there is a 2017 ford for sale in Bring a Trailer right now. That in itself is not so special. There have been dozens of second generation GT for sale on the website. However, there is one thing that sets this liquid blue GT apart: it has over 50,000 miles on the clock.
That’s huge for a vehicle of this type, as you may have imagined. In fact, that’s an average of around 10,000 miles per year. Someone drove this thing practically every day for five years. Those damn rocks.
There’s no way to know the average mileage on one of these cars, but it’s a safe bet to say it’s probably a fraction of what this owner put on his GT. They seem to be one of the few people who actually did what Ford hoped would happen with cars: get used to it.
The company was so keen on the notion of its cars not just staying for collectors, that it implemented a pretty aggressive anti-tip contract that required buyers to keep their cars for at least two years before selling them. In fact, Ford even sued John Cena for trying to flip his GT. Besides that, the Blue Oval pulled a Ferrari, and even hand-selected Who would get the cars. You had to send a video request and everything. It was pretty wild.
Anyway, back to our lovely 50,000 mile GT. Ford clearly picked the right buyer when it came to this example. The pictures on the listing aren’t the greatest, but it seems to be well taken care of despite the high-for-this-type-of-car mileage.
In fact, the only bit of strangeness on the whole car is the two leather patches on the 10 and 2 of the steering wheel that cover the wheel’s alcantara finish.
The owner also added “Ford Racing” decals under the butterfly doors that are visible when they’re opened. It’s a boomer move, but I guess it’s sort of par for the course.
The rest of the car is fairly neat and tidy. The interior isn’t the cleanest, but it’s probably better than most 50,000 mile 2017 Ford products.
Oh, and as a fun little bonus: the current owner didn’t register their car in Montana, which means they probably paid taxes for it.
Mechanically, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo that pumps out 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox seems to be holding up rather well. Why wouldn’t they? At the end of the day, it’s a Ford.
It’ll be interesting to see where this GT ends up in terms of a sale price. So far, 2nd generation 33 GThas been included in Bring a Trailer. The ones that have been sold have gone for between $825,000 and $1.3 million. Obviously, the median price has risen since the recent car price bubble formed.
This particular GT had an MSRP of $485,250 when new in 2017. As of this article’s publication date, the sale is $350,000 with eight days to go. Good luck. Buy this Ford GT and enjoy it as much as its first owner did.