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Assembly Required: 2005 Ford GT

The Ford GT: a masterpiece of engineering. A historic feat, a race-proven track star, and the kind of supercar you can live with without having to perform an engine-out service every two years. Yes, there’s a reason why prices for Ford’s modern-day supercar have seemingly always been high, but not this time: there’s a Ford GT for the rest of us, one that can be had for mere pennies relative to the real-world cost to buy. There’s just one catch: you’ll need a shovel to pick it up. Find this well-cooked Ford GT listed here on Copart as an upcoming auction.

So, this was a pretty bad day for someone. While I’m not concerned about the insurance company writing a big, fat check after the flames died down, you do have to wonder if someone was in the car when this GT went way off road and crashed into a thousand different hard objects. There’s also what I like to call the “scoop” factor, which is when a car is so trashed the only option is to scoop it into the bucket of a front end loader, body panels be damned. I certainly hope no one perished in what looks like a horrible accident, and that the compressed nature of the hulk is more due to the severe heat causing the GT to melt together into a tangled blob of supercar.

It’s hard to tell what you’re actually getting, as there’s no easy to way to assess whether the drivetrain offers any salvageable components. This is one of those times where I wish I knew someone in the scrap metal or autobody industries, as it’d be fascinating to learn what they see here that could be of value for either selling to another country in the form of raw materials or utilizing for rebuilding a less-damaged GT. There’s nothing here, right? Or is there still some value in this wrecked GT? Inquiring minds want to know. I do see at least one wheel that could be put to good use as a spare, or a hose reel.

While Copart lists the actual retail value of a complete Ford GT, they haven’t been so brazen as to tell us what they think is worth bidding on here. And certainly, Copart would know if there’s a buyer out there that makes it worthwhile to even list this doomed GT. I wish I could say there’s potentially some garage art you could extract from this mess of metal, but that seems optimistic to me. What do you say – is there anything worth saving on this burnt GT? Thanks to Barn Finds reader Patrick S. for the find.

Comments

  1. TCOPPS TCOPPS Member

    Never thought I might have the opportunity to afford a Ford GT!

    Like 31
    • Superdessucke

      Don’t speak too soon. There is still an auction coming up.

      Like 18
    • Jeff

      Well . . . put it into some sort of mold, place it in an oven set at about 1500 degrees F, and it would make a fair boat anchor that could give the owner some bragging rights. “I’m so rich I use a Ford GT Supercar as an anchor.”

      Like 41
      • Thomas H Piercy

        Nix on the boat anchor, undoubtedly it has too much carbon fiber to keep your johnboat from floating away.

        Like 5
    • stu

      What the flock am I looking at? Why is this even available!!!

      Like 11
  2. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    Why is this crap even considered for Barnfinds? This is a pile of worthless junk. Barnfinds need to draw the line somewhere and piles of scrap shouldn’t take up the valuable time of the good writers here.

    Like 103
    • Fahrvergnugen Fahrvergnugen Member

      Dunno if I agree with the sentiment. Stuff like this actually lifts my spirit on a day when work is a grind, to see what absolute rubbish is floated on a suspecting market!

      Whether this or a James-Dean-esque Speedster reduced to a coffee table support, this is certainly cr@p but it’s diversity is entertaining, moreso than the guy with a 50-year-old rust bucket that was stored under manure for decades and is now supposed to fund his retirement.

      Like 102
      • David

        The coffee table remark was my thought exactly. Just spray it down with some cleaner, hose it off, clean up some of the wires and balance a glass top on it. Nice convo piece.

        Like 7
    • Terrry

      I respectfully disagree. These are perfect examples for readers of BF to engage in a little comedy. “Car has slight front and rear damage. Frame could use straightening , also glass and interior. Car is sold as-is with no guarantees”.

      Like 72
      • Dave

        I’m not seeing it. Really, I’m just not seeing it. Ok…
        “Car comes with clear title.”

        Like 15
      • Francisco

        R title? Never!

        Like 4
      • Steve Clinton

        “Will buff out.”

        Like 11
      • Jon Rappuhn

        “Ran when parked”

        Like 8
      • stu

        Dave….
        Never mind about the clear title….I was actually reading the ad on Copart and the listing said the retail value is….
        wait for it….
        $239,479 USD
        For some reason, don’t know why, LOL, I can’t see It?
        What the flock!

        Like 1
      • Amorypaz Amorypaz

        Ran when crashed

        Like 2
    • Jay Mosey

      How many fox bodies do you want see? Seriously, how about getting a chuckle and move on. This page is about entertainment and sometimes entertainment is about the ridiculous.

      Like 71
    • Frank Sumatra

      Agree 100%. I refuse to read the story and this is like looking at a plane crash. All time low for BF. No chance I would ever be a member now. You guys to need to get on track.

