Monterey | Lot 251
2005 Ford GT
$296,500 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
16 August 2019
- Less than 1,300 actual miles
- Fully equipped with all four factory options
- One of 2,027 built for 2005; 477 in Centennial White
- Includes window sticker and Ford Certificate of Authenticity
Immensely proud of its legendary history, Ford Motor Company created the Ford GT to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. It appeared during a wave of both fresh thinking and retro-inspired design that saw several nameplates reappear in their product line, as well as the rebirth of period styling in the iconic Mustang.
Dubbed “the pace car for an entire company,” the GT40 concept was shown at the North American International Auto Show in 2002. It debuted with a look and a name that paid tribute to the company’s legendary Le Mans–winning GT40 of four decades prior. By the end of 2004, actual production had begun on this mid-engined, 43-inch-tall supercar, which was now called simply the GT. 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, with 2,027 being completed for the 2005 model year.
The Centennial White Ford GT offered here is a particularly clean, low-mileage, well-cared-for example. It is equipped with all four factory options, including grey-painted brake calipers, a full complement of blue racing stripes, attractive lightweight forged BBS wheels, and the upgraded McIntosh sound system. Powered by the requisite 5.4-liter aluminum supercharged V-8 with dry-sump lubrication system and backed by a six-speed manual Ricardo transmission, the car can sprint to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 205 mph. With braking and handling performance to match, this GT is without question one of the finest American sports cars of the last 50 years.
Some 15 years after its introduction, the Ford GT remains an exciting, high-performance homage to Ford’s legendary motorsport history. The rarity and collectability of these cars is ever-increasing due to the extremely limited production numbers. With the latest-generation GT being recently released, demand for the second-generation cars is on the rise. Low-mileage, beautifully cared-for examples are in high demand. The example offered here is surely one of the best you’ll ever have the chance to own, and it demands serious consideration from any sports car collector or motorsport enthusiast. Included with the sale are copies of MSO and Ford Motor Company dealer sheets, Certificate of Authenticity, window sticker, service records, and record that the airbag recall work has been performed.