2005-06 Ford GT Special Editions

The Ford GT was designed from day one to be a special car. The car was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company. It was a showcase of the company’s design and engineering muscle, a “halo car” showing what the brand was truly capable of. The mid-engine, supercharged car with a six-figure price tag joined a very short list of “American supercars.” Suffice to say, every one of the 4,038 Ford GTs produced between 2005 and 2006 is a special car. But within that group are some cars that I would say are “extra special.” In this post, I am going to highlight some of these special edition Ford GT cars.

2005 Ford GT VIN 003

This 2005 Ford GT is the third car completed by VIN (suffix 00003) and the lowest-production VIN ever offered to the public for sale. It was was consigned to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2020 event. The car sold for $440,000 USD (including auction fees).

The lowest VIN ever offered to the public for sale is VIN 003, which sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2020 auction for $440,000. Photo by: Barrett-Jackson.com

From the auction listing:

Car #00003 was equipped with three of the four factory-available options, including BBS lightweight forged aluminum wheels, painted brake calipers and the audiophile-quality McIntosh stereo system; only the painted upper racing stripes were omitted. The car remained in Ford’s ownership until this very special Ford GT was acquired by renowned collector Ron Pratte prior to joining the Scott Thomas Collection in 2015.

It was sold in January 2020, with just 5,603 actual miles on the odometer. View the auction listing: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2005-FORD-GT-VIN-003-235968

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SEMA 2013: Galpin Ford GTR-1 Supercar

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Ford Motor Company produced a limited production supercar from 2004 to 2006. Known as the Ford GT, this mid-engined marvel had a production run of just 4,038 vehicles.

The folks over at Galpin Auto Sports wondered: what if Ford had kept making the GT? What would it look like today? Based on that concept, they created the GTR 1 supercar.

This amazing car is based on the Ford GT, but features some significant changes. Check out the video below to learn more about the Galpin Ford GTR-1.

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2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Car

Back in 2005, the Ford Motor Company wanted to do something special to celebrate their 100th anniversary. What they did was come out with a special, limited-production car called the Ford GT. This mid-engined supercar was inspired by Ford’s famous GT40 racing cars from the 1960s.

The Ford GT has a supercharged V8 engine that makes a whopping 550 horsepower! Aside from a roll cage, this thing is basically a street-legal racing car. Like all good things, the Ford GT was only around for a limited time. After two years and 4,000 vehicles, Ford ended production of their high performance supercar.

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SEMA 2012: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach Forty by Eckert’s Rod and Custom

Like any trade show, the SEMA show has plenty of companies hawking products which they claim will be the “next big thing.” However, buried amongst the rows of vinyl wraps and import cars lies something truly amazing. Here is a car that was not just modified, but was fabricated based on a truly original idea.

The car you are looking at began life as a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, until it fell into the hands of David Eckert. For more than 25 years, he has run Eckert’s Rod and Custom shop in the little town of Molalla, Oregon. Eckert had the vision to create a one-of-a-kind Mustang like the world has never seen before.

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