2005 Ford GT Coupé Chassis no. 1FAFP90S25Y401284

2005 Ford GT Coupé Registration no. GT06 EWH Chassis no. 1FAFP90S25Y401284 •One of only 101 produced for the European market •Delivered new via Switzerland •UK registered since 2012 • Circa 12,700 miles from new •Freshly serviced and MoT'd for sale by marque specialists, GT101 Footnotes: The 'new generation' GT was developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Team Engineering department under the direction of John Coletti and Fred Goodnow. The prototype was released in 2002 in anticipations of Ford's 100th anniversary celebrations, with production commencing in late 2004. The composite body panels are unstressed, as on the original GT40 of the 1960's, but instead of the monocoque chassis construction used in the 1960s, SVT Engineering developed an all-new lightweight aluminium spaceframe combining extruded sections and panels. Doubling as fuel reservoirs, a pair of massive sills contributed much to the original's chassis stiffness, whereas the new 'GT40' relies on a centre-tunnel 'backbone' that greatly improves ease of entry and exit. The suspension design is an advance on the original's, consisting of unequal-length control arms and a pushrod/bell-crank system acting on horizontally mounted coil spring/damper units. Braking is handled by six-piston Alcon callipers with cross-drilled and ventilated discs all round. In defeating Ferrari's more highly stressed V12s, Ford proved that the traditional American V8 possessed all that was necessary to compete at the cutting edge of international endurance racing. A far cry from the simple pushrod units of the 1960s, the Ford GT's supercharged MOD 5.4-litre V8 produces 550bhp at 6,500rpm and 678Nm (500lb/ft) of torque at 3,750 revs; figures on a par with those of the 7.0-litre engine that won at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. The six-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox/transaxle uses ZF internals and was sourced from RBT Transmissions, whose founder Roy Butfoy had been a member of Ford's racing team at Le Mans. The interior features leather-upholstered Recaro bucket seats with aluminium ventilation grommets embedded into the panels. The instrument layout follows the original's, comprising analogue gauges and a large tachometer complemented by modern versions of the traditional toggle switches. Back in 1966, the Ford GT40 endurance racer became the first car to exceed 200mph along the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans. Matching that would be some achievement for the production road car, even allowing for nearly 40 years of technological progress... Tested for Motor Trend magazine by Indycar racing legend Bryan Herta, the Ford GT duly topped 200mph at Ford's Kingman test facility in Arizona, emphatically demonstrating that it was indeed worthy of that famous name. The GT also has stunning acceleration, sprinting from 0-100km/h in approximately 3.8 seconds. One of only 101 produced for the European market, this beautiful example was ordered by Monaco resident Mr Gabriel Cadringher, who was the FIA's technical delegate and had various involvements in motor sport. It was one of only seven cars ordered through Ford of France and was supplied via the Swiss Ford dealer Grimm in Geneva, one of only three European dealers involved in the delivery programme. The original specification included Midnight Blue paintwork with white top stripes and standard six-spoke wheels, which have subsequently been upgraded to the optional BBS lightweight wheels. As with all 101 European GTs, there were no further specification options available. DVLA records show that the car was first UK registered on 1st February 2012. The service book and associated invoices record the following: Service at 4,700 miles - Grimm, Geneva, Switzerland 12/12/06 Service at 6,105 miles - USAdvance, Saint-André-de-la-Roche, France 21/01/11 (invoice only, no stamp) Service at 10,271 miles - Autopics, Russtington, UK 02/12/14 Service at 12,061 miles - Autopics, Russtington, UK 22/06/18 Service at W E Shepherd & Son, Byfleet, UK (mileage and date not listed) The following MoT certificates are on file also: 10/01/12 @ 8,207 miles 27/03/13 @ 9,117 miles 08/04/14 @ 9,757 miles 15/04/15 @ 10,424 miles 14/04/16 @ 10,921 miles 13/04/17 @ 11,401 miles 20/04/18 @ 11,862 miles 29/04/19 @ 12,478 miles Recently at 12,653 miles, the car was serviced by Dave Jones of GT101 (world renowned Ford GT specialists) and MoT'd prior to sale. Included in the sale are the original service book, owner's guide and leather wallet. Unusually, there is also a photograph album with the car that details the factory build process of this particular example. Please note that the registration number 'B4 BOP' is being retained and a new age-appropriate plate will be assigned to the car by the DVLA. Lot to be sold without reserve. For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com