This 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution is Worth More Than $280,000 - Here’s Why
Those Who Purchased a Ford GT Two Years Ago Are now Cashing in Hand Over Fist
When Ford imposed a two-year resale ban on Ford GTs, it put a lot of people in precarious positions, specifically those who lucked into purchasing a GT with the intent to flip them afterward. Fortunately, two years isn’t a long time these days, and those who purchased their Ford GTs in 2018 are now able to reap the rewards from all the waiting.
A 2018 Ford GT is up for auction on the Bring A Trailer site, and with eight days still remaining in the auction, the GT is now close to doubling the amount the original owner paid for the supercar in 2018. If bidding continues at its current pace, there’s a reasonable chance that this 2018 Ford GT could fetch seven figures. That’s not a bad return on investment, is it?
Cool Car For Sale: 2018 Ford GT
The mid-engined Ford GT first debuted back in 2004 and was in production for a couple of years. Based on the credibility of the GT40, which recorded four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans wins from 1966 to 1969, this moniker is significant in the company’s history.
In 2015, Ford announced that the GT was being brought back after a decade-long exile. The car is selling like hotcakes and a number of special editions are already launched, but there’s no denying that the GT is still quite an exclusive car. However, one example recently arrived on Bring-a-Trailer and has caught our attention.
Amazing Car for Sale: 2005 Ford GT
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?
Amazing Car for Sale: 1969 Ford Bronco
While the new Bronco has been in the news ever since its launch and the majority of people seemed to have liked it, the old Bronco still enjoys a healthy demand. Any first-gen Bronco that hits the pre-worshipped market has people going gaga over it.
Here is one such 1969 example that arrived on Bring-a-Trailer a few days back and already has people lined up ready to get lay their hands on it. This SUV already has 22 bids and the highest bid stands at $43,500 at the time of writing.
Car For Sale: 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 That Made an Appearance in Fast and Furious 9
A 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is up for sale on eBay, and it has an interesting history as a Hollywood car involved in what is the biggest car movie franchise in history. Go watch Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and you might notice this Mustang Mach 1. It wasn’t driven in the movie, but its appearance adds Hollywood provenance to a car that already looks like a stunner.
Car for Sale: Unique, Retro 2020 Ford F-150 by Beechmont Ford in Ohio
We’ve seen many interesting Ford dealership packages and they give a fresh twist to your truck. These are mostly available for the lower trims and comes with quite a few features that make the whole ownership experience quite a happy one. One such package has come to light this time from Beechmont Ford. This Ohio dealership has introduced a retro package for the 2020 Ford F-150. It comes in a dual-tone shade, features a Roush exhaust, and oodles of chrome.
Awesome Car for Sale: Ultra-Rare 1985 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth has been rising in popularity over these last few years to the point that some ultra-clean examples have traded hands for over $120,000 and this may become one of the most expensive examples ever sold.
That’s because this blue Cossie is the last remaining road-legal survivor of a batch of 10 pre-production cars made by Ford to test and tune what would become one of the most legendary cars ever to be adorned by the FoMoCo badge. Those 204 horses may not seem like much today but we’ll assure you the towering rear wing is bound to turn more heads today than many modern sports cars.
2019 Ford F-150 Black Ops Edition
Much of the pickup world’s attention has been on the Tesla Cybertruck these days, but before anyone starts to forget, the Ford F-150 remains the king of all trucks. It’s the standard-bearer in the segment, a distinction it has it more than earned. The F-150 also carries the distinction of being one of the most customizable trucks in the segment. It’s versatile enough that it can even spawn special edition models, one of which comes to us by way of Ford’s relationship with Indiana-based Tuscany Motor Company. The two companies are responsible for the F-150 Black Ops trucks, a special edition set that pays tribute to the armed forces of the United States. It just so happens that a Ford dealership, Brown Lee Ford, has an F-150 Black Ops, so if you’re looking for a special edition F-150 with serious upgrades throughout, we might just have found the one for you. The 2019 Ford F-150 Black Ops is priced at $88,525.