      Like 16
      • Bob P

        Chill, Francis.

        Like 8
    • vintagehotrods

      That’s funny, I find it entertaining and apparently the people complaining who read it did too, and then took the time to comment on it! LOL!

      I would love to know “the rest of the story” though about how this pinnacle of automotive engineering was reduced to scrap. Even though I’m an “old car guy” I’d have one of these in a New York minute if I had the bucks!

      Like 28
    • Jay McCarthy

      Richard Rawlins rebuilt a Ferrari that was broken in 2 and changed the color and sold it at auction for beau coup dinero

      Like 3
    • Ron Ron

      Right? What a waste of an ad.

      Like 0
    • retiredstig Member

      Lighten up, Francis.

      Like 3
  3. Bmac777

    The rim’s probably not included in the sale.

    Like 32
  4. Terrry

    “Only serious people please, and no low-ballers. I know what I have”!!!!

    Like 76
    • tugdoc

      Numbers matching?

      Like 24
  5. Mike Stephens Staff

    Jeff, I too hope nobody perished in what we see here. I’ve never felt safe using a straightened wheel, so I vote for using the visible rim as a glorified hose reel. I see nothing of value here, but maybe I’m wrong. This one will be interesting to follow and see what happens!

    Like 17
  6. Francisco

    Ran when crashed.

    Like 41
    • Superdessucke

      And from the looks of it it ran very well and very fast.

      Like 11
  7. Mike

    Surprised that someone actually drove one of these to even get into an accident. Aren’t these just put in an hermetically sealed chamber for 3 years and then sold to the next owner for a profit?

    Like 27
  8. Billy1

    Apparently the Porsche 356 junk people are branching out into Ford GT’s.

    Like 23
  9. MLM

    I hope nobody perished in this situation. I like the 2005-6 Ford GT better than the new ones.”You will need a shovel to pick it up” classic LOL !

    Like 9
    • Scott L.

      Um, original owner included.

      Like 16
      • Pugsy

        Gruesome, but funny as heck….ha….

        Like 5
  10. Laura

    It’ll buff right out.

    Like 20
    • T

      I knew that one was coming.

      Like 6
      • Mike

        Everybody knew that was coming.

        Like 10
  11. junkman Member

    A local junk yard has a contract with Copart to take any unbid upon units for an across the board sum. This will be recycled as the pile of scrap that it is.

    Like 7
    • Steve Douglas

      Your future toaster could have Ford GT DNA in it!

      Like 17
      • Chris In Australia

        Hope not, I don’t want food poisoning.

        Like 5
      • Chris In Australia

        Pass. I don’t want food poisoning!

        Like 2
  12. Bellingham Fred

    Worth its weight in scrap. Maybe I should have omitted the s in the last word of the first sentence.

    Like 4
  13. Hoss

    This might happen to you if your wife catches you cheating.

    Just Saying !!!

    Like 5
  14. Steve Douglas

    How do we even know it’s a Ford GT? Well, let’s ask the former owner. He or she could still be in there.

    Like 10
  15. scott m

    More like a Bar find at closing time

    Like 8
  16. Mario Vivacqua

    The value in this would be for the rights to the vin number. A shop could essentially build a brand new Ford GT and tag the vin to that car. If the prices of these cars continue to rise at some point it would very well be worth the purchase.

    Like 13
    • whmracer99

      Correct. The value is in the title and VIN which could be used in any number of ways that go from shady to downright illegal. Quick story — we rebuilt insurance salvage vehicles. Several years back there was a Hertz rental Camry that went through the auction that looked very similar to this — in fact couldn’t tell it was a Toyota except for the emblem in the center of one of the wheels. It sold for $1800 plus the auction fees (total around $2300). Because it was a Hertz car it went through as a clean title so the title and VIN was worth that to someone. It wouldn’t surprise me if this GT went for a whole lot more than that.

      Like 2
  17. Robert F Gressard

    In 1973 I bought a GT 40 much like this one. It was burned and left out in the rain I bought it and kept it for 32 years inside. Today it is in England and being raced. Google GT 40 1070p to see it today. All the way to the bank as they say.

    Like 8
  18. Connecticut Mark

    Disgusting, you got a lot of responses, but someone may have died in this accident, a shame to even post this. Think if this was a family or friends car, would it be on here for a laugh or joke?

    Like 9
    • Steve Clinton

      Oh, lighten up!

      Like 26
  19. Turbo

    Does it include the air cleaners?

    Like 4
  20. Mike

    Ford GT-Oh…

    Like 6
  21. Steveo

    I’ve seen worse.
    The VIN has some value. Renumber a car. Insure and ‘have stolen’ a photograph. It’s a funny world.

