Originally conceived as a concept car to celebrate the upcoming centenary of the Ford Motor Company in 2003, the reimagined Ford GT first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in January 2002 prior to formally entering production in 2004. Its concept is widely attributed to then Ford Chief Creative Officer J Mays, who also presided over the introduction of Ford’s similarly retro-inspired fifth-generation Mustang.
Each would form part of a concerted Retrofuturistic marketing approach by the Blue Oval in the early 2000s in celebration of their past successes in the luxury and performance sectors; the new GT forming its centerpiece in honor of Ford’s four consecutive wins at Le Mans in the 1960s with its era-defining GT40 and MK IV models. Now joined by the high-tech second generation Ford GT often described as a Le Mans car for the road, the first generation provides a more driver-focused approach with 550 horsepower and a manual transmission which served as the “pace car for an entire company.”
This car is part of the Retro Motors Collection, which comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. Bidding ends 6/6 at 4:20PM EST.
– Equipped with all four factory options, including racing stripes, lightweight forged aluminum BBS wheels, painted brake calipers, and a McIntosh digital sound system
– A highly collectible example offered with just 2,223 miles at the time of cataloging
– Finished in Centennial White with Blue over-the-top racing stripes
– One of just 4,038 second-generation GTs produced, and one of 2,011 constructed in 2006
– Powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission
– Capable of 0-60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 205 miles per hour
– Ricardo six-speed manual transmission
– Race-inspired front and rear double-wishbone suspension
– Rack-and-pinion steering
– Twin-disc clutch
– Limited-slip differential
– Carbon fiber bucket seats trimmed in black leather
– Dual-remote control side view mirrors
– Power windows and door locks
– Remote keyless illuminated entry
– McIntosh AM/FM/CD stereo
– Air conditioning
– Racing-inspired toggle switches
– Painted-magnesium center tunnel
– Bubbling in the finish on hood stripes, a common manufacturing fault
– Three keys
– Owner’s manuals
– Window sticker
– Ford GT car cover and bag
– Front license plate mount
The accompanying Carfax report shows that the vehicle was purchased new in Texas, where it remained before joining its second owner in Oceanside, California, in 2014. The GT returned to Texas circa 2018 when it was purchased by the consignor.
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