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Ex-Jenson Button Ford GT for sale

Published 08 February 2017

A 2005 Ford GT first owned by British racing driver Jenson Button is heading to auction. The car, which is for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale, could fetch up to £300,000 later this month.

This Ford GT is one of five vehicles, out of only 101 supplied to Europe, that were marked ‘VIP’. It was then allocated to Button in May 2005, who took delivery through Swiss Ford GT dealer Grimm in Geneva in August 2005. The car was subsequently UK registered in 2006 and will be sold on 25-26 February.

‘The Ford GT is part of a rare class of modern cars that instantly become collectable, and have become more and more sought after,’ explains Will Smith, Silverstone Auctions sales manager.

Built on a lightweight aluminium chassis coated in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminium body panels, the car is finished in the evocative colour combination of white with blue racing stripes.

2005 Ford GT Ex Jenson Button (2)

Power comes from a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It hit 0-60mph in approximately 3.5 seconds, with a maximum speed of 205mph.

The current owner bought the car in 2011 and today the odo reads 8350 miles. A history file includes stamps and invoices from 'Mountune' and two services by Ford GT experts GT101, as well as copies of the order form signed by Button.

Prior to the auction, the car will be delivered to GT101 for a fresh service and check over. Prospective bidders are welcomed to contact Silverstone Auctions to arrange early viewings.

To find out more about visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.

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