    Like 2
  22. Tiberius1701

    “In Philadelphia it’s worth 50 bucks.”

    Like 6
  23. Bhoff55

    I had the opportunity to drive an ‘05 Ford GT at Road America several years ago during a Shelby Club track day. What a machine! The particular car still had the street tires and brake pads and by the end of the 10 laps I was at the limit of both the tires and the pads and even then the car was still balanced and predictable. The sound of the engine at full song right behind my head is unforgettable. I absolutely know why the prices on these have continued to go up.
    Thanks for including this bit of levity on BF.

    Like 12
  24. Bunky

    Wow. Tough crowd. Evidently it’s a “micro-aggression” if you list something that someone doesn’t like. Bummer.
    My response as a retired wrecking yard owner is “How much does it weigh?”

    Like 26
  25. JOHN

    i think it was interesting to see…keep up the great finds…not always the same thing…

    Like 12
  26. Roy L.

    Lets hope that it’s titled for destruction so the Vin can’t show up in the afterlife as a different vehicle.

    Like 7
  27. Douglas Taft

    As I saw this, I thought of the theme music to Goldfinger.

    Like 7
  28. Melton Mooney

    I didn’t even know Kevin Hart owned a GT.

    Like 4
    • Scott L.

      Tiger Woods?

      Like 5
  29. big mike

    FORD
    Found On Road Dead!!!!

    Like 5
    • geomechs geomechs Member

      Flip Over; Read Directions. Or “Got Taken” ON a REAL DEAL…

      Like 0
  30. Car39

    IKEA Ford GT. Some assembly required. Batteries not included.

    Like 7
  31. Patrick Michael Shanahan

    Yard art.

    Like 1
  32. J K

    One man’s junk is another man’s junk.

    Like 1
  33. mjf

    Operation eliminate common sense is in Play….

    Like 1
  34. PRA4SNW

    Ad says: “Last Updated:02/05/2021 1:33 pm”

    Come on, we all want an update!

    Like 0
  35. Howie Mueler

    Can i test drive first?

    Like 5
  36. Leman

    this is the very reason for my unsubscribing from barn finds, this is really sickening.

    Like 3
    • Motorcityman

      Lighten up Francis! 😆

      Like 20
    • Kenn

      But you’re still here…..?

      Like 7
  37. TA

    “My dad’s a TV Repairman, he’s got an AWESOME set of tools” He can fix it.

    Like 5
    • J K

      Spiccoli!

      Like 1
  38. Motorcityman

    It was at a recent “protest”
    Don’t u DARE call it a Riot!! 😆

    Like 6
  39. lbpa18

    Life would be boring if not for a little dark humor.

    Like 8
  40. geomechs geomechs Member

    Geez! Some of you need to lighten up. Nothing like a little satire to lighten up an otherwise stressful day. What does a person do with something like this? Whatever the heck you want. and the easy ones twice. It’s still a free country…

    Like 16
  41. Michael J Walter

    Park it in your living room. Tell your friends you’re into modern sculpture.

    Like 2
  42. Edward

    If you could get a usable VIN and engine block number, it could be worth “restoring”.

    Like 0
  43. Paul N

    haven’t any of you seen movie Christine. What if it regenerates itself? this could be the find of the century

    Like 7
    • PRA4SNW

      I swear that I just saw a piece wiggle, just a little.

      Like 3
  44. Butch Veerman

    Give the true meaning of Found On Road Dead.

    Like 0
  45. PRA4SNW

    This one gets my vote for most entertaining automotive find of the year!

    Keep ’em coming!

    Like 9
  46. RodL

    A little body work. It’ll be fine.

    Like 3
  47. george mattar

    I’m with FordGuy1972. Why is this POS even allowed on this site? You guys are putting piles of crap on here no one will ever restore. This pile of garbage belongs in a scrap yard destined for China to make the next Chevy truck. I can think of only one guy who would take on this project, that kid on DIY Gang, a young kid in Conn. who rebuilt a total heap of a Hellcat Challenger that was cooked at like 5,000 degrees. He did it. Watch it on Youtube.

    Like 2
    • Scott L.

      That was painful to watch. All that work just so they could add an entire car onto a portion of the salvaged frame and engine/trans.

      Like 0
  48. Mustang Jason

    Hopefully the VIN tag didn’t get melted in the fire. Probably need a porta power to find it. Where’s the rest of the car anyway? The insurance company is bleeding big bucks on this one. How can this be reconstructed if the buyer can’t find all the needed pieces? Good luck to who ever lays out money for this pile.

    Like 0
    • Pugsy

      I hope the tag is destroyed. Don’t need some poor sap getting burned on a replica.

      And lighten up guys. It’s interesting and fun to have something like this every now and then.

