The original Ford GT40 will go in history as one of the most legendary and successful American cars, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans four years in a row. It only makes sense then that Ford would celebrate the peak of its motorsport history with a very special car, not only commemorating the incredible Ford GT40 but also 100 years of Ford Motor Company. First unveiled in 2002, the concept GT40 made heads turn, and Ford started building the GT by the end of 2004. Interestingly, the cars would all start their life in Ohio and were completed at Ford’s SVT facility in Michigan. The GT was powered by an all-aluminium 5.4 liter V8 with a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger developping 550 horsepower, and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. There were four options available: painted racing stripes, lightweight BBS wheels, red brake calipers, and McIntosh stereo system. In total, just over 4,000 units were produced for the world.
Unser Ford GT
Ford GT Chassis 1FAFP90S65Y400459 was delivered new in 2005 in the attractive color combination of Centennial White with Blue racing stripes, and sporting three of the four available options: stereo, racing stripes, and lightweight BBS wheels. The car stayed in Missouri until it was sold to the last owner in March of 2012, who had a residence in New York. He bought the car with 792 miles on the odometer. He then proceeded to import it to Austria where his main residence was, and registered it in Kitzbühel. Over the years, he drove the car sparingly, which means the total mileage of the car as of now is just over 2,200 miles, making it an absolute collector piece. The GT was serviced by Hermann Schuler KG in May of 2014, and in April of 2020, when the car showed only 1,971 miles from new. Today, the car presents in an incredible condition, in what can only be described as virtually new. The car comes delivered with its original manuals, invoices and documents, as well as its original car cover.
This Ford GT represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most collectable vehicles of the last 20 years, in virtually new condition. It can be kept in a collection and enjoyed from time to time as it is still one of the great driver’s cars of the early 2000’s.