Often regarded as the first modern supercar built in the United States, the Ford GT was introduced in 2005 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ford and pays tribute to the original GT40 Mark II race car that was victorious at Le Mans during the late 1960s. It features an aluminum spaceframe chassis, Brembo brakes, carbon-fiber bucket seats, and a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 with a 6-speed manual transmission. This 2005 example is one of 2,022 Ford GTs produced for the model year and comes finished in Mark IV Red over an Ebony leather interior. It was also optioned with BBS forged aluminum wheels, painted white racing stripes, and a McIntosh stereo system. Acquired by the current owner in 2017, this highly collectible Ford GT is now being offered for auction out of Texas with under 500 miles showing on the odometer.
Comprised of an extruded aluminum spaceframe overlaid with lightweight aluminum body panels, the Ford GT was designed by Camilo Pardo as a modern interpretation of the Le Mans-winning GT40 race cars. It features a prominent vented hood, side air intakes, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, dual center-exit tailpipes, and a rear clamshell bonnet with a transparent engine window. This example is one of 766 Ford GTs to have been finished in Mark IV Red for the model year and features optional white painted racing stripes as well as optional BBS lightweight forged aluminum wheels measuring 18” up front and 19” in the rear. These wheels come dressed in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (2015) sized 235/45 and 315/40 respectively. The seller notes some small stone chips are present on the lower front bumper. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
Inside, the cabin is trimmed in Ebony leather upholstery contrasted by bare aluminum floors, a cast magnesium center console with rotary climate controls, an aluminum ball shifter, and Ford-branded door sill guards. The driver and passenger are situated in manually adjustable Sparco bucket seats with carbon fiber shells and GT40-style ventilation grommets. Other accessories include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum-rimmed GT40-style instrumentation, GT40-inspired dashboard toggle switches, pushbutton ignition, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and an optional McIntosh stereo system with a subwoofer mounted between the seats.
This Ford GT equips a mid-mounted 5.4-liter DOHC V8 engine paired with a Lysholm screw-type supercharger producing an output of up to 550 HP and 500 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven through a Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission and a helical limited-slip differential. The Ford GT can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in as little as 3.3 seconds with a top speed of over 200 MPH. Stopping power comes from Brembo brakes featuring four-piston monoblock calipers with cross-drilled and ventilated rotors measuring 14” in the front and 13.2” in the rear. The seller reports there are no outstanding maintenance items at this time.
This sale will include owner’s manuals and a clean title.