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Pick of the Day: 2005 Ford GT, the ultimate in instant collector cars

The mid-engine supercar has more than doubled in value since it left the showroom


Instant collector car.  Never were these words more apropos than when applied to the Ford GT, the Dearborn automaker’s effort to relive a gloried past with a terrific mid-engine homage to the GT40 race cars that beat Ferrari at Le Mans.

Immediately, the GT was recognized as something special, especially for those who had the opportunity to drive one, because under its evocative body was a performance car that, once again, competed with the best of the Europeans.  And with the low maintenance and high reliability of a Ford passenger car.


Ford GTs are frequently offered at collector car auctions, and often lead the results as top sellers.  The recently updated third-generation GT has only added to the luster of the original.

The Pick of the Day is a 2005 Ford GT, a first-generation example with the kind of ultra-low mileage typically seen on these cars, which more often than not were purchased as investments and socked away, basically undriven, to rise in value, which they most-certainly did.


“This well-cared-for and collector-owned car still looks and feels new with only a little over 5,600 miles from new,” according to the Halton Hills, Ontario, dealer advertising the GT on ClassicCars.com.

“This example is finished in the highly desirable Centennial White with Blue stripes. This supercar is powered by the 5.4L all-aluminum supercharged V8 with dry-sump lubrication system which produces 550hp allowing it to hit the 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

“The Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission solidifies the feeling that you are in one of the greatest sports cars ever built.”

ford, Pick of the Day: 2005 Ford GT, the ultimate in instant collector cars, ClassicCars.com Journal

The Ford GT is also loaded with creature comforts, the seller adds.

“The interior is all leather trimmed with carbon-fiber structure seats and optional McIntosh stereo, which adds an eight-inch subwoofer and one-inch A-pillar speakers.”

The GT is priced at $295,000, which is about what they’re going for these days and a bit more than twice the original MSRP in 2005. 

ford, Pick of the Day: 2005 Ford GT, the ultimate in instant collector cars, ClassicCars.com Journal

“The rarity and collectability of these cars is ever increasing due to the extremely limited production numbers and the third generation being recently released,” the seller notes. “This GT is a beautiful example of the pinnacle of Ford performance.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. In 1962 I bought my first car, a 1928 Ford Model A sedan for $65. from my paper route earnings, plus, I drove it home!!! My how the times have changed. Where are the entry level collector cars for todays young people?

  2. I believe I drove this car at Depratu Ford in Whitefish, Mt. (Ford, VW,Audi). They were one of the dealers awarded to receive a GT as they were very limited production. But they had the car for a year or so, it was a 2005 and I drove it in 2006. They were very anxious to sell the car and gave it away when they did. I believe it was sold in Ontario but not sure if it was to a customer or a Dealer trade. But I am wondering how many Blue and White 2005 Ford GT’s there are in Ontario? It had 4 miles on it when I drove it. Talk about a DREAM.

  3. Don’t ya just love these super rich people collectors cars? Something that will hide away in their private “collection”. only to come out when they decide to sell it to another super rich collector or when they die and it goes to yet, another auction. It’s just kind of a bummer when the multi-millionaires wanna play too, and they have tons of money at their disposal to throw around.. It always ruins it for the “average” guy.


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