At fewer than three miles, this 2005 Ford GT may be the least-driven of any of the 2,027 cars built in that first year of production. As part of the GT’s introduction, Ford dealers were invited to enter an allocation lottery, and in March, 2004, David Holt, dealer principal of Dave Holt Ford-Mercury in Hudson, Wisconsin received a letter from Ford president Steve Lyon informing him that he had won allocation of a new model year 2005 GT. “The new Ford GT is ‘the pace car for an entire company’”,
Lyons wrote. “It is a symbol of our ability to design and build world-class cars…It is also a reward for our dealers and customers – many of whom have been waiting their entire lives for Ford to build such a car.” Lyons’ words pointed directly to the fact that for generations of fans, Ford’s original GT40 had come to occupy a special place in racing history, and the new GT was the answer to their dreams.
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