Want a Real Ford Boss 302FRS Race Car? Well, You Can Have It If You’re Quick Enough and Have $45K
It’s one thing to buy a 2020 Ford Mustang for around $37,000; it’s another thing entirely to add somewhere in the vicinity of $8,000 to $10,000 to buy aFord Mustang Boss 302 from the Ford Performance Racing School. Given a choice, which one would you go for? Yes, the Ford Performance Racing School is selling 14 of its heavily modified Mustang Boss 302FRS race cars for just $45,000. That’s the good news. No, it’s great news. The bad news is that you just can’t call the school and tell them that you’re interested in one of the 14 Boss 302FRS racers. You need to have attended one of the school’s programs to be eligible to buy these race cars. If you do belong to this exclusive list, you can buy one of the 14, provided there’s any left. Should you get the nod, the race cars will be available for pick up by October 20, 2019, and you’re going to be responsible for picking the car up, possibly at the Ford Performance Racing School in Grantsville, Utah.
You Can Get a Fully Licensed, Brand New 1966-1977 Ford Bronco if You’re Willing to Pay for it
The new Ford Bronco will arrive in 2020, but those who can’t wait that long now have the opportunity to have their fill with the original Bronco courtesy of a company called Gateway Bronco. The Illinois-based outfit has been restoring the first-generation Bronco since it started operations in 2016. But thanks to a partnership with Ford, Gateway Bronco has announced plans to go beyond restoring original Broncos and will build brand new, old Broncos under license from Ford. Mind you; these aren’t Gateway’s “interpretation” of the original Broncos. These are original Broncos that Gateway will build with the blessing of Ford. They even come with a five-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty. Gateway plans to build three versions of the original Bronco, all in limited quantities. The price range of these models goes from $120,000 to $180,000.
Beechmont Ford Performance Has Another Crazy Deal - this Time It Involves Nitrous and Mustang GTs
Beechmont Ford Performance, an Ohio-based dealership, is in the news again. And, for good reason. Its claim-to-fame was selling 700-horsepower Mustang GTs for a mere $40,000. This time, the showroom is selling brand new Mustang GTs with a bottle of nitrous fitted in the boot. Can it get any crazier than this?
John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT is Getting Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper
The Ford GT once owned by WWE superstar John Cena is back up for sale. It’s the fourth time — maybe fifth? — that Cena’s Ford GT is on the market and the second time in the past month alone. The Liquid Blue Ford GT last hit the auction block during Monterey Car Week back on August 25. Barely a month later — seriously, it’s only September 24 — the supercar us now listed in Mecum’s auction next month.
Ebay Find of the Day: 2000 Ford F-250
Ebay is full of interesting vehicles, but few trucks are as attention grabbing as this 16-year-old Ford F-250. This Island Blue pickup is a one-owner ride with just over 18,000 miles on the clock. It might be 16 years old, but it looks showroom fresh with nary a sign of wear or abuse.
Making the truck even more special, this 2000 model F-250 is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission backing the legendary 7.3-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel. It’s basically the Holy Grail powertrain of heavy duty Fords. Oh, and it’s 4WD.
Aftermarket mud flaps and just a hint of surface rust on the trailer hitch receiver are the only tarnish on the truck’s mint, showroom condition. Beyond that, the truck still wears its original Firestone Steeltex A/T tires and five-spoke wheels, two-tone paint, side steps, spray-on bedliner, and the extendable trailer mirrors.
Inside, the tan interior is immaculate, complete with carpeted floor mats, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood trim, and the original AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio. This rig came from the Ford factory with the Lariat trim, making it a range-topping model in its day. Its Extended Cab and front bench seat configuration means it has room for six in a pinch or four comfortably. The rear bench seat folds upwards, creating a flat load space for cargo. Access to the rear is given via the rear-hinged “suicide” doors.
Of course, there’s that 7.3-liter Power Stroke. It generates 235 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque while making the most distinctive diesel clatter known to man. The four-speed manual transmission with overdrive gives the truest sensation of diving a big-rig this side of a Peterbilt. The only thing that could make this powertrain better is an old-school, dog-leg transfer case for the 4WD. Then again, the electronic switch gives the dash a new-school feel.
Bidding is currently at $8,200 with 16 people vying for ownership. There’s four days left on the auction, so the price will surely rise a considerable amount. A quick search on KBB.com shows the truck’s private party value at $14,448, so expect bidding to hit at least $15,000 before time runs out. Be sure to check out the original Ebay listing here.
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Custom 727-Horsepower Mustangs Selling For $40K From Ohio Dealer
Speaking from extensive personal experience, any adventure into the murky depths of car modification can quickly become, without warning, exceedingly complicated and way over-budget. Thankfully, there’s an alternative. According to The Drive, Lebanon Ford in Lebanon, Ohio, is offering factory-fresh, un-farted-in Mustang GTs outfitted with Phase 2 supercharger kits from Roush. Output is rated at 727 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque – a good deal more than the 435 horses and 400 pound-feet you get from the stock engine. The best part – pricing starts at $39,995 a pop. You can even finance it with no money down, and Lebanon Ford will ship it out to you.
