Sure. You could spend around $300,000 on a series production Ford GT, or you could have this, the first Ford GT prototype to move under its own power. Exotic Classics, a high-end car dealer on Long Island, is selling what it claims is the .
VIN number? 004. Price? Considering the of regular production GTs, this is likely of the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" variety.
This GT is called Confirmation Prototype-1, or CP-1. The Red, White and Blue GT prototypes that made their debut in 2003 were non-runners, only intended for auto show display. This car is the first to be fitted with a working interior and drivetrain.
While CP-1 looks very much like a production GT, there are a few key details that set this prototype apart. Most notable is a carbon-fiber engine cover, which at a cost of nearly $45,000, was deemed too expensive for series production.
The airbags are from a Mustang, as indicated by the airbag cover on the steering wheel, and hilariously, the steering column is from a Windstar minivan. Interestingly, there are quick release valves for the fuel tank so engineers could quickly change fuel grade during testing.
Even though this GT has a supercharged V8 like the production GT, Ford installed an engine chip that limits CP-1 to 5 mph prior to its 2008 sale. Otherwise, the car is fully functional and it has a 17-digit VIN.
CP-1 also wears some very important signatures, notably those of Caroll Shelby, Bill Ford and GT designer Camillo Pardo.
For a GT collector or fan, this might very well be the ultimate car. It's an incredible piece of the GT's history.