You probably haven’t seen many Ford GTs on the road. Just over 4,000 were made, and most were destined for private collections in faraway countries. Yet there’s an even rarer model that you may not even have heard of.
The Ford GTX1 is the version for you if you’re too tall to fit in a standard GT. First shown as a concept at the SEMA auto show in 2005, the limited-run GTX1 was a convertible version with a T-bar roof and removable panels. Ford contracted Genaddi Design Group to sufficiently strengthen the cars and turn them into convertibles, and it’s reported that only 30 GTX1s were made.
This one – number 24 – is unique. It’s the only one with this black and gold livery, has smoked headlights and tail-lights and features some very high-profile signatures on the engine bay. If you know your motorsport, you’ll know Carroll Shelby, Roger Penske, Edsel Ford, Tony Kanaan and Dan Gurney. It’s also one of only three cars with a larger luggage section, so you could use it every day if you really wanted to!
And with the same 550hp 5.4-litre supercharged V8 as the standard GT, you’ll want to drive it as much as possible. Of course, the GTX1 has the added benefit of a removable roof, so you’ll be able to enjoy it even more!
The open roof does mean that people will be able to see your black and gold interior, which might not be for everyone.
This amazing Ford GTX1 is coming up for sale next month at an auction in Monterey, California. It’s one of those where if you need to know the price, you can’t afford it. But the last time one of these rare beasts came up for up sale, it went under the hammer for $540,000.
What do you think? Do you love it or hate it?