The first prototype of the Ford GT is heading to auction

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The first prototype of the Ford GT is heading to auction

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The Ford CP-1, the first fully functional prototype of the first-generation of the Ford GT, will be auctioned by Russo and Steele in January at Arizona. The car is in an excellent condition and it has been used mainly as a showcar and it is not road legal.

The first prototype of the Ford GT is heading to auction




Ford even chose to restrict the top speed of this GT to 5 mph, to make sure that no accidents will happen. Ford had the car in their possession until 2008, when a collector bought it from them for an undisclosed amount. Unlike the production Ford GT, the rear of the CP-1 is made from carbon. Ford later realized that the carbon back would cost $45,000 per car and replaced it by aluminum.

Finally the car has 13 signatures of important personalities of Ford, such as Carroll Shelby, Bill Ford, Camillo Pardo and Fred Goodnow on its rear.