Bring a Trailer auction in progress: 8,067 miles, zero issues, freshly dealer serviced. One of 265 Midnight Blue '05 year-model examples produced.
2005 Ford GT (Auction ends Friday December 15th, 2023)
VIN – 1FAFP90S95Y401766
Exterior Color – Midnight Blue
Interior Color – Ebony Black Leather
Engine – 5.4L DOHC DFI Supercharged V8
Transmission – 6-speed manual transaxle
Current Miles – 8,067 miles
Current owner Purchase – January 2022
Current owner Miles driven – Approximately 400
When Henry Ford launched his fledgling car company well over 100 years ago, no one imagined that the simple and austere Model T would lead to one the most amazing performance cars of the century. Penned by Camilo Pardo, then head of the “Legends” studio, the GT40 concept car was lauded for its beauty and engineering advancements, but, despite the 2003 concept launch, industry experts doubted it would ever see production. Yet Ford shocked the public once again in 2004 announcing production delivery through 2005. In a matter of months, demand far exceeded supply as the public witnessed magazine test after test with the Ford GT besting many vastly more expensive contemporary exotics – all while being more reliable and far less costly to maintain. Just as Ford had so surprisingly done when they beat Ferrari on the racetrack, the unprecedented “one-two-three” Le Mans victory reminded everyone that Ford could once again build a supercar capable of delivering premier performance.
During the two-year production run from 2004-2005, Ford built 4,000 GTs. Anyone fortunate enough to purchase one new could choose from just four available options: a McIntosh sound system, Racing Stripes, Painted Brake Calipers, and Forged Alloy Wheels. The new design featured an aerodynamically advanced body, doors that cut into the roof for easy entrance and exit, a sweeping windshield, a visible mid-engine seen through the rear window, and intake/warm air extractors that significantly improved engine and brake cooling. The Ford GT also incorporated several innovative technologies including a superplastic thermo-formed frame, aluminum formed body panels, roll bonded floors (for increased rigidity and structural improvement), a lightweight magnesium center console, and a dizzying array of hyper-technology manufacturing processes leveraging state of the art composite materials and bonding technology employed in the lightweight frame. The resultant chassis was so resilient that it was capable of meeting modern safety requirements within a very short window of development time. Exceptional technology was not limited to the chassis alone as the mid-mounted 5.4-liter Ford Modular dual overhead cam V8 engine, equipped with a Twin-Screw Supercharger, was mated to a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission. The Ford GT delivered top numbers in every performance test with 0-60 3.3 second times, the quarter mile lapsing in 11.4 seconds, and a top speed over 205 mph.
Over the past 20 years since these cars debuted, they have become even more sought-after as collectors grow increasingly appreciative of the distinctive looks, analog driving properties, and celebrated racing heritage. Having grown significantly in value, enthusiasts continue to seek out preserved examples featuring excellent provenance and documented low mileage.
History of This Car
According to a copy of the Marti report accompanying this car, this beautiful 2005 Ford GT was constructed in September 2005 finished in Midnight Blue clearcoat metallic and trimmed with ebony black leather wrapped interior. According to Ford records, this is one of 265 examples from 2005 painted in this rare color. The first owner selected Lightweight Forged Alloy Aluminum Wheels, Grey Painted Calipers, and Painted White Racing stripes from the four available options. The first owner, a Northern California resident retained the car until 2017 logging 6,500 miles while having it serviced at local Ford dealerships including passing emissions tests and oil changes. The car was offered for sale through dealer inventory in 2018 with 6,600 miles, and subsequently sold via dealer to the second owner, a resident of Illinois. In January 2022, the third and current consigning owner purchased this Ford GT with approximately 7,600 miles indicated. The current owner, a resident of Reno, NV delivered the car to California where it was recently serviced at the local Ford dealership including an oil and filter change and general inspection. Additionally, all recall campaign service actions have been performed on this car by authorized Ford dealerships including the replacement of the transaxle output shaft bolts, new airbag for the SRS system, a new driver’s side airbag inflator, and a new passenger side airbag inflator. In preparation for consignment (November 2023) both rear entire suspension corners were removed to access the CV joints which were repacked, new hardware and safety wire installed in the CV hub and inner CV joint, the rear diffuser removed for cleaning and detailing, and Cooltech gas struts were installed.
