2018 Ford GT, £700-900,000
Er, just a slight price jump now, right into the supercar stratosphere… but then the GT is a cutting-edge supercar in every way, just as its iconic Le Mans-winning GT40/MkII forebear was in period. (Incidentally there’s not a real one of those in the sale this year, but there is an excellent GT Developments replica from 1989 with a guide of £70-100,000).
The 2018 GT has the highest pre-sale estimate of all the cars in this year’s Bonhams Members’ Meeting auction, at 60 times the value of the Ford Pilot – a fact which well illustrates the amazing breadth of performance capability shown by cars wearing the blue oval badge over the decades.
The Ford GT really cranked things when it first appeared in 2015, with its carbon-fibre monocoque, carbon body panels, pushrod suspension and active aerodynamics. Unexpectedly there was no V8, but then the twin-turbocharged V6 engine was hardly short of power at 647bhp, enough for a sub-3.0 second 0-62mph time and a top speed of 216mph.
With awesome looks and expensive (£15,000 as a new car option) matte exposed carbon-fibre body finish, this GT is one of the very few of the 1,000 made that were delivered new to a UK owner. It’s covered just 609 miles and is presented in as-new condition, says Bonhams.
And, a nice touch, its registration plate is: '1966 GT'. Perfect to drive to a Ferrari meet…
Images courtesy of Bonhams.