Amelia Island | Lot 129
2006 Ford GT
$313,000 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
8 March 2019
- Equipped will all four options
- Driven less than 1,000 miles from new
- One of 541 finished in Tungsten Grey for 2006
- Clean CARFAX and service records on file
When the Ford GT was first shown at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, virtually no one was to believe that it would go from concept to production in just 15 months! The first three production cars were finished in time to celebrate Ford’s 100th anniversary in June 2003. Looking like a modern update of the Le Mans-winning GT40, the new car was called simply, GT. It was, in fact, 44.3-in. tall.
A total of 4,038 were produced from 2005–2006, all powered by an all-aluminum, supercharged 550-hp, 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. Suspension is by unequal upper A-arms and lower L-arms, coil over monotube shocks, and anti-roll bars all around. Large four-piston Brembo cross-drilled and vented four-wheel disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power.
The reimagined GT affords greater interior room and creature comforts and conveniences never thought of in its predecessor, including power steering, power brakes and power windows, air conditioning, and an optional McIntosh 260-watt audio system, as featured in this example. Simple, but complete instrumentation echoes the functional theme of the original Le Mans racers. The wheelbase is extended nearly 12 in. over the GT40 with an aluminum space frame chassis designed for lightweight, but also to meet today’s safety standards.
Finished in Tungsten Silver over black leather, this car is one of 541 finished in that attractive color for 2006. This like-new example, with less than 1,000 original miles, is equipped with all four options: the upgraded McIntosh audio system, forged BBS aluminum wheels, grey-painted brake calipers, and full-length racing stripes. It comes complete with a clean CARFAX report along with its original window sticker, two keys, books, and manuals. When purchased by the consignor in early 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the GT had just 700 miles. Today, with less than 1,000 miles, it continues to be used sparingly.
According to the consignor, its third owner, the GT has always been owned by collectors and has never been tracked or raced. He describes it as “a wonderful car to drive and putting on those miles has been glorious.” While in his possession, the car was serviced in 2018 by a South Florida Ford dealer at which time the airbag recall was also addressed. Late in 2018, the air conditioning was re-charged by the dealer. Receipts for work done are available for inspection.