Photos of the day we bought our Ford GT's.


EasyEric

GT Owner
Mar 6, 2006
352
Florida and Georgia USA
What's your VIN? I don't see the "band aids" covering the clam shell's upper right and left seams, which I thought were only on early VINs. Maybe not all cars got them / needed them :unsure:
VIN is 1712.

I believe my car was built in August of 2005.
 

Shawn

GT Owner
Nov 27, 2018
62
PA
Recall the "drive around the block" to check things out. Ended up in the neighboring State before I turned around.
 

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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
909
Gainesville FL
Here is my GT being delivered on April 11, 2006. It was a brand new 2005 model with 20 miles on the odometer. It must be a an early build version because I have machined billet control arms on all 4 corners.



Hard to believe I've owned it for 14 years.
VIN is 1712.

I believe my car was built in August of 2005.
GTJoey's book, Ford GT 2005-2006: The Complete Owners Experience, refers to "Phase 1" the first batch of ~500 GTs where some have some issues, Phase 2 is '05 VINs ~500 to ~1,000 and Phase 3 is '05 VINs ~1,000 to 2,022 (which was the final '05) which is the group he calls the high-water mark of the entire 05 / 06 run, ie fewest parts issues and fitment problems, and build quality the highest.

So with yours being about the 1,700th GT built, and in GTJoey's Phase 3, I don't think yours is considered early, and actually you probably have one of the best ones 🍻 ... and that probably explains why I don't see the clam shell band aids (y)
 

EasyEric

GT Owner
Mar 6, 2006
352
Florida and Georgia USA
Thank you Extrap for the information and clarification.

It is always gratifying to learn additional tidbits about one's car!
 
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EasyEric

GT Owner
Mar 6, 2006
352
Florida and Georgia USA
Just for kicks, here is my car nearly 15 years to the day after taking delivery.

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Flyinglakland

Member
Jul 15, 2010
5
LA
Beautiful. Just how I'd like mine!
 

BSim27

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 14, 2020
33
Pittsburgh, PA
Getting in for the first time April 2, 2021
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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
909
Gainesville FL
Just look for the big orange truck!

(that is the big orange truck, I see, isn't it?)
 

BSim27

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 14, 2020
33
Pittsburgh, PA
Just look for the big orange truck!

(that is the big orange truck, I see, isn't it?)
It sure is the big orange truck
 
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faviogt

Member
Jun 1, 2021
23
congrats to all the owner for these AMAZING cars!!!!!!!!
 
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rc1320

New member
Feb 16, 2021
2
Washington Coast
My drive home after picking it up.


And pulling up to my house to show my family after my 3 hour drive.
 

MK2_GT

GTX1 Owner
Mar 25, 2006
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