Another completely destroyed car is being sold at Copart’s online auction. Previously, the pile of charred metal was a 2005 Ford GT, which would have cost about $ 239,000 if it were new. How much the seller plans to bail out his remains is unknown – the initial rate is not specified.
The lot information indicates that the Ford GT rolled off the assembly line in black and was powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower. The motor was combined with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
Copart states that the main damage to the American supercar was caused by a fire. However, it is difficult to argue that the matter was limited to fire: in the photographs, what remains of the two-door looks too distorted.
A serious accident could have led Ford to such a sad end, the reasons for which lie in the excessive traction sent to the rear wheels, suggests The Drive. This feature of the Ford GT even became the reason for a lawsuit filed by the brother of actress Salma Hayek, who crashed his sister’s supercar and claimed that the model oversteer led to the accident.
In November last year, Moray Callum, the designer who developed the appearance of the second generation supercar, decided to get rid of his copy of the Ford GT. The 2017 car with a red body and white leather interior has already gone under the hammer, but the price is unknown – it was disclosed only to potential buyers.