      Like 13
  49. Dan Bowles

    We have been trying to contact you on an extended warranty on you car………

    Like 10
  50. Cj

    I’m really surprised nobody on here knew what happened to this car.

    Like 5
  51. Healeymonster

    Every car has a story. Some are ugly. But that does not make it taboo to speak about. We are becoming a nation of super sensitive weenies.
    I would take this to the crusher and press it into a cube, put it in the shop with a glass top . Maybe a model GT to set on it.

    Like 9
  52. Pugsy

    You can just scroll right past it.

    However, here you are enjoying conversation in the Barn Finds Garage with the rest of us guys hanging around.

    Like 4
  53. glash62 Member

    to many nice cars to put on this site besides junk like this

    Like 1
  54. Jon.in.Chico

    Regardless of how you feel this has gotten more posts than some of the real muscle cars seen here … one of the funniest posts I’ve seen …with today’s political and social situations a little levity goes a long way …

    Like 4
    • Dave Mazz

      Jon.in.Chico did write….” one of the funniest posts I’ve seen.” I agree 100 % and suspect the original ad was placed either as a joke, or maybe a gimmick to get people to click over to the auction web site. .It is a bit sad to see that a few BF followers don’t appreciate the humor in this effort.

      Like 2
      • Pugsy

        The car goes to the auction company as due diligence after the crash and payoff. No choice.
        If a recycler is there and offers 10 bucks, they get it out of their hair.

        Like 1
  55. Bob

    I think somebody should pour it in resin. No one would ever walk into a room with that there without making at least one comment. Ever.

    Like 2
  56. Russ Ashley

    Jason, what do you and Fordguy have against Geo Metros? And why shouldn’t one be listed here on BF’s? And others? Maybe they can start calling you two and find out if you approve of a listing before they publish it.

    Like 1
  57. Thomas H Piercy

    If this were a Camry or a Malibu it wouldn’t look much different. It also would not be a story or worthy of comment. It is the comments that are entertaining.

    Like 1
  58. Amorypaz Amorypaz

    Didn’t like this post. Not because it’s junk as a future runner. Not because it may be used to defraud someone down the line (that’s true of any goods for sale). And not because of the jokes, I got a good laugh out of a few. I don’t like it because there is no auction date for a “vehicle” that was posted on the seller’s site in February!

    Fine with the article, liked the jokes, but let me know once it’s for sale. This is worse than the articles published 6 hours before the eBay auction ends. At least with those I’m often saved from buying something I oughtn’t.

    Like 0
  59. Pugsy

    I agree with Russ. I don’t give a damn what you thinks Jason, ha…….
    You guys gotta be kidding. Are you the Barn Finds content cop Jason?

    Like 3
  60. Pugsy

    Hey Jason.

    I have a 69 El Camino. Also a 41 Chrysler that’s being customized by myself into an awesome hot rod. What do you have and what is it you can do? I rebuild engines, transmissions, basically anything. Search 123pugsy to see if I’m full of it.

    What’s your user name to your build threads?

    Like 1
  61. Stu

    Jason….
    Are you for real! All cars have a place for whom ever is interested in them…Maybe your stuck on only one style car…..move on and relax!

    Like 2
  62. Stu

    Pugsy….
    You don’t have to prove anything to this character….he is stuck in park!

    Like 2
  63. Francisco

    Excuse me, but what’s reading compression?

    Like 1
  64. Pugsy

    Ha…..it’s fun making some drama on line.
    I was too fat to swallow. I can read, just thought you said cars such as GTO, etc, not that you had them.

    Like 0
  65. stu

    Jason…
    Your something else…Do you think I care what the flock you have! All you have been doing is shooting your big mouth off at a forum to talk about cars! Are you 2yrs old…..

    Like 1
  66. stu

    Jayson…
    Your the one trash talking here so look in the mirror and say hello…bet you your reflection will spit on you…

    Like 1
    • stu

      Jason….
      Anytime…anytime…
      Feel sorry for you, don’t know why this discussion has to get out of control about nothing.

      Like 0
  67. Kenn

    I hope that someone will explain how this ended up like this. The only thing I can think of is that it was run over by a train. Other than being intentionally squashed, I know of no other way it could become so disassembled. And I’m assuming no one was in it or it would have been torn apart to get the body out.

    Like 0
  68. Stu

    Motorcityman….
    Thank you for this comment…I’m sure we all have hardships to deal with!
    Cheers

    Like 0
    • Motorcityman

      You’re Welcome my car loving friend, hope u find a gem u always wanted!

      Like 0
  69. DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

    Happy to see that non-constructive, non-entertaining, blustery comments which are essentially off-topic have been deleted.

    Thanks, BF Guys!

    Like 1

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