<b>2006 Ford GT</b><br />VIN. 1FAFP90S16Y401553

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Lot 75
Carroll Shelby's personal Ford GT
2006 Ford GT
Sold for US$ 489,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
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2006 Ford GT
VIN. 1FAFP90S16Y401553

5,408cc DOHC Supercharged V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
550bhp at 6,500rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Carroll Shelby's personal Ford GT
*Fewer than 645 miles
*Ultra-desirable specification
*A modern icon
*The ultimate single owner provenance


THE FORD GT

In Ford Motor Company's long and hugely successful history, few events are as memorable and as important as the GT40 racing cars' four consecutive overall victories at Le Mans. Stemming from a failed acquisition of Ferrari, an understandably frustrated Ford enlisted Carroll Shelby and others to build a racing car with one mission: to beat Ferrari at Le Mans. With their goals set high, the GT40 became the most iconic and successful underdog in Le Mans history.

Arriving in prototype form just in time for Ford's centennial celebration in 2003, the Ford GT borrowed heavily from the stunning design and profile of the GT40 and set out on a similar mission: to compete with, and surpass, the established supercars.

The ultra-high performance Ford GT showcases the finest in advanced technologies, constructed on a lightweight aluminum chassis clothed in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminum body panels. Powered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and featuring racing derived suspension and braking systems, the GT avails the driver of astounding performance and power.

With this prolific power, the Ford GT will accelerate from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, hurtling on to some 205mph before the speed limiter kicks in. When production ceased in 2006, with just over 4,000 Ford GTs produced, the epic Ford had made its mark on automotive history once again - and became an instant collector's car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bonhams is extremely pleased to offer this 2006 Ford GT that was purchased new by the man, the myth, the legend - Carroll Shelby. In 2006, Carroll Shelby ordered this Ford GT in Midnight Blue, void of over the top stipes, outfitted with the upgraded lightweight forged aluminum BBS wheels and painted brake calipers. Having only covered 645 miles since new, the car spent the majority of its life on display in Carroll's personal collection. The car has been maintained by Shelby's team of personal mechanics, always serviced and ready to be driven by Carroll at a moment's notice. Upon Carroll's passing, ownership of the car was transferred to the Shelby Trust who has cared for the car until entrusting Bonhams with its sale. The GT is offered with its factory owner's manual, Ford battery tender/charger, original factory car cover and bag.

Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company, the GT has been a heavily sought-after modern classic since its inception. The car is a modern homage to Shelby's immensely successful GT40 which achieved an astonishing four consecutive Le Mans victories from 1966 to 1969. This particular example presents an incredible opportunity to the acquire what may very well be the world's most desirable Ford GT.

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