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The 2003 Ford GT owned by GT Joey in Long Island

Discussion in 'GT40 & Ford GT' started by bitzman, Apr 1, 2014.

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    bitzman Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know, they only made the new Ford GT for '05-06 model years.
    Yet this story says that GT Joey has a 2003.


    Why the first Ford GT prototype lives in a Long Island garage | Motoramic - Yahoo Autos



    The story says he had to agree not to drive it at street speedsand Ford put a limiter on it. I don't see how they can enforce it. Is Ford gonna hire detectives to follow the owner when he takes it out on the road?
    Was this the show car with bundle of snakes exhaust, in stainless steel? The story doesn't show the engine. Weren't three of them made, one especially for Edsel Ford II? I recall during Ford's 2003 100 year celebration there were three Ford GTs that they said were "production cars."

    Anyhow I'd like to know who is gonna stop an owner from one of these 2003 models from changing the chip or whatever you have to do to take off the limiter. And wouldn't these three be the most valuable new generation Ford GTs eventually? (but not if you can only drive them at 5 mph...)
     
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    The specs on the pre-production Ford GTs sold in 2008 out of Shelby Las Vegas

    I found out there was an auction of
    three Pre-Production Ford GT's at
    SAI in Las Vegas in 2008 and some of the buyers were at the Ford GT Rally 3. Here's some facts on the cars:
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    "CP1":
    VIN: 1FAFP90SX4Y400004
    Color: Black - no racing stripe, silver side stripe
    Odometer: Unknown
    J1,J2,J3 were 4Y400001, 2, and 3 respectively - this is the first
    engineering unit after the centennial cars
    First CP (Confirmation Prototype) to be built which means it was the
    first fully representative prototype with full powertrain, body, and
    interior in the program - the "first full test vehicle"
    The emission program was the critical path for the entire program -
    which is why it was the first one built
    Used exclusively for Emissions Certification Testing
    * Has considerable content that never made it to production (not a
    complete list):
    Aluminum splitter
    Matte vinyl interior
    Chrome shift knob
    Birdirectional (exposed weave) carbon clamshell inner panel
    Rockford Fosgate stereo
    Blue Multimatic Dampers
    Black engine valve covers
    Black supercharger
    Ford GT logo filler cap
    Aluminum Roof Panel
    Early prototype silver grommet seats
    * Still has emission lab test tail pipes on it and emissions feedgas
    panel on rocker
    * Emissions Lab Engine Hour Meter Installed: 180 hours (as of 8/21/2008)
    You read that right folks. This was the FIRST Ford GT built after the
    three Centennial cars. It's a 4Y4 car. That means you could own a 2004
    Ford GT!
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    "PB2-1"
    VIN: 1FAFP90SX5Y400045
    Color: Blue with White Stripes
    Odometer: 47,524 (as of 8/21/2008)
    Options: Forged BBS Wheels, McIntosh Stereo, Red Calipers
    First car in the PB2 pre production build (last pre production build
    before production)
    Vehicle's owner was Manufacturing and was used for mileage
    accumulation, manufacturing, and electrical prove-out
    After the vehicle successfully completed it's testing it was
    transferred to Product Development (SVT)
    For the brief amount of time that a MkII follow on program was in the
    planning stages, it was used as the program vehicle
    The vehicle still has a prototype small pulley for increased
    supercharger boost (this pulley eventually became the Ford Racing
    Pulley)
    The vehicle still has exhaust manifold heat shields printed with "Mark
    II" visible when the clamshell is opened
    Vehicle has "Ford GT" logo fuel filler cap
    As previously mentioned, this is the vehicle they initially used while
    planning the development of a Ford GT Mark II!

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    "PB1-1" - The Nardo Car
    * VIN: 1FAFP90S25Y400037
    Color: Yellow with Black Stripes
    Odometer: 37,886 (as of 8/21/2008)
    Options: Forged BBS Wheels, McIntosh Stereo, Red Calipers
    First vehicle in the PB1 pre production build
    1 of 2 vehicles (the other being CP15) to be taken to Europe for testing
    First car to certify top speed at 209.1 mph at Nardo, Italy
    Roll Cage
    Dual 5 point Sparco Racing Harnesses
    Development front cooling aerofoils
    First prototype vehicle to be driven by journalist in Europe (Cover of
    Top Gear July 2004)
    Vehicle used to support numerous track events
    Has SVT developed track alignment
    Vehicle used to develop Hoosier R6 track tire
    Roll Cage
    Dual 5 point Sparco Racing Harnesses
    Development front cooling aerofoils
    A/C Condenser removed for optimal cooling



    This was a charity event. The cars
    will were sold on a reserve set by SVT with proceeds above reserve to
    the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital Charity. (Loma Linda is a great university by the way in Redlands, CA)
    I’m curious what they sold for. I heard one bid of $135,000. And also how long do you have to keep the limiter on it that keeps it at a top speed of 5 mph. And what model year can they be registered as?
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