In the late 1990s, Ford realised that their 100 year anniversary was fast-approaching. To celebrate, they commissioned talented designer Camilo Pardo to design a high-performance project, inspired in the Ford GT40 —the car that beat Ferrari at Le Mans and imprinted the Ford nameplate in the international racing scene.
The GT’s supercharged 5.4 litre V8 has an output of approximately 550 horsepower, and is mated to a 6-speed Ricardo transmission that helps propel the car to 60mpg in 3.3 seconds —a very respectable figure when released in 2005. Combined with its low centre of gravity and 1960’s-inspired looks, the Ford GT quickly became one of the most desirable cars on the market, with long wait-lists for delivery, and still very sought-after today.
This particular example, one of roughly 4,000 GT’s ever made, was sold straight out of the United States to its only owner before us. With little under 9,000 original miles, and including manuals, tools, two keys, original exhaust, and service records, this eye-catching Ford GT is ready to be driven and enjoyed without the apprehension of an untouchable delivery-mile collectible, while still being extremely presentable in the event of a show or car meet.