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Date posted: January 3, 2017

FORD GT PROTOTYPE NEEDS A NEW HOME

For those who were not hand-selected by Ford for the opportunity to pay nearly half-a-million dollars for the new GT supercar, here’s a once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of Ford history. The first, last-generation Ford GT prototype, Confirmation Prototype 1 (CP-1), needs a new owner.

CP-1 was the first fully functional prototype Ford GT the company built after it made the three display models in 2003, which are now housed in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. CP-1 bearing chassis number 004 was fully driveable as it was Ford’s test mule for quite some time. It features a full interior and complete drivetrain that helped Ford test and tweak the car before production.

One part that definitely didn’t make its way to the 200-mph Ford GT is the 5-mph speed limiter Ford installed before it sold this car in 2008 to a Ford GT collector. Unfortunately for both the buyer and the car, the speed limiter chip relegates CP-1 to display purposes only, although it starts, runs, has a VIN, and can propel itself into and out of a garage.

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Source: motortrend.com


   
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