About This Car
“Part of the GT’s drawing power as a collectible is that it appeals to both muscle car fans and to those who favor European-style exotics and quite possibly the finest American car developed in the last 30 years.”
Every once in a while a large company exhibits the flexibility and ingenuity necessary to successfully bring a low-volume niche car to market. The Dodge Viper is one example, and the Ford GT is another.
The Ford GT was born during a wave of fresh thinking, rebirth, and retro-inspired nostalgia at Ford that saw several old nameplates reappear in their product line. In 2002, the GT40 concept car was shown at the North American International Auto Show with a look and a name that paid tribute to the company’s original GT40 race cars of four decades prior. By the end of 2004, production had begun on this mid-engined, 43-inch-tall supercar, which was now called the GT (the original GT40 nameplate was unavailable to Ford, as it was owned by Safir, who had built a run of GT40 continuation cars in the 1980s). Production of each Ford GT involved multiple facilities with each car starting life in Ohio and being completed at Ford’s own SVT facility in Michigan. Just over 4,000 cars were built from 2004 to 2006.
The two-seat Ford GT used a supercharged, 32-valve V-8 with 550 hp, which was mounted in a hydro-formed aluminum and composite chassis that featured exotic suspension pieces and Brembo brakes at all four corners. Handling and braking were as impressive as the coupe’s 3.7-second 0-60 sprint and 200+ mph top speed. Positive reviews as well as favorable comparisons to the contemporary Ferrari 360/430 only fueled the frenzy for this car, and many sold well above MSRP.
Today the Ford GT offers a breathtaking level of mid-engine performance, coupled with reliability that is difficult for some of its European contemporaries to match. For this reason, the Ford GT has found a home in a number of top-tier collections around the world, and is possibly the finest American car developed during the past 30 years.
At Speedart Motorsports we feel very privileged to include this motoring legend in our portfolio and willing to address all inquiries.
Chassis number 1668 was manufactured on August 2005 and delivered to its designated dealer on the same month. Finished in the highly desirable Centennial White and fitted with all four options available during production, including Shelbytype racing stripes, forged BBS wheels, painted brake calipers, a bespoke McIntosh sound system and accompanied by all factory accessories.
With documented low mileage and a lifetime of attentive stewardship bestowed upon it, this spectacular Ford GT is worth serious consideration by any discriminating collector.
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