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Florida Man Wrecks 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition After Auction Purchase

While one could argue that any Ford GT is a special machine, the Heritage Edition versions of that beloved model are even more so. Created to celebrate historic occasions in Blue Oval history and produced in limited numbers, we’ve seen various GT Heritage Edition models sell for incredible sums of money in recent years. This particular 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition is no exception, as it hammered for an eye-watering $704,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction a few weeks ago, only to be subsequently crashed by the new owner, according to Road & Track.

The owner – 50-year-old Robert J. Guarini of Boca Raton, Florida – reportedly left his neighborhood at around 6 pm to take a cruise in his newly acquired 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition when he apparently tried to downshift and promptly crashed into a palm tree, fittingly enough. However, instead of sticking around at the scene of the crime, Guarini hitched a ride back to his house and called police from there.

The owner attributed the crash to being “unfamiliar with how to drive stick shift,” which is an interesting excuse. Personally, we’d find something a bit less valuable to learn how to drive a manual transmission-equipped vehicle if we were him, but that’s just us. Regardless, a witness by the name of John Peddie managed to snap some photos of this expensive driving lesson and post them on Facebook for the world to see.

Sadly, the rare (one of just 343 produced) GT is in pretty bad shape following the head-on crash, as both airbags deployed and the front of the car sustained heavy damage. It certainly won’t be cheap to fix, not to mention the fact that this beautiful car will now tote around a salvage title for the rest of its life, while the owner was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license and a warning for operating an unregistered vehicle.

We’ll have more on the Ford GT soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford GT News and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Samurai

    I can’t believe idiots like this drive these beautiful cars and don’t take care of it, like this is literally sought after like there is no tomorrow.

    1. James Howard

      It should be against the law to be this STUPID!!! A rich, reckless driving, irresponsible stupid idiot moron does not deserve his wealth and should have his license revoked as there are too many jerk drivers like this on the road. Low IQ idiot. My wife was nearly killed by a drunk idiot like this. There needs to be an IQ test for drivers here as there are far too many jack asses like this driving around.

  2. Jim Glass

    Damn and to think I could’ve bought this!

  3. Bob

    At least the tree wasn’t hurt badly!
    Wonder if he even had insurance on it.

    1. Mike

      This guy had no insurance on the vehicle, had not registered it yet and therefore had no plates, and had his license previously suspended. And he had no cell phone with him, so he had to walk home and call the police on himself. They are going to have a field day with him.

  4. Samurai

    Like… sorry man

    1. Dee Hart

      are you sorry the guy wreaked his car or the guy being that stupid???

  5. wayne

    Money buys cars, BUT MONEY CANT BUY BRAINS. What an idiot

  6. Freddy Mercury

    Dumb Ass!!

  7. Materialman

    You can’t fix stupid

  8. Dee Hart

    Someone call Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Garage… They have experience fixing these cars…

  9. BobbyD

    I’m confident this scumbag “hitched a ride home” to have his “first” drink of the day, because of his little accident here, to calm his nerves. Poor guy.
    Look up poetic justice, you’ll see a picture of this car in the definition.
    Innocent people could have been hurt, but since they weren’t, I love seeing this.
    More of the same for the Mopar morons!

  10. Stephen Ketterer

    All of the $$ in the world won’t get you a functioning brain.

  11. Kenny D

    More MONEY Than BRAINS, “O” WAIT, This IDIOT Has NO BRAINS!!! And All I want is a NEW TRUCK!!! Cudda Bought a Nice House and 2 TRUCKS with what this IDIOT Spent on what was an extremely Rare, and Beautiful Vehicle. People This Stupid (And Driving on a Suspended License) to Boot???? Should NOT Be Allowed to Drive on Any Public Streets!!!! LOCK THIS IDIOT UP and TOSS out the KEY. He was Probably heading out to do a “SIDE SHOW” In Town Somewhere???…… Unfrickingbelievable……

  12. He went a did it

    Must have been a lottery winner or an heir to a fortune because someone this stupid couldn’t have earned the money to blow on a car like that.

  13. Dave Mathers

    Age old problem – too much car, not enough driver!!

  14. Spieg

    So much money & No brains to go with it.

  15. JWL

    Forida Man!!!!!

  16. Joe

    Guy lives in a 5.5 million dollar one and doesn’t have a drivers license or insurance. Idiot of the day.

  17. Joe

    Did you read what the oaf received in the way of punishment? A citation for driving onsuspended license and a warning for driving an unregistered vehicle. Nothing for no insurance.
    If that had been some hardworking guy driving his clapped out ’73 pickup to a low paying job, he would have gotten the book thrown at him.
    This clown needs to get a brain.


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