2006 Ford GT Is Up For Auction With Just 11.7 Miles Since New

A 2006 Ford GT is currently up for sale at an auction on RM Sotheby’s – and it could very well be the most beautiful example of a GT we’ve ever come across.

The supercar, chassis no. 1FAFP90S96Y400599, has been listed with no reserve and is expected to bring in between $280,000 and $340,000. At the time of writing, the current highest bid was $200,000 with the auction set to run until July 11.

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It is not uncommon to see Ford GTs cross the auction block as they’re certainly one of America’s most iconic performance cars. What makes this particular example special is the fact that it is one of just 327 examples from the 2006 model year painted in Mark IV red and complemented with white stripes. Additionally, it sports the optional red brake calipers, forged BBS wheels, and an upgraded McIntosh radio.

What’s even more noteworthy is that it has just 11.7 miles (18.8 km) under its belt. It has only ever had one owner and was stored in Texas ever since being delivered. While it makes us sad to learn that a 2006 GT has been driven so little, it does give buyers the rare opportunity to purchase the desirable supercar in near-new condition, never used nor abused.

Powering the Ford GT is a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 with 550 HP and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque sent to the rear wheels via a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission, allowing for a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

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  • Rob Banks

    No thank you. No petty imitation for me. Ferrari should sue Ford for this blatant knockoff!

    • TheBelltower

      An interesting comment. Seeing as how the GT40 was built originally built to wipe the floor of Ferrari. This GT is much more coveted than just about any 2006 Ferrari.

      • Rob Banks

        Gr8, here we go again! Bragging about something that happened in a very short period of time 70 yrs ago. And who exactly complished this feat? Fyi: it wasn’t Ford. They couldn’t beat Ferrari no matter how much money they threw at the GT. Without Carroll Shelby, and a financially down year for Ferrari, the Ford GT would’ve been living in the shadow of Ferrari’s unrivaled racing pedigree… or exactly where they’ve been since Shelby beat Ferrari for them.

        • TheBelltower

          So let me ask, did you make such an absurd initial comment to prompt this Ferrari history lesson?

          • Rob Banks

            Because it’s true. Every word.

      • Rob Banks

        P.s. that Ford GT happens to be a reversed engineered Ferrari 360 modena. Way to cut corners Ford!

        • john1168

          WRONG! You’re not even a little wrong but you’re big time wrong! If you like Ferrari’s better, that’s fine with me but a reversed engineered 360??? This is just a silly comment.

          • Rob Banks

            How did you not know this? Must be a shocking revelation for those who either aren’t old enough/weren’t around or just didn’t know. There’s a reason they it Fordrarri. Ford had nothing to base the 2005 gt off of so they had to catch up since they had been out of the super car making business for so long. Hence, why they bought and shameful reverse engineered a 360 modena.

          • WATCH SOMEONE WHO WAS AROUND BACK THEN TALK TO JAY LENO:
            https://youtu.be/DUBmDu3HXaU?t=239

          • john1168

            Oh wait….you’re right… They both are mid engine with rear wheel drive. WOW! So much is the same!!! Oh my! Why did Ferrari NOT sue Ford for making such an obvious copy of the 360??? Maybe Ferrari doesn’t know. YOU should call Louis Camilleri up right now and tell him! His lawyers must be total morons. That poor guy probably has no idea… LMAO!

            Just to let you know, it isn’t uncommon for manufacturers to purchase competitors cars to BENCHMARK them. Most of them (Ford included) don’t do it to “reverse engineer” them.

          • Rob Banks

            Ok, then name one. In the manner in which Ford blatantly ripped off the 360 modena by taking one completely apart then trying to build one better piece by piece. I’ll wait….

          • john1168

            I’m still waiting for your evidence that Ford “reverse engineered” the 360… And why didn’t Ferrari sue Ford if your allegation is correct? They absolutely could have…if you were correct.

            The two cars look completely different inside and out. They are both different sizes with the GT being larger in every dimension. They have totally different engines, different transmissions and different brakes. The suspensions may have some similarities but ultimately are different. The chassis’ are completely different as well.

            So, you tell us what Ford stole from Ferrari with the GT/360… I’ll wait… And give some proof please.

