- 2,024 miles from new at time of cataloguing
- One of only 26 GTs finished in Quick Silver with side stripes only for 2005
- Two-option example; McIntosh radio and lightweight BBS wheels
- Accompanied by Ford Certificate, window sticker, manuals, compressor, and car cover with bag
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. 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. At its heart was Ford’s all-aluminum 5.4-liter V-8 equipped with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, capable of producing 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. A top speed of 205 mph and a 0–60 sprint of 3.3 seconds elevated the GT into the same echelon as other period supercars such as the Porsche Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR. Just over 4,000 cars were built from 2004 to 2006, with 2,022 being completed for the 2005 model year.
Assembled on 22 November 2004, this Ford GT left the factory finished in the one-year-only shade of Quick Silver, featuring side stripes only, giving the car a very unassuming look and making it one of only 26 such examples built for the model year. It was further equipped with the optional McIntosh radio and lightweight BBS wheels. The GT was sold to John Bleakley Ford in Lithia Springs, Georgia.
This 2005 Ford GT joined the Andrews Collection in 2018. The car benefits from a small list of subtle upgrades. The paint is protected by a 3M wrap that has been applied to the entire front end, as well as the rockers and rear quarters behind the rear wheels. Further upgrades include the brake calipers having been painted red, as well as the installation of an Accufab throttle body and an aftermarket exhaust, the latter of which necessitated the installation of new rear bumper to accommodate. The interior is trimmed in Ebony leather. The car is accompanied by its Ford GT certificate, window sticker, manuals with pouch, car cover with bag, compressor, as well as its original throttle body, exhaust, and rear bumper.
Some 16 years after its introduction, the Ford GT remains an exciting, high-performance homage to Ford’s legendary motorsport history, and a car that many claim to be one of the last great analog supercars. This example, one of just 26 finished in Quick Silver with side stripes only for 2005, is a variant seldom seen, but coveted by those in the know.