The Ford GT was not only a tribute to the past, but a bold stride into the future of automotive excellence
The Ford GT epitomizes the pinnacle of American automotive engineering in the realm of motorsports and limited-production series. This legendary supercar, with its deep roots in racing heritage, continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. From its historic victory at Le Mans in 1966, the Ford GT has become synonymous with American motorsport success. The revival of the Ford GT in the 21st century only cemented its status as a motorsport icon, blending cutting-edge technology with awe-inspiring aesthetics.
The limited production of the GT not only highlights its exclusivity but also its role as a symbol of prestige in the automotive world. It continues to represent the United States on the global stage, pushing the boundaries of what American-made supercars can achieve. As an emblem of American performance and exclusivity, the Ford GT is a piece of motorsport history. It remains a sought-after vehicle for the discerning enthusiast, embodying the spirit of American racing and the pursuit of excellence in vehicle production. Presented as an unbelievably rare opportunity to own pieces of Ford history, Sotheby’s Motorsport is pleased to present a 2006 Ford GT and 2021 Ford GT as two of its newest listings up for auction.
2006 Ford GT
The first generation Ford GT was born to celebrate Ford’s centennial and simultaneously resurrect its legendary performance racing history. Conceived in 2002, the development of this iconic sports car was spearheaded by Ford’s then-Vice President of Design, J Mays. The 2006 Ford GT offered here shows just over 3,700 miles on the clock and has remained with one owner since new; its exceptional condition is a testament to the owner’s meticulous care. It is finished in Centennial White with optional blue racing stripes over an Ebony leather interior, perhaps the most iconic and well-known GT combination. Outside, the optional lightweight forged aluminum wheels are complemented by gray-painted brake calipers mounted over the massive ventilated and cross-drilled rotors. Inside the sleek, rocket ship interior, bolstered sport seats trimmed in Ebony leather ensure the occupants stay firmly put even at breakneck speeds while the optional McIntosh sound system provides entertainment. Rarely does a first-generation example of this caliber present itself, and this example checks every box for the discerning collector. The car is now offered with a clean Carfax report, a third-party inspection report, and a clean Florida title.
2021 Ford GT
The second generation Ford GT was conceptualized as both a testament to innovation and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s historic 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966. The 2021 Ford GT offered here presents in immaculate, like-new condition, showing a mere 29 miles on the odometer. Nearly $50,000 worth of desirable options further enhance this example’s appeal, including the Dark Energy interior upgrade package, a comprehensive cabin overhaul that adds boundless carbon fiber and alluring black finishes. The leather-wrapped F1-inspired steering wheel, Sparco carbon fiber racing seats trimmed with black Alcantara, matte carbon instrument bezels, and anodized black aluminum shift paddles complete the dark, jet-fighter interior. Outside, the car is finished in Frozen White with optional Lightning Blue stripes, a livery that evokes Ford’s racing history in an immediately recognizable fashion. Matching blue-painted Brembo brake calipers are mounted over ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic rotors, appearing as jewels under the 20″ satin silver wheels. On the road or the track, the speed-activated splitter and deployable rear wing keep downforce high, while the push-button front lift system makes day-to-day navigation simple. Offered here with special permission from Ford, this example represents a rare opportunity to own a virtually brand-new GT. A GT Design Spec order kit, a clean Carfax report, a third-party inspection report, and a clean Montana title will accompany the vehicle.
Source: Sotheby’s Motorsport