approximately 550, 1,900 and 1,600 built during 2004, 2005, and 2006 respectively. Demand far outstripped supply, with early cars selling for substantial premiums over the basic Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and prospective buyers vying for vehicle-production slots.


An undeniable icon of speed with modern-day class and usability, this 2005 Ford is 1 of just 96 examples to be finished in the rare color of Speed Yellow built for the 2005 model year. Presented in nearly new condition, this investment-grade Ford GT shows just 2,804 miles from new and is accompanied by a clean CARFAX®, which shows this GT has spent most of its life in the sunny state of Florida, with just three owners. Ford only offered four options for these supercars, and this fully loaded example checked the box for all four, which include lightweight BBS forged alloy wheels, red-painted brake calipers, full-length racing stripes, and a McIntosh sound system.


The cabin is surprisingly roomy and comfy as the interior is trimmed in full leather with carbon fiber seats that are inlaid with ebony leather. Adding to the amenities of the interior, this supercar is equipped with a chilling air-conditioning system, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, electric power windows, and of course the factory option Mclntosh AM/FM CD/MP3 sound system.


It is every bit exhilarating to drive as it appears; the 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 engine is paired with a factory Eaton supercharger that produces an arousing 550 horsepower and completes a 0 to 60 time in a blazing 3.3 seconds. Paired with a six-speed Ricardo manual transmission and helical limited-slip differential, this Ford GT is one of the best analog super/hypercar experiences one can possibly find.


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