2005 Ford GT
Sold For $384,500Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 6 - 7 MARCH 2020 - The Keith Crain Collection
- Offered from the Keith Crain Collection
- Acquired new by Mr. Crain; fewer than 415 miles
- Built especially for Mr. Crain, including unique "Gurney bubble"
- Desirably equipped with all four options
- Accompanied by clean CARFAX Report
Please note that this GT was built by Ford especially for the owner and features a unique "Gurney bubble" in the driver's door.
Designed and built to celebrate Ford Motor Company’s 100th anniversary, the GT was an instant classic the moment it was first unveiled to the public. Not only did the GT pay homage to the original GT40 that took the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Le Mans four years in a row from 1966 to 1969, but it was also a true world-class supercar.
At its heart was Ford’s all-aluminum 5.4-liter V-8 equipped with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, capable of producing 550 hp and 500 foot-pounds of torque. While Ford was hoping for the car to compete directly against the Ferrari 360, F430, Porsche 911 Turbo, and Lamborghini Gallardo, which it did in terms of list price, the GT was in another league altogether in terms of outright performance. With a top speed of 205 mph and a 0–60 sprint of 3.3 seconds, the GT was a closer competitor to Porsche’s Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR.
Finished in Midnight Blue with an Ebony leather interior, this handsome GT is equipped with all four available options: painted racing stripes, forged aluminum BBS wheels, red-painted brake calipers, and the upgraded McIntosh stereo system and subwoofer. It is one of 217 finished in Midnight Blue with full stripes for 2005. Interestingly, this GT was built especially for Mr. Crain and features a "Gurney bubble" in the driver's door, ideal for taller drivers. Pampered and fastidiously cared for since new, this Ford GT remains in pristine original condition, having been carefully driven by its first and only owner since it rolled off the Ford assembly line.
Even with the new Ford GT in production, the GT of 2005–06 remains highly desirable and has proven to be one of the most collectable cars built in the 21st century. This example is presented in like-new condition and with less than 415 miles on its odometer. It can be driven and enjoyed or kept and preserved as one of the most significant and exciting cars built by Ford in its storied 110-year history.