If you’re at all unsure as to why that’s such a good deal, here’s how it breaks down – the Mustang GT costs $32,395, while the supercharger kit is another $7,550. Combined, that’s $39,945, which means Lebanon Ford is basically giving away labor for installation of the kit (roughly $1,500, according to Jalopnik).
While there are surely cheaper ways to get into a 700+ horsepower ‘Stang, any way you slice it, this is still a helluva deal, especially for a brand-new car straight from the dealer.
Lebanon Ford told The Drive that it wants “to focus on establishing a nationwide base of enthusiasts rather than making huge profits on each car.” Those are certainly noble intentions, but it should be noted that most customers opt to add in additional equipment before driving away, including big brakes, new upholstery, a body kit, different wheels, and the like. Some examples have hit $60,000 before leaving the lot.
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The Ford GT may have had a short lifespan - it lasted only two years - but there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the supercar left an indelible mark in the American auto industry. No more is that evident than in the limited edition Ford GT Heritage Edition. Limited to just 343 units, the GT Heritage Edition separated itself from other Ford GTs because of its Gulf livery, the same body finish the Ford GT40 had when it won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1969. These days, the GT Heritage Edition has become increasingly collectible, having sold in auctions in excess of $300,000 in the past. The “sought-after” status attached to the GT Heritage Edition will again be on full display as another example of this prized collectible is currently being sold at Catsexotics at a price of $374,888.
This particular GT Heritage Edition has 7,617 miles on its odometer and carries the VIN number 1FAFP90S36Y400856. It also has all the available options from the factory, including the lightweight aluminum BBS wheels, McIntosh stereo system, and most importantly, the Heritage Gulf paint livery. According to the seller, the car has been involved in an accident in the past, but the damage sustained was limited to the passenger side wheels so the body of the car has never been touched. The wheels were eventually replaced through an insurance claim.
Other than that, everything about the GT Heritage Edition justifies the six-figure price tag attached to it. The body of the supercar also features HID headlights and Eagle F1 Supercar tires that have less than 2,000 miles on them. Likewise, the interior has leather-trimmed carbon fiber seats and standard air conditioning. It also retains the same 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
Those interested in buying a Ford GT Heritage Edition now have a chance to do so. The only question is whether they’re willing to pony up that much money for a car that’s seen its share of adventures.
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The Ford Excursion is about the manliest SUV ever produced, but this Excursion takes the cake. At 32 feet in length and tipping the scales at 15,000 pounds, this custom-built stretched limo turned monster truck is larger than life.
And it’s going to take someone larger than life write the number of zeros listed on this one-off truck’s for-sale sign. The cost: a cool $1 million large.
Yep, this million-dollar machine was built by Big Toyz Racing from a stretched Ford Excursion limousine. The truck now features a fully boxed roll cage integrated with its steel tube frame chassis. Two solid axles offer 4WD and four-wheel steering. Bolted on to each axle are 66-inch-tall tires and 26-inch-long nitrogen-filled shock absorbers. Power comes from a carbureted 8.5-liter V-8 that makes upwards of 750 horsepower.
Beyond its mechanicals, the interior seats at least 12 people in individual racing seats. Climbing into the 12-foot-tall beast is made easy by the folding staircase incorporated into rear hatch. Once in, diamond-plate floors run the length of the truck with clear Plexiglas offering a side view from the sunken walkway.
It’s hard to imagine a useful application for this rig beyond a big corporate advertising campaign or some sort of tour vehicle for a safari or arctic landscape. What’s more, it’s hard picturing someone dropping a million bucks on a vehicle that’s most certainly NOT road-worthy.
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Up for auction is this original Eleanor Mustang; one of only three used in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds starring Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie. The 1967 Mustang is number seven out of 11 ever built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood. Though Mecum Auctions doesn’t list a reserve price, we’d imagine the car will command a pretty penny.
The Mustang is equipped with a 351-cubic-inch V-8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission. A Holley 700 CFM four-barrel carburetor and high-volume fuel pump feed the beast while a Fluidyne Racing aluminum radiator keeps things cool. Air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes and Auto Meter gauges keep the occupants comfortable, safe, and informed.
The car’s aftermarket alterations were originally penned by Steve Stanford, including that unique front grille design, lower front valance, and twin driving lights. The car also sports twin racing stripes, upper and lower side scoops, and a quick-fill gas cap. After filming ended, CVS added the side pipes for some extra growl and beautiful 17-inch mag wheels with imitation knock-off center caps.
