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Autotrader Find: 2005 Ford GT With 2.6 Original Miles

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author photo by Doug DeMuro January 2017

Today's Autotrader Find is one of the most unusual and unique listings I've ever shared with you: a 2005 Ford GT with 2.6 original miles. Just to be clear, I don't mean 26 original miles. I mean this car has gone two point six miles... in twelve years.

A brief overview: The Ford GT originally debuted for the 2005 model year with a sticker price of something like $160,000. The initial thinking was that they had been overproduced, so they didn't sell very well, and they lost value -- at first. Then, people started to realize how cool they look, and how wonderfully they drive -- and now here we are, 10 years later. This one is offered for $465,000. And it has 2.6 miles on it.

How did it get 2.6 miles? Well, it was probably driven a little bit at the factory once it came off the assembly line -- at least long enough to load it onto a truck. But that's where it stopped: The listing says the first owner had the dealer do a courtesy delivery to his home, and that original owner even refused dealer prep -- meaning all the manufacturing decals remain on the windshield, the plastic is still on the seats, and most items on this car have never once been used. There's even a little plastic cover over the "FORD GT" logo on the steering wheel.

Enthusiasts will argue all day over whether this sort of thing is acceptable and cool or a waste of an exotic car -- but I have to admit it's kind of cool to see this thing in true "time-capsule" form. Then again, most Ford GTs remain in time-capsule condition. Once the values started going up, most owners stopped driving them -- and the result is that the vast majority of Ford GTs on sale today have fewer than 4,000 miles on the odometer.

But when it comes to "miles on the odometer," this one is the reigning king -- and it likely won't be getting any additional miles anytime soon. It's listed for $465,000, the kind of huge premium that would only be paid by a collector who wants to keep this car pristine. And the seller -- My Auto Connection in Houston -- says it's transported around the shop on dollies.

Say what you will, but one thing's for sure: This is as close to a brand-new Ford GT as you'll ever see.

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