This unique, iconic American supercar is truly a collectors dream and is one of approximately 30 Ford GTX1s produced by Ford authorized coach-builder Genaddi Design Group of Green Bay, Wisconsin before they closed their doors. Genaddi Design Group was the company that was commissioned by Ford Motor Co.’s SVT Group to build the GTX1. What makes this GTX1 even more unique is its unmatched provenance. After Genaddi came the addition of a chrome and twin turbo package installed on the 5.4-liter V-8 powerplant by Ford GT expert Rich Brooks of The GT Guy LLC in Monroe, Michigan, thus transforming it into a Ford GTX1 TT.
When Rich Brooks finished turning this magnificent vehicle into one that can deliver over 1,000-hp at the engine, it was handed over to Kip Ewing, the famed prototype and launch engineer for the Ford GT. Kip personally added extensive and rare Taxalium carbon fiber trim components that have elevated this supercar even further above other Ford GTs and GTX1s. A six-speed manual gearbox increases the input from the driver as it harnesses the power to the road, along with a deft right foot. The Tungsten Gray finish is complemented by the GTX1’s black interior; additional equipment includes air conditioning, power windows, steering and four-wheel disc brakes.
It was reported as originally being factory-equipped with all four available options, including the $5,350 painted stripes, the $4,000 McIntosh CD stereo system, the $3,500 lightweight BBS forged-aluminum wheels, and the $750 color-matched Brembo brake calipers, however, as it is equipped now with chrome Ford GT wheels, custom GTX1 painted brake calipers, and the stripes are vinyl. To add a further custom touch, on each of the included key fobs has a button that enables blue diode lights on each side of the window over the engine compartment to emit a blue glow through the window when turned on.
This car that was converted about three years ago and has been used sparingly since is estimated to reach $300,000 – $350,000 and will be offered on sale on May 7-9, 2015 at Auctions America Auburn Sale.