Evaluation: One of 343 Heritage Edition GTs, which have become a regular sight at Mecum auctions. Another regular sight is a low odometer reading on a GT, in this case just 250.
Bottom Line: The 2005-06 Ford GT’s original $150,000 base price is pretty much irrelevant now since it became a collectible car very quickly, to the point that any GT with more than a couple thousand ticks on the odometer is “high mileage.” This one isn’t uniquely clean, then, but it is well-optioned and it hasn’t been to auction before.
It was ambitiously estimated, but modern exotic cars have been selling well recently and so much money was being plonked down in Kissimmee this year that this $715,000 final price was only mildly surprising. The only shame is that, with just 250 miles on the odometer, the new owner won’t be able to enjoy the 550hp and a 6-speed stick very much without feeling guilty.