While any Ford GT is a machine worth celebrating (and drooling over), some variants of this modern-day supercar are obviously rarer, more valuable, and more desirable than others. In that realm, few can compare to the GTX1, a machine that was the result of a company called Genaddi Design Group of Green Bay, Wisconsin, converting Ford GT models into roadsters with removable tops. Only around 40 Ford GTX1 conversions are believed to have been created in total, and every once in a while, we see one of these rare machines pop up at auction and subsequently sell for big money. Now, we have another one to add to that list – this 2005 Ford GTX1 that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
This particular Ford GTX1 has a relatively low 16k miles showing on the odometer, and it’s just the second one ever built. It has spent some time in a number of states across the U.S. since it was sold new in Los Angeles, California, but looks no worse for wear today, many years later. On the outside, it’s immediately evident that this is no ordinary Ford GT, thanks to its Mark IV Red without the typical over-the-top racing stripes, along with a bevy of modifications.
That list is quite extensive and consists of things like a color-matched multi-piece carbon-fiber roof panel, a revised engine cover, headrest fairings, a hidden rear bumper, the Genaddi carbon-fiber aero package, scissor door hinges, a rear trunk kit with a color-matched cover, GTX1 fender badges, and red three-piece GTX1 SEMA wheels.
Inside the cabin, one will find some interesting touches such as GTX1-branded floor mats and door sills, along with Sparco seats trimmed in Ebony leather with contrasting silver stitching and ventilation grommets, while the driver’s seat has been lowered by two inches. Power comes from the supercharged Ford 5.4L V8, which in this case has been treated to a Ford Performance upgrade that lifts output to 700 horsepower. A truly rare machine – that also happens to be one of the first of its kind – this Ford GTX1 has already drummed up considerable interest at auction, which bodes well for its final hammer price.