Number 6 of only 38 produced.
The Ford GT holds a special place in the hearts and minds of American motoring enthusiasts. These machines have become serious collector cars, and many have seen their value skyrocket in recent years, making them an attractive choice for investors. While the original GT40 will always be the holy grail for hardcore fans, the modern first-gen car, built between 2005 and 2006 has proven itself as a solid collectors car, and RK Motors has listed an ultra-rare 2006 Ford GT GTX1 for sale on its website for $595,900. That price might seem a little steep, but this car has seen some changes that might just justify that price tag.
The GTX1 was designed by Kip Ewing, one of the Ford engineers behind the original Ford GT, second-gen GT, and Shelby 500. The GTX1 concept was revealed at the 2005 SEMA show, after which Ford decided on a limited run of 500 cars. This was eventually cut short after only 38 were built. This amount of exclusivity is a boon for collectors looking for something special. So what makes the GTX1 different from the standard car? Quite a lot as it turns out.
The 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine has been treated to a set of re-engineered heads, a reduced supercharger pulley for added boost, a performance exhaust system, and a custom tune. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Ricardo 6-speed manual transaxle transmission and a helical limited-slip differential which in turn spins massive 315/40ZR19 Goodyear Eagle F1 tires in the rear.
This car features a unique removable Targa top, and the interior gets custom bucket seats, an Azdel Superlite Composite dashboard, and special GTX1-themed floor mats. A McIntosh sound system is paired with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. This example is number six of only 38 Ford GTX1s produced and comes with an original window sticker, a copy of the original dealer invoice, and an odometer reading of 1,755 miles. This car is bound to increase in value, and should make for a solid investment.