Lot 59
2005 Ford GT



• Equipped with all four factory-available options
• Just 4,233 actual miles at the time of writing
• Features include the rare factory vertical door kit
• Accident-free example with clean CARFAX® report
• Freshly serviced and ready to display and enjoy

5.4-liter supercharged 32-valve DOHC V-8 engine, 550 HP at 6,500 RPM, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 106.7"

First shown in 2002 to celebrate Ford Motor Company's upcoming centennial, the Ford GT40 concept car was designed by Camilo Pardo, the head of Ford’s “Living Legends” studio under the direction of Ford Design Chief, J. Mays. Clearly inspired by the all-conquering GT40s that conclusively beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 and dominated there through 1969, the Ford GT was prepared, refined, and tested for production. While echoing the GT40's layout and iconic design cues, the new Ford GT utilized modern, state-of-the-art engineering, materials, and construction to deliver greater performance than its legendary forebearer. Powering the new GT was a mid-mounted supercharged 32-valve 5.4-liter V-8 engine with competition-type dry sump lubrication producing 550 horsepower. Power was delivered by a six-speed gearbox/rear transaxle from Ricardo, the supplier of racing transmissions for international GT, rally, and open-wheel racing. All-independent suspension and huge vented Brembo four-wheel disc brakes rounded out the mechanical specifications.

Built using space-age materials and construction techniques, each GT was built 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 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 (MSRP) and prospective buyers vying for vehicle-production slots.

While capable of truly blistering performance, including a 209.1-mph speed hit by one of the test cars at Nardo, Italy, these cars are also renowned for their deceptive practicality and ease of operation in everyday traffic, including a light clutch feel. The interior, which pays homage to the original GT40, is complete with leather-trimmed carbon fiber seats, electric power windows, and air-conditioning. Unlike its 1960s predecessor, however, the GT interior is remarkably comfortable with ample space for taller drivers, proper climate control and improved heat and sound shielding. All of these attributes came about from the now-legendary development and testing program applied to the GT by Ford's SVT Special Vehicle Team using nine test “mules” and the racing expertise of Carroll Shelby and Steve Saleen before it was deemed ready for series-production and sale to the public.

Listed in the definitive reference book published by the SVT Owners Association, "Ford GT 2005-2006: The Complete Owners Experience," this 2005 Ford GT was completed on May 13, 2005. It features all four factory-available options, including BBS™ lightweight aluminum wheels, painted brake calipers, painted racing stripes over the hood, roof and rear hatch, plus the audiophile-quality McIntosh stereo system. In addition, this exceptional Ford GT is further equipped with the rare factory vertical door kit. Having traveled just 4,233 actual miles at the time of writing, this GT remains accident-free and comes to auction with a clean CARFAX® vehicle history report. Freshly serviced, this 2005 Ford GT is a low-mileage, investment-grade example of a true motorsports legend in every respect. Simply put, it serves as an incredible link bridging the original GT40s of the 1960s and the current Ford GT that continues to take on – and defeat – the world's best competitors.

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