The Ford GT was produced in limited numbers, its design harkens back to one of the greatest racing cars of all time, and it has looks to kill, making it easily one of the most iconic automobiles built and designed in the early 21st century. This 2005 Ford, according to documentation from Ford Performance, is vehicle #1868 of a build of 2,022 for the 2005 model year; only 4,038 in total production would be realized over the entire construction period. It is also #211 of 237 finished in Mk II Black.
To further add to the rarity, this Ford GT was also ordered as one of 58 Mk II Black cars with the painted over-the-body racing stripe not ordered and the tape side stripes deleted; it is also one of 11 Mk II Black stripe-delete cars that received the grey brake calipers. It is clear that this is a very special 2005 Ford GT; the approximate 2,500 miles on the odometer are actual and illustrates the careful treatment that this car has received.
A peek in the engine bay reveals lots of aluminum finish, including the structural bracing, which provides ample indication of the engine’s potency. Being that this is represented by a midship-mounted dual overhead cam 5.4-liter, 550-hp aluminum V-8 engine with sequential multi-port fuel injection with dual injectors per cylinder and a Roots-type supercharger – it is easy to conclude this car is purpose-built for performance.
This renowned powerplant is paired to a Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle. The 106.7-inch wheelbase platform also has four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones and Brembo antilock four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Taking pride in adding in the “Gas Guzzler” tax, plus the Destination and Delivery charge and the MSRP totaled $161,595 out the door when new.
The car will be offered by Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale Sale on Saturday, April 2, 2016. It is estimated to bring $300,000 – $325,000.