You like Ford but think the latest GT supercar doesn’t suit you? Maybe its design is too modern, or for some reason you’re not fond of its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine? Well then, what about the previous-generation that looks a bit older but is more in tune with you?
Like this retro-styled example that packs a V8 engine and a manual transmission; a rare combination in today’s world of performance cars. Plus, it’s an exclusive machine you don’t see everyday on the road, especially since it comes with a very low mileage. The car is going under hammer at RM Sotheby’s Auburn Fall 2019 sale.
Having just 11.7 miles on the clock, this may be the least-driven 2006 Ford GT on the planet. That means its 5.4-liter V8 engine and six-speed transmission are in perfect condition, and they’ll likely remain intact even years after changing hands, because this isn’t the type of vehicle that is bought only to be driven freely.
We bet the change of owner won’t change the way the red and white-striped car spends its days. It will most of the time sit in a garage, avoiding even just a little more of driving to keep its “virtually brand-new” condition.
Besides its ultra-low mileage, there are apparently other reasons that make this car special. According to RM Sotheby’s, the unit is just one of 327 finished in this red and white color scheme for 2006. It’s also said to be “fully equipped, four-option example.”
Introduced in 2005, the Ford GT was built to pay homage to the Le Mans–winning Ferrari GT40 from the 1966. Its gorgeous look, analog driving configuration, and 550 hp had given both customers and critics no choice but to praise it.
The 2006 GT was unquestionably one of the most potent supercars in its glory days, being able to dash from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and max out at 205 mph. Today its value has skyrocketed that you won’t be able to get one for its original price.
This particular model in RM Sotheby’s hands is estimated to sell from $280,000 to $340,000. If you want to compare, the original price of the 2006 GT was $149,995, so you’re looking at a pretty big increase here. It doesn’t matter though, especially for those who value the old-school power of this car more than the amount of cash required to take it home.