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There Is Not Enough Money On Earth To Buy This Low-Mile 2005 Ford GT

When the Ford GT came out in 2005, Ford asked what seemed like an unthinkably-high $150,000 for the supercharged Ferrari-fighter. Lol. These cars have gotten so, so, so much more expensive since then.

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As a barometer for the Most Famously Appreciative Car Of A Generation, let’s take a look at this 2005 Ford GT with 5,771 miles, silver over black like the No. 2 car that won Le Mans in 1966. The car, like all of these reborn Ford GTs, comes with a supercharged Ford 5.4-liter V8 good for 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed manual transmission and an ultra-stiff aluminum spaceframe. As legend goes, it was so strong that it broke the roof-crush machine designed to test it.

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It’s one of the great cars of the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage, a 205 mph high point of the pre-Recession days.

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It has two things going for it, as far as price is concerned. First, it’s a Ford GT, and the car buying public loves to appreciate this car like it was a forgotten gem, and it’s not hard to find them going for not-quite-a-third of a million dollars. Second, it’s being listed not at a fancy auction house where it shares room with Bugattis and Hispano-Suizas and the real upper crust of automobilia. It’s up at Bring a Trailer, probably the epicenter of the crazed Californian Air-Cooled Porsche Appreciation Vortex. BaT also recently sold a 2000 Honda Civic Si for $22,000, and it seems like anyone with a wad of cash and a fierce devotion to “driver’s cars” is willing do go nuts on the site.

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I fully expect this particular Ford GT to go for approximately the same cost as the 466 billion, or roughly the GDP of Belgium.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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LivingLaVidadidas

Just as I thought I was over my obsession with Ford GT’s by distracting myself with other things you bring me this. Thinking about this car is like thinking about your crush that you have no chance with while listening to angsty teen pop-punk, except way worse because this car would find a way to love me back.