The Blue Oval’s super car – the Ford GT – is beginning to make an appearance at high-profile auction venues as the two year resale restriction ends for early buyers. So it should come as no surprise that one of the headlining vehicles at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Fall Auction that ran from October 22nd-24th at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona was a 2018 Ford GT clad in Shadow Black.
Ford’s exotic quickly became the subject of a brief but intense bidding war, with the price ultimately reaching a cool $1.2 million once the hammer came down, making it the highest-priced Ford GT in the world.
Ford Authority previously covered this incredibly clean 2018 Ford GT when Barrett-Jackson originally announced the auction in July. It’s equipped with the Dark Energy interior, 20 inch Satin Graphite aluminum wheels, and optional red Sparco racing harnesses. Additionally, it has only 853 miles on the odometer.
The previous owners included a lot of nice goodies for the winning bidders too. The well-kept GT comes with the original GT ordering kit, transport seat, steering wheel cover, owner’s manuals, battery tender with original box, transmission tool, locking lug nuts, fuel filler, and a car cover. All factory recalls have been performed as well, and the car even comes with a transferable Ford warranty that’s valid until April 14th, 2021.
Unsurprisingly, pricing spiked immediately as soon as bidding began. Incidentally, Barrett-Jackson estimates a $600k average transaction price for new models. By contrast, this 2018 Ford GT convinced one interested party to spend $1.2M for it. That’s roughly double the original asking price for the car, but given the very low production numbers, it’s entirely possible that the winning bid represented the baseline price for a lightly-used GT. After all, Ford’s strict rules will pretty much guarantee a low supply of pre-owned models for years to come.