In the Market for a Ford GT Again


Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
Good luck finding carbon fiber anything.
That is an interesting and surprising statement.....why is there no availability? It isn't particularly difficult, the car isn't particularly rare (there are CF parts available for my Diablo, which is less than 200 cars worldwide). I spoke with this company awhile back about more Diablo CF stuff...at the time they said they would do anything, I'll call them.
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Dec 14, 2019
181
Issaquah
You could dip the parts you want CF in a CF dip for the look.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
congrats on the purchase.. sounds like you made the right decision and with these cars ,there are no worries with higher milage...

Im also in houston looking forward to see the car at some of the events around town..

welcome to the forum.
Thanks, are there any GT-only events? I'm so over the zoo that is cars and coffee, and all of the nice smaller West side shows have shut down. I haven't taken the Diablo anywhere in over 2 years.
 

soroush

Ford Gt Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 8, 2007
5,198
Thanks, are there any GT-only events? I'm so over the zoo that is cars and coffee, and all of the nice smaller West side shows have shut down. I haven't taken the Diablo anywhere in over 2 years.
totally agree with you, I have not taken a car to the "zoo" for a few years now, if I ever go Ill just go in my daily and park far and go and see the cars... as far as GT only shows... not that I know of.. unless we just make one up ourselves.. most of the gt guys in houston are on this forum... one of the spots I like to hit up from time to time is ottos BBQ in stafford its usually a older classic car meet although sometimes some newer cars can be there as well.. but generally its a good small crowed of real car people.... I wont be there today but its usually on saturday nights around 6pm to about 9pm.. From time to time you can find tiago another forum member, there with his tungsten car.

if you already got the car i believe it is customary to post some pics :)
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
totally agree with you, I have not taken a car to the "zoo" for a few years now, if I ever go Ill just go in my daily and park far and go and see the cars... as far as GT only shows... not that I know of.. unless we just make one up ourselves.. most of the gt guys in houston are on this forum... one of the spots I like to hit up from time to time is ottos BBQ in stafford its usually a older classic car meet although sometimes some newer cars can be there as well.. but generally its a good small crowed of real car people.... I wont be there today but its usually on saturday nights around 6pm to about 9pm.. From time to time you can find tiago another forum member, there with his tungsten car.

if you already got the car i believe it is customary to post some pics :)
I've asked for the ability to post pictures in this thread, but no go so far......the best I can do is this link:


Sounds like we need a club of some sort here in town.
 

bonehead

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 18, 2012
2,777
Houston, TX
Congrats John. Glad you found a solid driver.
Thankfully, Memorial City C&C is no more. I would go a few times a year but it was always a clusterf*ck. The fact I kept going back shows how smart I am🙄
Lots of smaller car gatherings around town. Just went to one yesterday after I managed to get my car started😫
Let me know when the car is all buttoned up. Would love to see it.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
Hey Ed, read your posts on the battery / ground situation.

I was just over on the C&C Facebook page, other than the suspension until April, I haven't seen where the event has been scuttled permanently. Of course I won't be heart broken if they did. It was once a nice calm event up at Vintage Park circa 2012. I have only been to Memorial City 2-3 times (without my Diablo of course) and thought it was a waste of time.

Do you have a calendar for these small gatherings?
 

bonehead

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 18, 2012
2,777
Houston, TX
C&C organizers have other events, but to my knowledge, Memorial City is dead. The Woodlands meet up that they organize is a lot better than C&C. Much smaller and no idiots with Mustangs and Camaros.
No calendar of events I’m aware of and nothing GT specific. Just gatherings I hear about word of mouth or on FB.
 
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2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
I think these guys still do CF for the FGT

 
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Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
I think these guys still do CF for the FGT

Thanks, I would like a couple of pieces on their site.
 

nautoncall

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 6, 2014
1,033
I think these guys still do CF for the FGT

Yes, I have the whole kit on my car. It looks great.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
Yes, I have the whole kit on my car. It looks great.
Keep us posted, I am thinking of doing some as well.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
As I previously posted, I first started looking at FGTs in 2012. I charted prices for about 6 months before I decided to buy a Diablo instead. Here is the pricing from 2012:

FORD GT JULY 2012
PRICE LIMIT $170K
Year Miles(k) Price (k) Ext Color Int color Where car was located
'05 8 169 WHT BLK FISKER SILICON VALLEY CARS
'05 15 169 RED BLK JORDAN CARS SAN ANTONIO CARS
'05 10 156 RED BLK CARSOURCE BURBANK IL CARS
'06 9 157 SVR BLK PRIVATE BRADENTON FL AUTOTRADER
'05 8 159 WHT AUTODYNAMICS HOUSTON- accident AUTOTRADER
'05 3 140 WHT PRIVATE ELY MN AUTOTRADER
'06 11 128 BLK PRIVATE HORTONVILLE WI - ACCIDENT, MODIFIED
'05 13 160 BLU BLK GILBAUM - BELLAIRE TX EBAY
'05 13 170 BLU 970 AREA CODE - MODIFIED DUPONT
'05 56 135 BLU BLK VINCENT - MANHATTAN BCH CA -MODIFIED DUPONT

