With only 10.8 miles on the clock, this 2006 Ford GT could fetch $350,000 when it goes under the hammer.
Ford fans have no doubt debated about which GT is best. Launched in 2005, the first reimagined Ford GT was a faithful tribute to the GT40 that dominated Le Mans in the 1960s, packing a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 developing 550 horsepower. It also famously drove Jeremy Clarkson to despair. In contrast, the new model is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that produces 647 hp. What isn’t up for debate, however, is that this 2006 Ford GT that’s heading to auction is one of the most immaculate examples we’ve ever seen.
Since it left the factory over 10 years ago, this pristine Ford GT has clocked up a mere 10.8 miles so it’s barely been driven, and must rank as one of the lowest mileage examples in the world. It’s finished in white with blue racing stripes, and features silver wheels and red brake calipers. You can tell it’s virtually brand new because it still has protective wrapping in the interior. Collectors will commend the car’s preservation, but others may see it as a travesty that it's barely been driven in 11 years. The performance of the last-gen GT still holds up well today, as its 550-hp, 5.4-liter V8 allows the sports car to sprint from 0-62 mph in a respectable 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of over 205 mph.
4,038 examples of the last Ford GT were produced, which is more than double what Ford is planning for the new model. If you weren’t one of the chosen few to be put on the allocation list for the all-new Ford GT, this 2006 model could be for you. Since it’s practically brand new, RM Sotheby's estimates that this Ford GT will fetch between $300,000 and $350,000 when it goes under the hammer at an upcoming sale in Florida next April.