This car is painted in Mark IV Red and has just over 1,100 miles on the odo

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The Ford GT needs to introduction. This car won four consecutive Le Mans races in the late 1960s. The supercar has a long history, and all its credibility was shifted to the street-legal performance car from the automaker at the turn of the century. At the 2002 North American International Auto Show, the company unveiled the GT40 Concept and the first-gen production year cars rolled out a couple of years later.

Ford sold a little over 2,000 examples in the car’s first year on sale in 2005, and one of those examples is now up for sale at a Bring-a-Trailer auction. This 2005 GT, in the classic Red shade, has just over 1,100 clicks on the odometer, and is definitely one to collect, provided you have around a quarter-million bucks to spare. Bid away?

How Is It On The Outside?

Amazing Car for Sale: 2005 Ford GT Exterior
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This particular example is finished in the Mark IV Red shade with painted white stripes. The site says that this is number 627 of 765 finished in this shade for 2005 model year GTs.

It looks to be in mint condition, which is a result of it spending most of its time in a climate-controlled storage. The owner says there’s a dimple in the roof finish which is present since the car was purchased.

The GT rides on optional forged aluminum BBS wheels measuring 18 inches at the front and 19 inches at the back. They are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires measuring 235/45 and 315/40 at the front and back, respectively. The braking duties are taken over by four-piston red Brembo calipers and vented rotors measuring 14 inches and 13.2 inches at the front and rear, respectively.

How’s It On The Inside?

Amazing Car for Sale: 2005 Ford GT Interior
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The car looks as good inside as it does on the outside.

Behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel is the fantastic instrument cluster, fortunately without any mods here. The cluster houses the tachometer, speedometer, oil pressure, and many other gauges. The only thing that’s different here is a Speedhut fuel gauge.

The Sparco-sourced seats are trimmed in Ebony leather and feature carbon fiber shells. It even has the original GT40 type harness slots and ventilation grommets. Ahead of the sweet-looking gear lever with an aluminum knob are the rotary climate control toggles and emergency brake lever in brushed aluminum. Ford conducted a faulty airbag recall in 2018 and both the driver and the passenger airbag inflators were replaced. The car also features a McIntosh CD stereo system.

What Powers This 2005 Ford GT?

Amazing Car for Sale: 2005 Ford GT Drivetrain
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The car comes with a mid-mounted 5.4-liter, V-8 engine that dishes out 550 horses and 550 pound-feet of torque.

It features an aluminum block, cylinder heads, and pistons in addition to a Lysholm screw-type supercharger, a water-to-air intercooler, and a dry-sump lubrication system. Power is sent to the wheels via a Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle with a helical limited-slip differential. As mentioned earlier, it has run just 1,100 miles, which practically makes it an unused vehicle for over a decade-and-a-half.

2005 Ford GT specifications
Engine 5.4 L Supercharged Modular V-8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Horsepower 550 HP @ 6500 RPM
Torque 550 LB-FT @ 3,750 RPM
0–60 mph 3.5 Seconds
0–100 mph 7.4 Seconds
Standing 1/4 mile (402 m) 11.2 Seconds @ 131.2 mph
Top speed 205 MPH

Final Thoughts

Amazing Car for Sale: 2005 Ford GT Exterior
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This 2005 GT was purchased by the seller in 2005 in Vienna, Virginia, and it has stayed here all its life. The seller, also the original owner, is offering all the records, literature, a car cover, a Carfax report, and a clean Virginia title in the owner’s name. Another interesting thing is the window sticker that reveals a few details like the options and the EPA-rated fuel economy, which is 13 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. No wonder it drew a $2,100 gas guzzler tax! The MSRP for this 2005 Ford GT is $156,945 according to the sticker.

At the time of penning this article down, the current bid stands at $251,000, with the auction closing on October 22. Will you plonk this much amount on a beast like this, or do you think you can spend it better elsewhere? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Source: Bring-a-Trailer

Sidd Dhimaan
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