On Saturday, a pre-production Ford GT was auctioned off that was owned by the sports car tuner Steve Saleen. The Ford GT isn’t exactly a daily driver, nor will you see them every where you go, this super car is a limited edition. Furthermore, there are a number of reasons this auction is unique and will be a one of a one of a kind.
1. It’s a Ford GT.
These super cars retailed for around $150,000 and because of their very limited production, usually sold for much higher than that. They are a super charged 5.4 liter, light weight monster, built with the latest technology and a worthy super car name wearing Ford.
2. The Ford GT was owned by Steve Saleen.
You know, the guy who designed the S7 supercar, Saleen F-150’s, Mustangs, and pretty much any other Ford product he could get his hands on. Usually known for their sharp graphic packages and a nack for handling better than cars twice the cost. Steve Saleen is a legend and anything he has owned or placed his autograph on will be worth many times more than the items original value.
3. This Ford GT was A Prototype/Pre Production Model
That’s right, this car was given to Steve Saleen to drive before the GT’s were even being manufactured. Consider it a preview of what was to come, only, one person got to watch the clip. This makes the auction for this Ford GT even more rare and a sight to behold.
The 3 reasons above make this one of the most intriguing auctions ever and an awesome buy for any car enthusiast. No doubt this Ford GT will be taken out of commission and find it’s way into a collectors museum or back in Ford’s museum garage.