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2004 Ford GT to be sold at Barrett Jackson Northeast auction June 24-25th, prototype

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  1. bitzman

    bitzman Well-Known Member

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    They didn't say how many prototypes were made, three at least for development, not counting the ones built on kit car chassis, not counting the three for the 100th anniversary. Anyway this one is going to come with a device to limit its top speed to
    5 mph. If that's a chip, can't that be changed in seconds? I wonder if the DMV computer in whatever state the buyer lives will kick it back saying "that model didn't exist in 2004." of course if it's bought as a race car, won't make any difference.
  2. rshelby

    rshelby ShelbyForums Admin Staff Member

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    Re: 2004 Ford GT to be sold at Barrett Jackson Northeast auction June 24-25th, proto

    VIN 1FAFP90S04Y400004
    Exterior Color BLACK
    Interior Color BLACK
    Cylinders 8
    Engine Size 5.4
    Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL

    Lot #654 - This Ford GT prototype is a piece of automotive history with known provenance that cannot be duplicated. CP-1 (or Confirmation Prototype 1) is the first fully functional Ford GT prototype built in 2003 as part of the development phase. The preceding red, white and blue centennial prototypes were non-runners built for exhibition only and currently reside in the Ford Museum. This car, with VIN #004, was the first prototype fitted with a full drivetrain and interior. CP-1 is offered with factory Build Sheet documentation, and remains fitted with test connections and monitoring equipment used in road and Emissions Certification testing. The car is autographed by 13 members of the original GT design team, including Carroll Shelby, Bill Ford, GT Chief Designer Camillo Pardo and GT Chief Design Engineer Fred Goodnow. In 2008 CP-1 was purchased from Ford by a respected GT collector and author of the definitive book on the reborn Ford GT. CP1's originality is perhaps what makes the car so tantalizing to Ford enthusiasts. The body and engine compartment feature an array of non-standard components and many design features that are exclusive to this prototype, such as the airbags, which are Mustang components, and the steering column from a Ford Windstar. The cool silver trim rings on the seats didn't make it to production, the striking Camillo-designed all-aluminum headliner was replaced in production by a more traditional sound-padded roof and a note scrawled in marker on the center console ominously instructs test drivers to "push red button to start" the rear-mounted V8 engine. On the exterior, the right quarter-panel features two quick-release valves connected to the fuel tank that aid in swift changes of fuel grades. Extending beyond the rear bumper is a set of experimental exhaust pipes connected by a "sniffer pipe" that helped engineers determine accurate emissions output during the test phase. The engine compartment on CP-1 is fitted with a carbon-fiber rear clamshell that dramatically reduced curb weight. However, when Ford executives learned that each clamshell would cost approximately $45,000 to produce, the idea was scrapped in favor of a more traditional and far less-expensive aluminum tub. The motor has a prominent black supercharger and valve covers, which were replaced in production by a silver blower and traditional Ford blue valve covers. While CP-1 has a fully functional powertrain and the car has a 17-digit VIN, prior to the sale in 2008 Ford engineers installed a chip in the engine to limit top speed to 5 mph. 6-speed manual transmission. **FOR DISPLAY ONLY; SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY; NOT STREET LEGAL; BUYER IS REQUIRED TO SIGN EQUIPMENT SALE ACKNOWLEDGMENT (OR SIMILAR AGREEMENT) WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY, WHICH MAY RESTRICT FUTURE TRANSFER OF VEHICLE.**

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