• May 20, 2010
Ford GTX1 Prototype – Click above for image gallery

The Ford GTX1 Prototype – as in, the car claimed to be the first GTX1 built – in its blemish-free debut color, Valencia Orange with Tungsten stripes, is being offered for sale on eBay. This car was to become a limited-run evolution of the Ford GT built by the Gennadi Design Group, the same folks who built the prototype. Gennadi planned to build 600: one hundred SEMA show cars, five hundred customer cars. That didn't happen, and only 100 ever made it to the road.

According to the seller, this very first GTX1 was created from the second Ford GT built in 2005, sold to Gennadi, who built it, and Gennadi sold it to its current owner in Atlanta. Recent dyno results paint a picture with 626 horsepower and 585 foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels, which should keep you in the game even five years on.

At the time of writing, there are no takers on the opening bid stands at $300,000. If your well heeled fancy is being tickled, though, you can save yourself some time and click on the Buy It Now price of $525,000. Those not in the market can have less expensive fun in the gallery of high-res photos below, as well as the video after the jump in which one Jeremy Clarkson flogs this exact car (ProTip: fast-forward to 3:30). Top tip, Kip!



[Source: eBay Motors]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Check out the car and driver lightning lap results. Time around the Virginia International Raceway.

      Viper SRT10 ACR - 2:48.6
      Corvette ZR1 - 2:51.8
      Ford GT - 3:00.7

      • 4 Years Ago
      Be very aware of this car! It may look good, but Gennadi used to be near where I work, and they have a horrible reputation. I've seen it myself. The cars are kept uncovered while others are being built around it, and disguised fiberglass was often substituted for the advertised carbon fiber. The guy who owns the place would take peoples' Ferrari's and Ford GTs to chop the top off and never return them. Lots of the materials were substituted for lower-quality pieces. The prototype was 30 days behind track because it was constantly flexing and they had to do a cheap fix! Do not buy this car!

      Nice looking, though...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have always been a Chevy and Corvette fan when it comes to domestics but I would take a Ford GT over anything else. But I'd rather have the roof on mine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Having spent more time in this car than the current owner, I have to say it is an amazing ride... Really makes the car more useable and inviting..

      Buyer beware, though.... This car was purchased through Ford for $1 - as this was not a production GT, I am not aware that it is even allowed to be resold/titled...

        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm curious how the seller got a Wisconsin License Plate, because it's my understanding that most prototypes do not have valid VINs... however, this probably started out as a Regular GT, then got the loads of mods done..

        The car looks absolutely awesome! However... those holes all over the seats look like they would be a little uncomfortable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      These things are only good for top speed runs. If u get a chance to see one up close, check out the engine bay. There are grinding and sanding marks all over the frame. Horrible for a "high end" car
      • 4 Years Ago
      With all due respect, and I do respect everyone's opinion, there are some absolute misstatements in some of the comments above that simply are not true.

      I own the GTX1 Prototype and it has extensive documentation including a clear chain of State Titles from Ford Motor Company in Michigan to Genaddi in Wisconsin to me in Georgia.

      The Ford GT, that would later become the Ford GTX1 Prototype, was assembled on 6/1/2004 as # 2 of 2,022 Ford GT's built for the 2005 Model Year, and the # 1 Ford GT manufactured in Mark IV Red. Ford Engineer and Designer Kip Ewing designed the GTX1 Prototype and Kip and Ford Motor Company worked with Genaddi in the development and building of the GTX1 Prototype and its introduction to the public at the 2005 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on 11/1/2005.

      When I purchased the Prototype in late 2007, I already owned a GTX1 which was a conversion of a 2006 Ford GT. Neither of these cars, nor any of the other finished GTX1's I have personally seen, had any noticeable imperfections, and certainly not grinding and sanding marks anywhere, yet alone all over the frame.

      The GTX1 Prototype never had any "flexing" issues. In fact, the topless GTX1 Prototype has greater rigidity than standard Ford GT's which is one of the many reasons that Jeremy Clarkson remarked on his DVD while driving the GTX1 Prototype to its limits at Willow Springs Raceway, "it's sensational, really as good as anything I've ever driven!"

      The GTX1 Prototype has never had any cheap fixes. The only significant mechanical repair it has had was replacement of the original clutch at 53,000+ miles. I also had it re-painted at Altanta's premier auto paint shop, and it look's better in person than in the photographs.

      The Ford GTX1 Prototype is a masterpiece that dreams are made of. For anyone near Atlanta (Marietta), Georgia, I plan to drive it to The First Sunday of the Month Car Show on June 6th. Hope to see you there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone know which topgear episode or special that video clip is from? I'm drawing a blank.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It was a video done by Clarkson called "The good,the bad, and the ugly". Not Top Gear.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks! I have that video, it's just been a while since I've seen it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could Ford GT be the most beautiful supersport ever? (+1 from me)
      • 4 Years Ago
      5 years on and its still my favorite modern supercar.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh, yeah, absolutely. One of the sexiest cars I've ever seen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would LOVE to see this (or even the regular Ford GT) go head to head with the Corvette ZR1 and the Viper ACR (is asking for the ACR-X too much?:)!!! I love the Ford GT's sound and beautiful design!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Check out the car and driver lightning lap results. Time around the Virginia International Raceway.

        Viper SRT10 ACR - 2:48.6
        Corvette ZR1 - 2:51.8
        Ford GT - 3:00.7
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rock it in a heartbeat
      • 4 Years Ago
      "That didn't happen, and only 100 ever made it to the road."

      Try less than 1/2 that number......
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