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Click above for high-res gallery of Saleen's pre-pro Ford GT

The Ford GT went from concept to production in record time thanks to companies like ROUSH and Saleen that have niche manufacturing capabilities. Saleen handled the assembly of the GT in its 200,000-sq ft facility in Troy, MI, and whether it was part of the deal or just a thank you from Ford, Steve Saleen ended up owning a pre-production Ford GT, one of only nine built. There are some differences from the production version, including a 4.6-liter Mustang Cobra V8 that has been bored out to 5.4-liters, as well as a unique supercharger system made specifically for the car. The bad news is that its pre-production status means it can't be registered as a street legal vehicle, so this Ford GT will most likely be relegated to a collector's garage.


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      everet
      • 6 Years Ago
      it is obvious why ford is in financial trouble.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love how AOL's headline is "Unsafe Ford looks like a missile". That thing is so awesome, though. I'm a girl and I like cars. Most guys think I'm weird, but they interest me. Just like jets do. If you;ve never been to the National Airforce Museum, I'd recommend it! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I had the same wiper stalk in my Focus.

      Alas, thats probably as close as I'm going to get...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why in God's name would he sell that? It's probably appreciating in value as we speak.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably for the reason they noted - It's not able to be registered.

        However, Jay Leno has many cars that are one off vehicles and he drives them....so I'm betting you can get anything registered if you try hard enough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        *FLAME BAIT WARNING* Given the production Ford GT's service record I'm sure he's selling it requires constant trips to the garage and no Ford dealer will honor his warranty.

        ;) Had to be said.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why are they saying the car can't be registered? I have a car in my garage that looks very similar to that one and there is no law that keeps me from registering my kit car. Ever been to the Knott's Berry Farm or Carlisle kit car shows? Non-production GT-40's and GT-40 clones all over the place and every one registered and legal on the street. Why do I think that whoever said that this car can't be registered is full of ... prunes. Gimme that car and watch while I get the State to assign a VIN number for it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is exactly what I thought. I would think pre-production would be worth more in the grand scheme of things.

        It can't be registered? So what. People don't buy #001 cars to drive them, let alone pre-production cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cars usually aren't good investments. However, the Ford GT is one that will bring good money over time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FORD=FAST ON RACE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seriously.... it's basicly a one off piece of automotive history.
      • 6 Years Ago
      interesting that the only motor plates they had were some cobra engine plates. This wasn't the case for the production rigs was it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, the production one had bespoke engine plates.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dude, it's totally the Mach 5.

      Go, Speed Racer, go!
      Michael
      • 6 Years Ago
      and aol wonders why ford dosen't spend alot of advertising with them. Unsafe is a very poor way of stating this article.
      • 6 Years Ago
      more american junk.....
      heather
      • 6 Years Ago
      ooooooohhhhhh neato
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