Monterey | Lot 317
2006 Ford GT
The Fox Collection
$555,000 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
14 August 2021
- Offered from The Fox Collection
- Highly desirable, fully equipped four-option example
- One of just 69 finished in Speed Yellow with full stripes for 2006
- Covered just 254.9 miles from new at time of cataloguing
- Accompanied by window sticker, Ford certificate, owner’s manuals, air compressor, and car cover with bag
As part of the Ford Motor Company centennial celebration, the company debuted the retro-styled GT. A modern homage to Ford’s racing heritage, the GT celebrated the highly successful GT40 program of the 1960s, which won Le Mans an impressive four consecutive years from 1966 to 1969. Exceedingly popular since its debut, the GT went into production for the 2005 and 2006 model years, during which time only 4,033 examples were built.
In addition to the stunning design, the Ford GT featured impressive performance, the likes of which had not been seen from a production car built in Detroit. Powered by a 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 engine and equipped with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, the GT is rated at 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission featuring a helical limited-slip differential. This driveline allows the Ford GT to achieve a 205-mph top speed and 0–60 sprint of 3.3 seconds. These extraordinary performance figures put the car in competition with other supercars of the time, such as the Porsche Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR. 2006 would mark the final year for the celebrated Ford GT, with 2,011 examples produced.
This 2006 Ford GT left the factory finished in the eye-catching shade of Speed Yellow outfitted with all four factory options: racing stripes, McIntosh radio, painted calipers, and forged alloy BBS wheels. It was sold to Crossroads Ford in Cary, North Carolina, and has covered just 254.9 miles from new at time of cataloguing. Included with the car is a window sticker, Ford certificate, owner’s manuals, air compressor, and car cover with Ford GT duffel bag. For 2006, only 69 GTs were finished in Speed Yellow with full stripes. This stunning, low-mileage, four-option example is sure to impress.