2005 Ford GT in fantastic condition, repainted in heritage colours and fitted with the ultra desireable lightweight wheels. Just under 3,400 miles from new and only one previous owner.
Following a frustrating period of negotiation between Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford in the 1960s, The American brand decided to build an all-conquering race car, to demolish the prancing horses.
The car that resulted was the GT40; to this day one of the most successful racecars ever produced, with victories at Le Mans four years in a row from 1966-69.
After a concept car was revealed in 2002 of the GT40, Ford decided to build on this attention from media and public and develop a production successor for the GT40, to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary.
With the Ferrari 360 being the benchmark for performance, a small team at Ford set to work to create a car to live up to its fabled name. Powered by a 5.4 litre V8, the car could reach 60 in sub 4 seconds and a top speed of close to 200mph, putting it against some of the fastest supercars of the mid-200s.
Originally priced just above £100,000, Ford GTs have always commanded a premium on their list price, mainly due to their iconic styling and sheer performance. This remains one of the few US exports that has handling attributes to rival any European rival.
The car we are offering was originally a US car, and has been re-painted in stunning Blue & Orange heritage colours. This finish pays homage to one of the most famous teams to have utilised this iconic vehicle; this coupled with the low mileage and fantastic condition of the car makes this an opportunity not to be missed.
This vehicle has also benefitted from a Whipple 3.4L Twin-Screw Supercharger and ECU retune, resulting in a power output in excess of 700hp.
The Ford GT is not only one of the finest sports cars of the '00s, but it is also a fitting tribute to the GT40 and a real investment prospect for the future, with this example being one of the nicest available.