Designed and built to celebrate Ford Motor Company’s 100th anniversary, the GT was an instant classic the moment it was first unveiled to the public. Not only did the GT pay homage to the original GT40 that took the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Le Mans four years in a row, but it was also a true world-class supercar.
At its heart was Ford’s all-aluminum 5.4-liter V-8 equipped with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, capable of producing 550 hp and 500 ft.-lbs. of torque. While Ford was hoping for the car to compete directly against the Ferrari 360, F430, Porsche 911 Turbo, and Lamborghini Gallardo, which it did in terms of list price, the GT was in another league altogether in terms of outright performance. With a top speed of 205 mph and a 0–60 sprint of 3.3 seconds, the GT was a closer competitor to Porsche’s Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR.
Finished in Midnight Blue with an Ebony leather interior, this handsome GT is equipped with all four available options: painted racing stripes, forged aluminum BBS wheels, red-painted brake calipers, and the upgraded McIntosh stereo. Pampered and fastidiously cared for since new, this Ford GT remains in pristine original condition, having only been carefully driven less than 100 miles since it rolled off the Ford assembly line.
Even with the new Ford GT in production, the GT of 2005–2006 remains highly desirable and has proven to be one of the most collectable cars built in the 21st century. This example is presented in like-new condition and with less than 100 miles on its odometer. It can be driven and enjoyed or kept and preserved as one of the most significant and exciting cars built by Ford in its storied 110-year history. This car represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest Ford GTs available.
Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.
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