          • Rob Banks

            I already posted it! Unless you’re a very selective reader, the direct quote from a Ford exe mouth should stick out like a sore thumb. Your elementary superficially based rebuttal sounds desperate in the sense that the contrarian in you can never be wrong. Its common knowledge. Ford had absolutely nothing in their inventory to base the 05 gt off of. You not knowing this tells me 1.) You’re either in denial, 2.) Aren’t old enough to remember, or 3.) Are just trying to misconstrue the argument to benefit you and save face. That’s being intellectually dishonest with yourself. Don’t tell me a simple google search of “ferrari 360 modena ford gt reversed engineered 2005” didn’t return you any results? I even went out of the way and took from one of the most popular automotive publications (motortrend), a direct quote from Ford stating their reasons why they based the 2005 gt on a reversed engineered 360 modena. You can try and deny, downplay, or argue fallacies all you want to — doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

          • john1168

            Still working on learning how to read I see… Don’t give up, keep at it, one day you’ll get it. I really like how you assumed so much from just one sentence from a chassis system supervisor, NOT an “executive” as you claim. Read the sentence again. It says Ford purchased a 360 to benchmark it and disassembled it to reverse engineer it. That’s ALL it says! It does NOT say that Ford disassembled and reverse engineered a 360 to sell a “blatant copy” of it as you initially stated. If they did that, Ferrari would have sued them and won easily in court. But there was never a lawsuit because there was nothing to sue over. In addition, all of the auto magazines and blog sites would have given Ford an extremely hard time over it, if it were true, which it’s not. Ford bought one of Ferrari’s cars, took it apart and evaluated it, benchmarked it and kept everything they learned in mind when designing the GT. I agree with you that they probably shouldn’t have “reverse engineered” the 360 as that could set them up for a potential lawsuit but as long as nothing was copied/duplicated and then sold, I don’t really see too much of a problem with it. We see a lot of that type of stuff happen in China where, not only are vehicles are reverse engineered but they build copies of said vehicles and sell them. Manufacturers of the original designs try to sue them but because of the system over there, I don’t think they’re too successful in winning their cases.

            Now I realize you’re probably going to say that I’m in denial and can’t accept being wrong… whatever… But your original comment “No thank you. No petty imitation for me. Ferrari should sue Ford for this blatant knockoff!” is STILL 100% incorrect. There’s a huge difference between what that chassis system supervisor said and what you’re saying. You’re twisting the meaning of what he said to imply a lot more than what he was actually saying. YES, they did purchase a 360 to benchmark it and they disassembled it to reverse engineer it but NO they DIDN’T make and sell a copy of the 360. There’s a big difference there. They benchmarked it, which means the 360 was a standard that Ford wanted to meet or exceed when designing and building the GT. If you look at both vehicles in detail, you will see that there is NOTHING the same between the two cars other than the fact that they’re both midengined and RWD. The dimensions, drivetrain, suspension, brakes, performance, efficiency and interior and exterior looks are completely different.

            You keep thinking what you want. I’m not gonna convince you and you’re not gonna convince me and I’m ok with that. I’m done here. Please feel free to have the last word.

          • Rob Banks

            “Still working on learning how to read I see… Don’t give up, keep at it, one day you’ll get it.”

            Arbitrary mischaracterizations.  How irrelevant.  Better we just continue to try and make someone look silly, misconstrue and spin the syntax of language they use so that way, we can discredit them and achieve validation by continuing to be intellectually dishonesty with ourself!

             “I really like how you assumed so much from just one sentence from a chassis system supervisor, NOT an “executive” as you claim.”

            Assumed?  Just wow.  The human psyche is amazing (I say this with a smile). We are each one equipped to believe virtually ANYTHING we want to believe simply because we WANT to believe it, for whatever reasons it happens to appeal to us. Once we decide what we WANT to believe, our perception filters kick in and without even trying, we automatically and uncritically cherry pick any and every shred of info that supports our chosen belief, while simultaneously and automatically filtering out and rejecting all evidence to the contrary.  You exemplify this.

          • Rob Banks

            “Read the sentence again. It says Ford purchased a 360 to benchmark it and disassembled it to reverse engineer it. That’s ALL it says! It does NOT say that Ford disassembled and reverse engineered a 360 to sell a “blatant copy” of it as you initially stated.”

            Omg (facepalm).  What an amazing immunity to new facts and information.  I’m at a total loss for words here.  You can try and chop that double speak/ contradicting word salad up all you want to in hopes of a pyrrhic victory.  One word: context!  In the fading hope that it might sink in — it’s called sensationalism.  When writing it’s not unusual to utilize over exaggeration, sarcasm, mockery, metaphors in order to entice the reader.  Its figurative… sorry you clearly failed to make that connection.

          • Rob Banks

            “I agree with you that they probably shouldn’t have “reverse engineered” the 360 as that could set them up for a potential lawsuit but as long as nothing was copied/duplicated and then sold, I don’t really see too much of a problem with it.”

