A chemically bonded paint job is not easy to complete.
We recently showed you an eye-catching purple Ford GT riding on the world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheels, and now a rare custom 2005 Ford GT has caught our attention. Called the Merkury 4, this bespoke GT started life as a three option, solid red Ford GT before being shipped to Detroit.
Merkury 4 was the third car of the Camilo Signature Series, which consists of eight custom Ford GTs that were all built with oversight from Camilo Pardo, the chief designer of the 2002 Ford GT concept and the 2005 and 2006 production GT. This particular model is regarded as Camilo’s "favorite signature GT,” and it also won the 2015 "Best in Show” award at the 10th Annual Ford GT National Rally in Detroit.
The bespoke GT looks breathtakingly beautiful thanks to its chemically bonded Mirrachrome paint job that took a year to complete. It’s also accented with a fluorescent orange Gulf livery, contrasted with satin black rondels and aluminum numbers. The modifications aren’t only cosmetic, either.
Under the hood, a Whipple Supercharger and a GTG cold air intake kit increase the engine's output to 725 horsepower. Other upgrades include a GTG "Vintage" bumper delete kit, which relocates the exhaust between the tail lamp like an original Mark II, a ceramic coated Ford racing exhaust, HRE center lock rims, Michelin tires, a custom "Ford GT” billet fuel door, billet clamshell center, side clamshell vents, and Penske triple adjustable shocks with custom alignment. Twin sill badges commemorate the build.
If you’re as besotted with this bespoke GT as we are, the good news is that Merkury 4 is currently available to buy from Hemmings providing you have $750,000 to spare, although the price is said to be negotiable. With only 4,000 miles on the clock, we can only hope its next owner actually drives it.