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Lot 191

2005 Ford GT

  • Chassis no. 1FAFP90S05Y400375

Sold for $330,000


550 bhp, 5.4-liter 32-valve DOHC V-8 engine with a supercharger, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106.7 in.

  • Purchased new by Paul and Chris Andrews
  • Just over 800 miles from new
  • Finished in Mk IV Red, with three options and the “Stripe-Delete”
  • The “Pace Car for an Entire Company”


With designers and engineers inspired by the Le Mans-winning GT40 of the 1960s, and with the company’s top brass looking to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company, the turn of the 21st century was a perfect time to recreate and produce a modernized version of the GT40. Ford wanted to show that at 100 years old and 40 years after the GT40 program began, it was still capable of producing a world-class supercar. Ford even released a commercial during Super Bowl XXXVIII that proclaimed the new Ford GT to be the “Pace Car for an Entire Company,” which was a bold statement coming from a company that at the time owned both Jaguar and Aston Martin!

Visually, the GT was the spitting image of its forefathers. Strip the Ford badge off the nose and it was immediately identifiable as a modern GT40 to any petrol head. Its silhouette perfectly mimics that of the Mk I GT40, although it is just a tad larger in order to accommodate for taller passengers, measuring in at 44.3 inches, as opposed to the original car’s 40 inches in overall height. Also like the original, the car’s performance was world-beating as well. The Ford GT was aimed squarely at the Ferrari 360 Modena, and it all but obliterated its closest competitor from Maranello. It could sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of nearly 200 mph, putting it in the league of Porsche’s Carrera GT and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Not only that, but it was available at a fraction of the cost of its competitors. With a list price of $139,995, the Ford GT was a relative bargain, especially when considering other cars that provided the same level of performance. Only 4,038 GTs were produced after three years of production, and customer demand far outstripped supply, leaving many examples to be sold new with substantial premiums over the original MSRP.

This particular Ford GT was built in November 2004 as the 356th Ford GT of 2,022 built for the 2005 model year, and it was optioned by the Andrews’ in Mk IV Red and with three of the four available options, the upgraded McIntosh stereo, the lightweight aluminum BBS wheels, and red-painted brake calipers, which matched the car’s exterior color. Unusual for most GTs, this particular example received no hood stripes, leaving it as one of eighty-two cars that year that were finished in Mk IV Red and wore only side tape stripes. It was purchased new by the Andrews’ from Don Davis Ford in nearby Arlington, Texas, and it has remained in their collection ever since. This GT is in virtually as-new condition, as it has accumulated just over 800 miles and has been properly maintained its whole life by Don Davis Ford and Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford, of North Richland Hills, Texas. It retains its original set of manuals, as well as its original window sticker.

Exactly 10 years after the first GT rolled off the production line, Ford’s new GT has proven to be nothing short of a modern-day classic. It was produced in limited numbers, its design harkens back to one of the greatest racing cars of all time, and it has looks to kill, making it easily one of the most iconic automobiles built and designed in the early 21st century. The Andrews’s example is one of the best. This example, finished in Mk IV Red and with the exceptionally rare partial “Stripe-Delete,” has been wonderfully maintained and regularly exercised, and it is ready to be cherished and enjoyed by its next owner.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more