Brand new 2005 Ford GT is now worth a ridiculous amount of money
In the age of hybridisation, turbocharging, and multiple clutches, the idea of a 5.4L supercharged V8 supercar sending its 550bhp to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox sounds archaic, yet utterly delicious. But back in 2005, that’s precisely what Ford were selling in the form of the GT. The price you’d have to pay for this back in the day was around $150,000. Now however, for exactly the same 2005 car, you have to pay 3 times that.
For sale at Hawk Ford of St. Charles in Illinois is this beautiful red Ford GT. What makes this particular car special however is the fact that it’s only got 104 miles on the clock from birth. Displayed in the dealership, yet never sold, this is a 2005 Ford GT that’s essentially brand new. And with that comes a price tag more in keeping with the modern GT.
If you wanted to buy this car right now, you’d have to write out a cheque for $449,000!! While that may be expensive for what it is, bear in mind, this GT probably isn’t going to be purchased for the sum of its components - it’s going to be snapped up for someone looking for an investment opportunity.
As valuable as it is now, just imagine how much it’s going to be worth when the echoes of internal combustion have fled the earth. Even in 5 or 10 years from now, it will be worth quite a bit more than it is currently. So, if you’d like to invest in an old supercar, better head on down to Illinois; there’s a Ford with your name on it.
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