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Old 06-29-2018, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Salvage Gen-I GTM at Copart SA Today

Noticed a GTM mis-listed as a 2006 Ford GT on Copart this weekend so I made the trek over to San Antonio to check it out. It was a Gen-1 with a 2001 LS1 and G50. Front Passenger side collision broke the upper A-Arm and pushed the wheel into the passenger footwell. Needed the frame around the footwell replaced, new A-Arm, and serious fiberglass work on the front clip, or a replacement clip. Also needed a little fiberglass work on the passenger scoop and rear quarter. All the electronics worked including the door popper, but it wouldn't turn over (maybe a hidden kill switch or a bad neutral lock-out).

I put a bid in on it, but it went all the way to $22K, which was more than I had in the budget for an unplanned project.

Anyone here the winner? I hope someone didn't buy it site unseen thinking they got a quarter million dollar Ford GT for a bargain price.

https://www.copart.com/lot/31697458



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Old 06-29-2018, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, they really misled people on that ad. They even said it had an auto box..


If someone bought it sight-unseen thinking they were getting a ford? Expect that car to come back online at copart real soon i reckon. I would assume Copart would have a nasty return shipping bill too.

I get trying to return something just because you dont like it, yea, you probably cant get away with that. But this ad is COMPLETELY wrong in every which way except for mileage. So i reckon the buyer could probably get their money back on this should they not be happy with it.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Now they are calling it a Ford Shelby GT350.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ouch!!
That was a nice looking car.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Love to see the persons face when this is delivered to them if they think they are getting a Ford GT. OTOH the damage looks light and $22k is probably still a good deal if they have some fab abilities. Even if they don't want it, they could likely fix it and turn a small profit on it.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was considering it at 12-15K, could have had a nice car for myself or made some decent money on a flip, but $22k seemed too steep for me.

I was definitely the only person to look at it. There was 3 of undisturbed dust on it when I arrived.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Some pictures I snapped myself, including the FFR tag, might help figure out who built it.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I watched this same car sell today at Copart for 12,700 did you buy It? I believe someone out of the US was bidding on it but it was on approval.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I watched this same car sell today at Copart for 12,700 did you buy It? I believe someone out of the US was bidding on it but it was on approval.
I did not see it come back around. Wish I had. $12,700 was much cheaper than it sold for last time and I would have scooped it up.

Was it still listed as a Ford GT?
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks like it is coming back up again on 12/26.

https://www.copart.com/lot/43022878

Listed as a 2006 Factory Five this time and has a buy it now price of $14,500.00.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks. Very tempting, except it is now in MA instead of TX. Went from a 2 hour drive to pick it up to paying for a delivery.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have no idea how you found that. They need an "other" make they can put stuff like this in.
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I tried to use the Buy It Now option yesterday, but I wasn't eligible. Whoever bought it last looks to have repaired the broken suspension and re-titled it, so it was being sold as rebranded and required a dealer license to purchase. By time I got signed up with a broker and got the necessary deposits made, someone else had already bought it. Guess it really wasn't meant to be for me.
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It went to nice home in California!
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Richard. Good to hear from you. Merry Christmas.
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It went to nice home in California!
Should we expect to see this car competing on the track in the near future?
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I did not buy it but it will be coming to my house for all the repairs and first on the list is duplicating the well sorted suspension this car DESERVES. Nothing like an exotic car with an exotic performing suspension!
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Whose car was it?
When I saw this for sale I jumped on it after appr 0.02s hesitation.

It appears that cob427sc built it (GTM #82). Not clear to me yet if it was still owned by him or someone else prior to it ending up with the insurance company/auction.

Does anyone here know more about this car? Would love to find some more anecdotes or photos from the car’s living past (beyond the curious auction transactions). Hoping some photos and good stories are out there from years of cruises and car meets.

The car is on the way to CA for repairs as we speak, very much looking forward to that and to upgrading it as mentioned by Richard!

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Congrats, RR46. Welcome to the family. Look forward to seeing new life for this GTM.
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I had not been on the forum, it just flashed by as a Copart link when I did another search looking for a GTM for sale.


Sorry bud something else will come up for sure!
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Congrats, RR46. Welcome to the family. Look forward to seeing new life for this GTM.
Thanks! Will share photos and details along the way.
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RR46 is not new to the world of GTM's I know he has some experience driving one. I met him a couple times and don't exactly why he chose me to fix it, but I always try to give a hand when I can!
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Jack Sergeant out of Bolton, MA built the car. He built at least 1 car from FFR before he built this.

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RR46 is not new to the world of GTM's I know he has some experience driving one. I met him a couple times and don't exactly why he chose me to fix it, but I always try to give a hand when I can!
To start off, Richard has done A LOT more than lend a hand on this one! So even though racing, travel and kids have limited my number of days and nights available to go enjoy this GTM rebuild, magically this car is basically only a brake bleed (and zipties to hold harnesses) from a gocart test drive. Result: Chassis is straight as an arrow, majority of the permanent sheet metal is on, learned-through-racing coolant system re-engineering complete and tested.

Continuing the story in this rebuild thread:
https://www.ffcars.com/forums/42-fac...-year-old.html

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