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An open-cockpit version of the Ford GT was conceived by Ford engineer Kip Ewing as a nod to the 24 Hours of Sebring–winning GT40 X-1 of 1966. Introduced by Ford at the 2005 SEMA Show, Ewing’s design was handed off to Mark Gerish of Genaddi Design Group to build a limited run of the roadster conversions with Ford’s approval. This example came from Ford painted in Mark IV Red over its aluminum body panels with the optional deletion of racing stripes, and it received a matching multi-piece carbon-fiber roof panel during the Genaddi build. Other alterations included a revised engine cover, removal of the upper door portions, and headrest fairings like those on the contemporary Porsche Carrera GT.

2006 Ford GTX1


18” forged-alloy front wheels wear Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tires measuring 255/40, while the 19” rear wheels wear Bridgestone Potenza RE050 Scuderia tires measuring 345/35. Red-painted calipers were optional equipment from Ford as part of the Brembo brake system, which also includes vented and cross-drilled rotors.

2006 Ford GTX1


The interior features Sparco seats trimmed in black leather and accented with contrasting silver stitching and silver ventilation grommets, an option chosen as part of the GTX1 build. GTX1-branded floor mats were also added to complement the factory Ebony Black leather trim along with polished GTX1 doorsills. Factory equipment includes polished-aluminum trim on the console and doors, air conditioning, power windows, and a CD player.

2006 Ford GTX1


Instrumentation evokes the layout of the 1960s Le Mans–winning GT40s, with a central tachometer and a 220-mph speedometer mounted to the driver’s right. The digital odometer shows just over 11,500 miles.

2006 Ford GTX1


The mid-mounted 5.4L DOHC V8 features a Lysholm screw-type supercharger and an air-to-water intercooler along with a dry-sump lubrication system allowing a lower center of gravity. During the GTX1 build this example received a Ford Performance upgrade, which was reportedly included due to the original owner being one of the first 10 customers to make a deposit on one of the conversions. GTX1 spark-plug covers were also added. Shifting is through a Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle with a helical limited-slip differential.

2006 Ford GTX1


A plaque between the seats lists the car as number 33 of the GTX1 roadsters built by Genaddi Design Group of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

2006 Ford GTX1


Among the documentation included with the car are order forms for the GTX1 upgrade, which came with a $38k price tag before the added costs for options. Also included and shown in the gallery below are order forms for the unmodified car at $154,095 as well as the Ford window sticker and numerous service invoices.

2006 Ford GTX1


The Carfax report is free of accidents and other issues, and it lists one registered owner from new along with history in Texas and Colorado.
 
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