The first legally resold Ford GT went under the hammer for a triple price

The first legally resold Ford GT went under the hammer for a triple price

October 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Supercar brought auction house Barrett-Jackson $ 1.5 million

At an auction in Las Vegas, the Ford GT supercar was legally resold for the first time after the end of a two-year embargo from the manufacturer. The car went under the hammer three times more expensive than the factory price tag – for one and a half million dollars.

At the auction, a limited modification of the Heritage Edition 66 sports car was presented in livery, which was copied from the legendary GT40, which brought the company the first victory in the Le Mans 24 hour race. The supercar held the title of winner for four years.

Ford is very jealous of the GT supercar – a car could only be bought after several stages of interviews with the brand’s management, and to reduce the risk of speculation, Ford forced all owners to sign an agreement according to which they cannot resell the sports car for two years.

In January of this year, the Mecum auction house violated the ban of the automaker and resold one of their supercars, which at that time was in the hands of the owner for only a year. The car then brought even more money, it paid $ 1.8 million, but the next day after the transaction, Mecum received a lawsuit from Ford.

After several trials, the auction house was ordered to pay a fine – its size was not disclosed, but most likely it at least nullified the proceeds from the sale of a sports car. In addition, the court banned Mecum from working with GT supercars before the moratorium on sales expired. The supercar was introduced in 2015, and a year later they launched mass production. The engine compartment has a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine from the EcoBoost family. Its power reaches 655 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque.