Wrecked Heritage on E bay


Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,500
NorCal
The story is one to go down in the books for me. I had to call up a random person in the area that owned a fab shop to bid on it for me, because the auction was in 3 hours and it was in person only. Or how I had to wire him 5k to put down on the car when I won it not knowing if he would take the money and run, fun story. But the bottom line is Id be glad to negotiate.
That story & the story of the car are both crazy!

Ed
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
Looks like the price got lowered but someone here on the forum PMd me to guess how much the parts would be to repair. if it needs a new frame/chassis and a new transaxle, I can get it to $80K-100K in parts real fast. plus labor plus paint and hoping the engine block is OK. so you'd have a salvage title Heritage for roughly $250,000.00+. of course there are some people here on the forum including myself that could finish it for less. just all my opinion for what it's worth. but think of the stories you'd have to go with it! priceless!
 

TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 4, 2007
1,370
Niceville FL
Paying $250,000+ just to tell a story? Too rich a story for my budget. It's semantics to not call this car a salvage. If someone offered this repaired car to me as a NOT totaled car, I'd be very upset and would feel it was falsely represented, repaired or not repaired. I don't care what the legalities of the paper trail are.
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
^^^ Not only that, but this GT is immortalized on the Internet. A quick Google search will turn up VIN 1FAFP90S56Y400843 and its stories. Including this thread for as long as search engines can index it.

Then again, maybe that doesn't matter. I'm sure there are many more guys like the guy who just paid $280K at BJ as an "impulse buy."
 
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NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
Paying $250,000+ just to tell a story? Too rich a story for my budget. It's semantics to not call this car a salvage. If someone offered this repaired car to me as a NOT totaled car, I'd be very upset and would feel it was falsely represented, repaired or not repaired. I don't care what the legalities of the paper trail are.
while I agree with what you're saying, you'd be shocked at how many are out there with clean titles that have had frame changes due to damage. I'd say most of them were early in the program when frames were cheap and Saleen was bending over backwards to make everyone happy at the time at Ford. just sayin
 

Johntpr

GT Owner
Jan 18, 2017
170
Rockland County, NY
 

Special K

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Aug 23, 2016
1,294
Franklinton, LA
Another one’s gone, and another one’s gone, another one bites the dust... That sux!


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oceanside gt

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Aug 4, 2006
89
Oceanside, CA
It is so sad and disheartening to view the pictures of this wonderful vehicle.

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KennethClay

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 15, 2012
640
New York
Jeff Spicoli: Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
 

TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 4, 2007
1,370
Niceville FL
while I agree with what you're saying, you'd be shocked at how many are out there with clean titles that have had frame changes due to damage. I'd say most of them were early in the program when frames were cheap and Saleen was bending over backwards to make everyone happy at the time at Ford. just sayin
I believe you. Definitely buyer beware buying used cars or boats.

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NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
can be fixed with a frame change according to the seller. a lot of work for sure plus a broken transaxle case. ouch
 

B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,357
Minnesota
can be fixed with a frame change according to the seller. a lot of work for sure plus a broken transaxle case. ouch
I went and viewed the car in person.. As i had a purchase agreement to buy it based off the original pictures, which was dumb considering the circumstances.
LONG STORY WITH THE CAR..
The owner now Dan found it at a storage yard in Cali. The owner of the car was sent to prison and did not pay his fees and the car/locker was sold with only a couple days notice. So he bought it for a whopping low price of 80k. Not a bad deal at all for a clean title heritage wrecked. So he started a post here, thought maybe he would fix it, did some fishing with parties to sell and make some money off it. So I also asked if he would be interested in selling it and he said yes. Kinda told me the story, the car was still in the storage unit at this point and he had never seen the car NOR is he a ford gt guy or had ever owned one. I had some vague pics to go off and i was the highest bidder, so he email me a purchase agreement. Car was presented to me by him as a 8000 mile car because it was inspected in cali on 8-2014 with 7200 miles and one would think by december when it was wrecked that it maybe had another 800 or so put on it right?? WRONG> LOL car comes out of storage locker and someone one else had the keys and original title in their storage locker they won. So the guy who fires instrument cluster up the battery with jump pack finds out the car has 16000 miles. So the guy plowed 8000 miles on it in 4 months before he went to prison. I kinda laugh cause i pretty much laid out the damage to him in person. This car was a two accident car. The first involved the front end and passenger side door. Prob 25k total in damage..They took the door panel off and pushed the door out (ie looks like SHHit) lol. They duct taped the front bumper cover back together and the front fender has damage. Then the second accident happened. Which was major. The right side piece that holds the scoop on is destroyed and that part is beneath the pieces that drop down from the roof skin. So the roof skin will have to be disected. They had put the rear wheel on the passenger seat and it sat there for two years. Looks good in the pic now tho. The right casting is going to need to be replaced. The transmission is more than likely junk. took a pretty hard hit and would be good for parts. Then all the rest of the rear parts that are needed.

So with that being said. THE only reason this car did not have a salvage title is cause the owner did not have ins on it or did not claim it.. But this is a two accident GT that had the balls driven off it before the owner went to prison..

He also is selling as a clean title but does not even have the title back from the state of california yet, so a person does not know how it will come back or if the storage lien will show up on it.. IF you google the vin you will find out it was sold at a storage unit. 1FAFP90S56Y400843

That's what i know about the car. The car needs a complete paint job as its got scratches on every panel. Then all the stuff that needs to be replaced and the major chassis work that needs to be done.
 

BAT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 11, 2012
921
Central Mitten
I went and viewed the car in person.. As i had a purchase agreement to buy it based off the original pictures, which was dumb considering the circumstances.
LONG STORY WITH THE CAR..
The owner now Dan found it at a storage yard in Cali. The owner of the car was sent to prison and did not pay his fees and the car/locker was sold with only a couple days notice. So he bought it for a whopping low price of 80k. Not a bad deal at all for a clean title heritage wrecked. So he started a post here, thought maybe he would fix it, did some fishing with parties to sell and make some money off it. So I also asked if he would be interested in selling it and he said yes. Kinda told me the story, the car was still in the storage unit at this point and he had never seen the car NOR is he a ford gt guy or had ever owned one. I had some vague pics to go off and i was the highest bidder, so he email me a purchase agreement. Car was presented to me by him as a 8000 mile car because it was inspected in cali on 8-2014 with 7200 miles and one would think by december when it was wrecked that it maybe had another 800 or so put on it right?? WRONG> LOL car comes out of storage locker and someone one else had the keys and original title in their storage locker they won. So the guy who fires instrument cluster up the battery with jump pack finds out the car has 16000 miles. So the guy plowed 8000 miles on it in 4 months before he went to prison. I kinda laugh cause i pretty much laid out the damage to him in person. This car was a two accident car. The first involved the front end and passenger side door. Prob 25k total in damage..They took the door panel off and pushed the door out (ie looks like SHHit) lol. They duct taped the front bumper cover back together and the front fender has damage. Then the second accident happened. Which was major. The right side piece that holds the scoop on is destroyed and that part is beneath the pieces that drop down from the roof skin. So the roof skin will have to be disected. They had put the rear wheel on the passenger seat and it sat there for two years. Looks good in the pic now tho. The right casting is going to need to be replaced. The transmission is more than likely junk. took a pretty hard hit and would be good for parts. Then all the rest of the rear parts that are needed.

So with that being said. THE only reason this car did not have a salvage title is cause the owner did not have ins on it or did not claim it.. But this is a two accident GT that had the balls driven off it before the owner went to prison..

He also is selling as a clean title but does not even have the title back from the state of california yet, so a person does not know how it will come back or if the storage lien will show up on it.. IF you google the vin you will find out it was sold at a storage unit. 1FAFP90S56Y400843

That's what i know about the car. The car needs a complete paint job as its got scratches on every panel. Then all the stuff that needs to be replaced and the major chassis work that needs to be done.
Holy crap. Now THAT'S a story!
 