            Contradiction, much?  Copying is open to interpretation. It’s subjective.  The Soviets knew we’d spend billions researching the best design for a reusable space shuttle.  So they sat back and let us do the spending.  When the design was approved by nasa the Soviets came up with the buran. The bigger issue between Ford and Ferrari isnt copying.  It has to do with what’s called a technology jump.  Hence, decades of research and development, financial sacrifice, earned track experience, trial and error, new discoveries, years of evolution.  Yet, you’re okay with that?  Nuff said.
             

             “There’s a huge difference between what that chassis system supervisor said and what you’re saying. You’re twisting the meaning of what he said to imply a lot more than what he was actually saying.”

            No, I am not!  You trying to continually reduce someone to a simple plebian does not discredit the source.  Regardless of who the Ford rep was in this particular expose, they take their orders from someone hire up. And just fyi, they weren’t the only Ford employee that confirmed this.  And with a flagship as important to them as the GT was those orders are coming from the top down!  Everything from r&d, to budget analyst, to the very select team of engineers, to its manufacturing.  Ford had absolutely nothing in their history to base to gt off of or reference.  That absolute truth supersedes your personal and perceived truths.  Visuals/superficial appearances mean nothing unless your one of the simple minds that put looks before performance.

        • Bo Hanan

          How did you get there???

          • Rob Banks

            Because it’s true. Every word. The blueprint and dna for the 2005 Ford GT comes from Ferrari. If you need proof just look for it.

          • Bo Hanan

            The car is a modern interpretation of the original GT40, which was out several years before the 360 Modena.

          • Rob Banks

            And you’re hitting me with this little tidbit as if everyone didn’t already know? Yeah, I sort of got that. What you don’t get is how pathetic that is. So, what happened between the late 60s to now? Too bad Ferrari doesn’t built a modern interruption of the 205, 246, 250… or the infinite number of cars they can pull from their past racing pedigree. What does this suggest about every other car Ford built since the original gt40 to their retro gt40 almost 50 years later?

      • Rob Banks

        5 likes? What this reveals to me is that these individuals know nothing of automotive history. Ford didn’t build the gt40 to “wipe the floor with Ferrari”. They built the gt40 because Ford was pissed off that enzo didn’t want his company to be bought by Ford so he denied them the sale.

        • TheBelltower

          You said precisely the same thing as I did, only more verbose with background that most people on this site already know. You clearly want to turn this into a Ferrari conversation. So it should make you happy that many Ford GT owners also own at least one Ferrari. See, people can appreciate both “this” and “that.”

          • Rob Banks

            Big difference between competitive spirit/rivalry vs vengeful bitterness. These are not synonymous terms. Ford was not Ferrari’s rival then or after Shelby won lms for them. Ppl here have this ethnocentric view told to them by Ford revisionist and their marketing department. Ford was never in the same league as, or as accomplished as Ferrari. All Ford can brag about is something that occured 70 years ago. Why don’t other car companies do the same? Because its pathetic and suggests everything they made since then has been crap. Ford living in the past taking credit for someone elses work i.e. Carroll Shelby.

          • TheBelltower

            Ford doesn’t need to brag about the 2nd gen GT, or the current GT. And you won’t find much from Ford themselves. They have endless numbers of enthusiasts to do it on their behalf. Ferrari does too. And they’re usually wearing really bright gear…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec07f6e59ff198e5a75d5d21c7e5c3d9f5159f58fcf1cf4ea21879f2fa23ced5.png

          • Rob Banks

            Let’s not go off on a tangent here. Brag vs celebrate… not much difference when you think about what the Ford gt represents. And not much to…. celebrate since then. I lived through the late 70s, 80s, 90s, 00’s eras when Ford was putting out nothing but crap. And you can’t talk about the latest Ford GT’s without mentioning Ferrari because without the later, the gt certainly wouldn’t be what it is today. To try and dismiss or deflect that is simply believing what you want to believe. If not, what did Ford have in its inventory to build the gt off of? Answer: nothing!

          • john1168

            Ford was putting out nothing but crap from the 70’s through the 00’s??? I partially agree with that statement but why don’t you fill us all in on the reliability of Ferrari’s during that same period…

          • TheBelltower

            95% of what Ford has produced since the 70s has ranged from “total garbage” to “mediocre.” For many reasons, I don’t think Ford is a very good company today. The handbuilt GT has always been the exception. Most people would agree that each of the three generations of the GT were substantial. Your initial comment about the ’06 GT “Ferrari should sue Ford for this blatant knockoff” was nonsense. I was responding to that. I’m not even disagreeing with what you are saying, but you have an apparent urge to argue about the minutiae of Ferrari history within a Ford GT topic.

  • Bo Hanan

    No words, just emotions…

  • Bash

    Is there someone out there that actually drives these things. Seriously?!

  • Six_Tymes

    oh how I wish…

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of my most beloved cars ever, with the AC Cobra and a few other models

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