Monterey | Lot 267
2005 Ford GT
$478,000 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
13 August 2021
- Formerly part of the Always Evolving Collection of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas
- Finished in the stunning shade of Mark IV Red; “three-option” example
- One of only 14 Mark IV Red stripe-delete GTs built for 2005
- 2,556 miles from new at time of cataloguing
- Currently rides on ADV.1 wheels; factory optional forged alloy BBS wheels are included
Introduced in 2005 as a stylistic and performance homage to the legendary Le Mans–winning GT40s of the 1960s, the Ford GT featured absolutely stunning 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 featuring a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, the GT is rated at 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to 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 a 0–60 time of only 3.3 seconds. These extraordinary performance figures put the car in competition with other supercars of its time, such as Porsche’s Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR.
This stunning 2005 Ford GT was assembled on 11 November 2004. It left the factory finished in Mark IV Red, stripe-delete. For 2005 Ford produced only 2,022 examples of the GT; of those, only 14 were finished in Mark IV Red and stripe-delete. A “three-option” example, it was originally equipped with red-painted brake calipers, lightweight forged alloy BBS wheels, and the upgraded McIntosh radio. According to the window sticker, the car was sold to Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This GT was part of the Always Evolving Collection from 2011 to April 2014. Founded by Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, the Always Evolving Collection was based in Santa Clarita, California; most of the cars were sold off in the months following the tragic accident. The car was purchased by the current owner in 2018 and, over the course of its 16-year life, it has covered 2,556 miles.
All of the modifications to the car were done while it was part of the Always Evolving Collection, including a polished Whipple supercharger, an Accufab throttle body, a custom tune, Penske Racing shocks and coilovers, and an aftermarket exhaust. The GT currently rides on ADV.1 wheels wrapped in Michelin tires, giving it an updated look. It should be noted that the optional forged alloy BBS wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires are included in the sale, along with original shocks and springs. This example is accompanied by its window sticker, certificate of authenticity, and air compressor. The car remains just as it was during its time in the Always Evolving Collection and retains its AE decals on the rear and side windows.
With its heritage-inspired design and extraordinary performance, the Ford GT has remained highly sought after in the collector car market, and revered by many as one of the last great “analog” supercars. Once part of the Always Evolving Collection of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, this rare stripe-delete variant with subtle performance modifications is sure to draw attention anywhere it goes.