The car includes the same touches it had in the film, including the “Go Baby Go” shifter knob. A letter of authenticity from CVS is included, proving the car was used in filming and actors were routinely inside the car.
She seems like a worthwhile bid for Mustang or Gone in 60 Seconds fans. The auction is taking place in Austin, Texas between December 12th and 13th.
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While Ferrari needs no introduction, Brabham is a name some of you might not remember so well. Founded by Jack Brabham, who died earlier this year aged 88, and Ron Tauranac, Brabham spend three decades in Formula One, in which it won four drivers’ championships and two constructors’ titles. Its first successful campaigns, and the only ones to bring both the drivers’ and constructors’ championship, came in 1966 and 1967. Although it won two more drivers’ titles, Brabham failed to win the constructors’ championship for the third time. However, the Brits came close on many occasions. 1970 was an important year for Brabham. Although it only managed fourth position at the end of the season, the team lost its number one driver, Jack Brabham. The man that drove the race cars built by his own hands retired from racing following the Mexican Grand Prix. The 1970 Brabham-Cosworth Ford BT33 was the last F1 car he had driven during an official event, making it that much more important to the company, second to only the Repco-powered single-seaters that brought the 1966 and 1967 championships.
In this car, Brabham won one race and scored three more podiums, while teammate Rolf Stommelen added a further third-place finish. Brabham, one of eight teams to use Ford’s DFV engine that year, ended the season behind Lotus, Ferrari and March, but ahead of McLaren, BRM and Matra. What made the BT33 such a competitive racer? Read on to find out.
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SUVs are a great thing, but sometimes you just need more. That’s where this comes in. It started life as a 2000 Ford Excursion and was transformed into the colossal beast you see here by a company called JD3 out of Tucson, Arizona. Affectionately nicknamed Rockzilla, this goliath is powered by a stock 6.8-liter V-10 backed by a stock transmission, transfer case, and axles directly off the donor Excursion. There are plenty of aftermarket parts, however, like the 54-inch Michelin tires and hand-welded exoskeleton.
This isn’t just a one-off vehicle though. JD3 has built more than 75 Rockzillas, all custom ordered to the buyer’s desires. Don’t want to wait four months to have yours built? Luckily, this one currently up for auction on Ebay. For a cool $72,000, this particular Rockzilla is ready to roll over nearly any obstacle in its path.
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Ford Motor Company has been synonymous with racing ever since the early days for the Model T, but no era brought as much success as the 1960s. By 1969, Ford already had four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans wins with the GT40, while the Mustang was putting up a good fight in the Trans-Am series. The Blue Oval also dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as the almighty Torino Talladega had won the championship in both 1968 and 1969.
However, with Dodge and its Charger Daytona growing increasingly stronger throughout 1969, Ford planned to bring its very own "aero warrior" to the party in the form of a modified, much more aerodynamic Torino. Thus the King Cobra was born, a prototype motivated by the famous Boss 429 engine and capable of delivering enormous amounts of downforce on the oval track. Unfortunately, as NASCAR increased the minimum number of cars produced for the public from 500 to 3,000 for a vehicle to qualify for the Sprint Cup, Ford abandoned the project and left Dodge and Plymouth to dominate the series for the next three years.
44 years later (as of 7/7/2014), the Torino King Cobra prototype resurfaced to regain its glory as a near-mint, classic collectible with an intriguing story attached to its name.
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More V-8 supercar news. This time it is an American car with a massively powerful V-8 in the form of a Ford GT X1 TT. This highly modified Ford GT has been worked up on by Rich Brooks from the The GT Guy LLC. The engine in this car puts out no less than 1000 horsepower.
Ford built the Ford GT in 2004 as a replacement for the Le Mans winning Ford GT40. The company produced just over 4000 units of the GT. The standard car was powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 coupled with a supercharger.
The thirsty configuration was able to put down 550 horsepower. The car was designed along the lines of the original with flared rear haunches and low roof line. It was pretty unique car this.
Rich Brooks was able to double the output by adding a twin-turbo contraption to the already powerful 5.4-liter V-8 to a rare, limited edition Ford GT X1. Just 30 examples were ever built as part of a deal with the Genaddi Design Group.
The twin-turbo 1000 horsepower V-8 was then called the Ford GT X1 TT. At present, the car is in the U.S. with 3700 miles on the odometer and is up for sale for $450,000.
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