dwells

Member
Sep 13, 2017
10
I went and viewed the car in person.. As i had a purchase agreement to buy it based off the original pictures, which was dumb considering the circumstances.
LONG STORY WITH THE CAR..
The owner now Dan found it at a storage yard in Cali. The owner of the car was sent to prison and did not pay his fees and the car/locker was sold with only a couple days notice. So he bought it for a whopping low price of 80k. Not a bad deal at all for a clean title heritage wrecked. So he started a post here, thought maybe he would fix it, did some fishing with parties to sell and make some money off it. So I also asked if he would be interested in selling it and he said yes. Kinda told me the story, the car was still in the storage unit at this point and he had never seen the car NOR is he a ford gt guy or had ever owned one. I had some vague pics to go off and i was the highest bidder, so he email me a purchase agreement. Car was presented to me by him as a 8000 mile car because it was inspected in cali on 8-2014 with 7200 miles and one would think by december when it was wrecked that it maybe had another 800 or so put on it right?? WRONG> LOL car comes out of storage locker and someone one else had the keys and original title in their storage locker they won. So the guy who fires instrument cluster up the battery with jump pack finds out the car has 16000 miles. So the guy plowed 8000 miles on it in 4 months before he went to prison. I kinda laugh cause i pretty much laid out the damage to him in person. This car was a two accident car. The first involved the front end and passenger side door. Prob 25k total in damage..They took the door panel off and pushed the door out (ie looks like SHHit) lol. They duct taped the front bumper cover back together and the front fender has damage. Then the second accident happened. Which was major. The right side piece that holds the scoop on is destroyed and that part is beneath the pieces that drop down from the roof skin. So the roof skin will have to be disected. They had put the rear wheel on the passenger seat and it sat there for two years. Looks good in the pic now tho. The right casting is going to need to be replaced. The transmission is more than likely junk. took a pretty hard hit and would be good for parts. Then all the rest of the rear parts that are needed.

So with that being said. THE only reason this car did not have a salvage title is cause the owner did not have ins on it or did not claim it.. But this is a two accident GT that had the balls driven off it before the owner went to prison..

He also is selling as a clean title but does not even have the title back from the state of california yet, so a person does not know how it will come back or if the storage lien will show up on it.. IF you google the vin you will find out it was sold at a storage unit. 1FAFP90S56Y400843

That's what i know about the car. The car needs a complete paint job as its got scratches on every panel. Then all the stuff that needs to be replaced and the major chassis work that needs to be done.

Hello, Seller here. The car is what it is, Wrecked, scratched, bent, broken, but still fixable. I was in contact with the GT guys from the beginning, And ultimatley I chose not to fix it. B.M.F came to look at the car literally the day after I first laid eyes on it. Im no expert on GT's but I do appreciate them highly, such amazing vehicles. He called me a few days later with a revised offer, while still respectable, I decided to list it online. He needed to get a title loan on it so not sure how it would have worked out anyways...... Nothing to hide, I was even transparent on what I paid. If anyone needs more photos or would like to chat, let me know. I have been in contact with the CA DMV every week & would have had the title in hand by now, but a newbie employee sent back the paperwork asking for a SMOG certificate, after explaining to them that it is not going to be registered in CA, I sent paperwork back directly to the supervisor so It gets done right this time.
 
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Just a little bondo and some glue to fix, right? Must have taken a really hard hit to do all that.
 

djs

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Jun 7, 2007
2,082
What does a rear clamshell cost these days (and are an actually available?)?
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
What does a rear clamshell cost these days (and are an actually available?)?
still available. 15-16K+
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,100
Michigan
I believe you. Definitely buyer beware buying used cars or boats.

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That's why it is so imperative to pay someone to do a PPI that really knows these cars or purchase from someone like Shelby where you know you're getting a quality piece. nothings worse than purchasing and owning a car that you find out has a novel written about it out on the internet.
this is where I've said it before but there doesn't seem to be any interest about the chassis number on these cars. the chassis number and VIN are 2 totally different things. somewhere there is a list of chassis numbers vs: VINs which will tell you the car has never had a frame/chassis change in it's lifetime. I truly believe that some day the 2005-2006 Ford GT will be approaching the 7 digit price tag (long after we're all gone) and the chassis number and matching VIN will separate the top dollar cars from the not so premium pieces.
your chassis serial number is located on the backside of the rear RH upright. here is a picture of a service chassis. note the date code.
I've heard maybe Rich, GTJoey, Mark or someone else has that list. hopefully
IMG_2134.jpg
P.S. the chassis numbers do not follow sequence to the VIN build sequence. so if you know 1 combo doesn't mean you know the rest looking at the VIN list.
 
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KennethClay

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 15, 2012
640
New York
I was in contact with the GT guys from the beginning,
Did you get any quote or ballpark for what it would take the GT guys to fully sort this thing?
 

Kayvan

GT Owner
Jul 13, 2006
4,782
Hello, Seller here. The car is what it is, Wrecked, scratched, bent, broken, but still fixable:"An entire passenger side subframe corner would be needed"
So, does it need an entire new frame OR just side sub-frame?

Thanks