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You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Lionel on 07831 574381 / [email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment. Assembled in Wixom, Michigan in January 2006 and finished in Mk IV Red Clearcoat550bhp, 5.4-litre, dual overhead camshaft, electronic fuel injection, supercharged, V8Fitted with active safety belts, airbags, optional forged BBS wheels and racing stripesUS-supplied and unregistered with just 43 milesThis rare GTis worthy of a place in any collectors stable and should not be missed at today's guideThe Ford GT began life as a concept cardesigned in anticipation of the carmaker's centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its heritagemodelssuch as the Mustang and Thunderbird. At the 2002 North American International Auto Show, Ford unveiled a newGT40 conceptcar. Camilo Pardo, the then head of Ford's Living Legendsstudio, is credited as the chief designer of the GT and worked under the guidance of J Mays andCarroll Shelby, the original designer of the Shelby GT500, was brought in by Ford to help develop the GT includingperformance testing of the prototype.The GT is similar in outward appearance to the original GT40 but is bigger, wider, and most importantly fourin (100mm) taller than the original's 40in (100cm) overall height; as a result, a potential name for the car was the GT44. Although the cars are visually related, structurally, there is no similarity between the modern GT and the 1960's GT40 that inspired it. Three pre-production cars were shown to the public in 2003 as part of Ford's centenary celebrations, and delivery of the production version, simply called the Ford GT, began in the Autumnof 2004.The ultra-high performance Ford GT showcases the finest in advanced technologies, constructed on a lightweight aluminium chassis clothed in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminium body panels. Powered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and featuring racing-derived suspension and braking systems, the GT is hugely powerful and delivers astounding performance. It can accelerate from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, hurtling on to some 205mph before the speed limiter kicks in. When production ceased in 2006, with just over 4,000 Ford GTs produced,101 were delivered new to Europe and only a handful to other markets, this epic Ford had made its mark on automotive history once again - and became an instant collector's car.From its VIN number, we can tell that the car on offer today was assembled in Wixom, Michigan during January 2006. It was specifiedwith active safety belts anddriver andpassenger airbags and was powered by a 5.4-litre, dual overhead camshaft, electronic fuel injection, supercharged, V8. It left the factory finished in 'Mk IV Red Clearcoat' with a Centennial Whitestripe and an Ebony interior bound for distributor Autofair Ford Inc. of Manchester, New Hampshire prior to beingdispatched to its first lucky owner in Madrid.In 2014, it was imported into the UK and the history file contains the NOVA, making UK-registration a formality if required withall taxes paid. It was purchased from David Jones', dedicated Ford GT specialist, GT101 Ltd. by our vendor and, at the time of cataloguing had covered just 43 miles.The history file contains all the relevant records, Certificate of Origin and title documents tracking its passage to the point today, where it's possibleto acquire a delivery-mileage Ford GT.Given its inimitable heritage, prolific performance, stunning design, and the thrilling driving experience, the Ford GT is a very special creation that will undoubtedly be revered for many years to come.

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