Today this beautifully preserved Ford GT presents in excellent condition with beautiful factory original Midnight Blue metallic paint, stunning factory optional alloy wheels, and all glass, lenses, and exterior body trim in excellent cosmetic condition. The upper body panels are very nice showing no warping or lifting in corners, often seen in cars that have been subjected to high heat outdoor climates. The lower body panels and front and rear bumper caps are also in excellent condition with even panel gaps. The front air dam displays typical scuff marks on the underside edges and a few rock chips can be seen at the bottom of the air intake, but otherwise the front facing surfaces are unmarked. There are no chips or scratches in the gorgeous wrap around original windshield. All glass panels retain factory correct brand etches. The optional alloy wheels are in excellent condition wearing a set of 2020 Bridgestone Potenza Scuderia 245/40R18 front and 345/35 R19 tires on the rear.
Stepping up to the driver’s door, the door latch is cleverly recessed under the body contour but easily unlatches the out-swinging door, revealing the distinctive roof panel opening as it separates from the body. The interior features are refined and very well maintained. The ebony leather and assorted interior materials are smooth, tidy, and reflective of original quality with excellent seat stitching and uniform sheen to the leather surfaces. The supple leather trimmed seats, excellent dashboard, and console are beautifully finished with fine materials and careful craftsmanship. Even the polished door sill plates remain in excellent condition. The six-speed manual is a delightful engagement to any performance enthusiast who enjoys manual shifting and foot pedal clutch action. Under the hinged clamshell rear deck, the stout and visually delightful, supercharged engine has been meticulously maintained both mechanically and cosmetically, showing little to no signs of use, with the upgraded muffler warmly hued from use (original muffler included). The exposed suspension, mechanical components and detailed features are all in excellent condition throughout. Lifting the hinged front section reveals a clean and meticulously maintained storage area showing factory fresh finishes and details.
The undercarriage of the car is very well maintained with no notable damage or significant road marks. Even the three reverse-dimpled aerodynamic factory chassis armor panels remain in place in excellent condition. The cast alloy suspension parts, and various exposed components in the underside are further in excellent condition, with clean and fresh appearance, showing only minor evidence of use. There are no signs of structural compromise to the chassis or major suspension attachment points, further confirmed by the accident-free current Carfax report.
The car starts easily, setting off the supercharged dual overhead camshaft V8 engine that resonates perfectly at idle. The seats are welcome engagements, even for taller or longer legged drivers, the seating position offers expansive forward visibility over the beautifully arched front fenders. Acceleration is progressive and street-friendly without lumbering in higher gears or heavy steering at low speeds. Agile in slow traffic, the Ford GT wakes up when an open section of roadway allows liberal use of supercharged power and the excellent spacing in the 6-speed manual transmission. Power comes on like a tornado delivering an unforgettable burst of mid-engine power launching to highway speeds in a matter of seconds. Cornering and braking are on a par with some of the best track cars of this period, and yet, all this power and performance is just as easily at home cruising in moderate traffic with the radio and air conditioning on, enjoying the wide range of capabilities in this impressive sports car.
Ready for immediate and enjoyable use, this Ford GT remains among one of the most sought-after modern collectible supercars and certainly one of the most iconic examples of premium performance. Steeped in GT40 heritage and racing traditions, this 2005 Ford GT represents enjoyable premium sports car ownership without the fuss and maintenance challenges experienced in many comparable exotics.
Items Included with the Car
This beautiful and rare Midnight Blue Ford GT is accompanied by a copy of the original window sticker, factory literature and owner’s manuals with factory leatherette pouch, two sets of keys and control fobs, a spare set of tires, the original factory muffler, a blue and white striping matched protective bra, a spare interior rear view mirror, battery tender, and Ford GT branded bag and car cover.
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