• Aug 12, 2010
Steve Saleen's Ford GT Prototype – Click above for image gallery

Steve Saleen has apparently gotten it in his mind to auction off his personal Ford GT. While we're not exactly ones to go all star-crossed over a vehicle's ownership history, this particular car is more than a plain vanilla GT with Saleen's name on the title. In fact, the car was never titled at all because it's the fifth of nine prototype vehicles built before GT production got off of the ground in 2005. The car started life dipped in yellow, but received the blue on white treatment at some later point in history.

If the paint doesn't do anything for you, the fact that the car reportedly wears a hand-built twin-screw supercharger should. Supposedly, Saleen's GT was the only of the nine prototypes to receive the blessing of forced induction. The car currently has 4,000 miles on the odometer thanks to a lengthy stint in PR and a few movie appearances in the likes of The Fast and the Furious and Rocky Balboa – that's got to be worth something, right?

If Saleen's supercar sounds like something you wouldn't mind sticking in the garage, you'll need to check out the Russo and Steele auction at Monterey this weekend.



[Source: Russo and Steele via Automobile]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      So for us poor soles down under, can anybody tell us how much it got sold for?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nobody was arguing that fact. I think they were trying to say that most all of the PRE production mules were naturally aspirated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if it still has the front A-arms that were made of that new steel pressing processes that they later stopped using because they kept snapping. I guess it falls under the recall if it does - I hope.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it's a prototype, it probably cannot be registered for street use, right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, that is kind of a downer, isn't it?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's possible, but a huge pain. The only problem I think would be emissions. Hopefully safety can be bypassed

        Or you can dis- and reassemble it and register it as a kit car
      • 4 Years Ago
      That being the only supercharged pre-production is incorrect. I've personally been inside #3 (if I remember right) and there was no question about a blower sitting behind your head. In fact, here is a picture of the hatch looking in at the blower.

      http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/Brook32v/Random%20cars/img022.jpg?t=1281723707
      • 4 Years Ago
      SICK.
        Lar7789789
        • 4 Years Ago
        didn't the Ford GT start production in late 2003 and was available as a 2004 model
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Ford GT is one of my personal all time favourite cars.
      Al.O.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn I love GT's wish I had the coin to get one :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who redacted the value in the letter?