FORD GT NOV 2012
PRICE RANGE $190K-210K

'06 1 209 RED 4 OPT MARINO PERF - WEST PALM FL AUTOTRADER
'05 1 200 RED 4 OPT BRICKELL - MIAMI
'05 2 195 RED 4 OPT MARINO PERF - WEST PALM FL
'05 3 200 WHT ??? SUNSHINE FORD - NY
'06 2 200 RED 4 OPT CHICAGO MOTOR
'06 6 190 RED 4 OPT MILNE FORD - MI
'06 7 179 RED ??? ROBERSON FORD - OR
'05 1 210 BLU ??? SHELBY CARS
'05 6 186 BLU 2 OPT SHELBY
'06 5 180 RED 4 OPT SHELBY
'05 4 168 RED ??? FERRARI NEWPORT BCH

This must have been right around the low point price-wise.
 

RPM217

2005 white/blue stripe
Jun 18, 2010
1,515
Rye Brook, New York
As I previously posted, I first started looking at FGTs in 2012. I charted prices for about 6 months before I decided to buy a Diablo instead. Here is the pricing from 2012:

FORD GT JULY 2012
PRICE LIMIT $170K
Year Miles(k) Price (k) Ext Color Int color Where car was located
'05 8 169 WHT BLK FISKER SILICON VALLEY CARS
'05 15 169 RED BLK JORDAN CARS SAN ANTONIO CARS
'05 10 156 RED BLK CARSOURCE BURBANK IL CARS
'06 9 157 SVR BLK PRIVATE BRADENTON FL AUTOTRADER
'05 8 159 WHT AUTODYNAMICS HOUSTON- accident AUTOTRADER
'05 3 140 WHT PRIVATE ELY MN AUTOTRADER
'06 11 128 BLK PRIVATE HORTONVILLE WI - ACCIDENT, MODIFIED
'05 13 160 BLU BLK GILBAUM - BELLAIRE TX EBAY
'05 13 170 BLU 970 AREA CODE - MODIFIED DUPONT
'05 56 135 BLU BLK VINCENT - MANHATTAN BCH CA -MODIFIED DUPONT

FORD GT NOV 2012
PRICE RANGE $190K-210K

'06 1 209 RED 4 OPT MARINO PERF - WEST PALM FL AUTOTRADER
'05 1 200 RED 4 OPT BRICKELL - MIAMI
'05 2 195 RED 4 OPT MARINO PERF - WEST PALM FL
'05 3 200 WHT ??? SUNSHINE FORD - NY
'06 2 200 RED 4 OPT CHICAGO MOTOR
'06 6 190 RED 4 OPT MILNE FORD - MI
'06 7 179 RED ??? ROBERSON FORD - OR
'05 1 210 BLU ??? SHELBY CARS
'05 6 186 BLU 2 OPT SHELBY
'06 5 180 RED 4 OPT SHELBY
'05 4 168 RED ??? FERRARI NEWPORT BCH

This must have been right around the low point price-wise.
The 05, 3,200 mile White at Sunshine Ford, now has about 15,000 miles, ask me how I know!!!!
 
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Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
The 05, 3,200 mile White at Sunshine Ford, now has about 15,000 miles, ask me how I know!!!!
The way to read it (since the columns messed up) is a 3k mile cars they were asking $200k for....did you buy it at that time, or later?
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,355
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
And yours truly bought the red 2006 car from Shelby in Dec 2012 😀
 
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Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
Very cool a couple of these cars were bought by guys here from these ads 8+ years ago.
 
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RPM217

2005 white/blue stripe
Jun 18, 2010
1,515
Rye Brook, New York
The way to read it (since the columns messed up) is a 3k mile cars they were asking $200k for....did you buy it at that time, or later?
I bought it at that time, had Rich (GT GUY) come out and inspect the car. It was the personal car, of the owner of Sunshine Ford. The A/C compressor was leaking, the power steering pump was leaking, all 4 shocks were leaking, the front and rear struts (frunk and clamshell) were shot, the tires were the originals, and he wouldn't budge a nickel from the asking price. He did promise me, he'd get me all the parts I wanted, at his cost (which he did). Rich still thought the car was good, so I bought it. I shipped it out to Rich, he fixed all the known defects, put in the short shift, his cross pipe, smaller pulley and tune, lowered it, and a few other things (changed the gauges, that were all working, and are now put away), and I've been enjoying the car ever since.
 

Tomcat

GT Owner
May 23, 2013
937
North Carolina & Perdido Key
I bought it at that time...and I've been enjoying the car ever since.
I can attest to this statement!
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
I was able to locate almost a complete set of CF interior pieces, and I can get them installed after I pay off the 2nd mortgage it took to buy them...LOL. Thanks John G...

They are pictured here:

 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
263
Houston Texas
My car has been in the shop for almost 6 weeks now.....found out the radiator itself does not need replacing, just the stuff in front of it (car bumped a curb a decade ago, and the then-owner didn't replace anything other than the cracked bumper because the damage was really minor but over time got weepy).

The other good news was the car is really solid mechanically.
 
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