2019 Ford GT Carbon Series could break a record on cars and bids

2019 Ford GT Carbon Series could break a record on cars and bids

Enthusiast-focused auction website Cars & Bids recently listed a 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series that could become the most valuable car ever sold. Painted in Liquid Blue, the supercar is one of a handful built with several weight-saving carbon fiber components.

Ford introduced the Carbon Series at the 2018 edition of the SEMA show as the lightest version of its Ferrari-baiting supercar yet—engineers made it about 40 pounds lighter than the standard GT. They achieved this by fitting model-specific engine covers with 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, titanium lug nuts, a titanium exhaust system and polycarbonate panels, among other parts. About 1,350 examples of the GT were built, and Carbon Series-specific production figures were not released, but Ford indicated it could only make one a week.

The example listed on Cars & Bids is a one owner car with almost 10,000 miles on the odometer. It stands out with red exterior accents that nicely complement the Liquid Blue paint and bare carbon fiber stripes, and is listed with an accident-free Carfax report. The auction description lists only two modifications: clear paint protection film on some body and underbody panels and a hardwired dashcam. As far as modifications go, these are the two we’d probably spend money on if we took home this GT Carbon Series when it was new.

Whoever wins this GT will win much more than a rare, 647-horsepower supercar. The sale also includes the new-in-box order kit that Ford sent to reservation holders to help configure their car, scale models, a Lego kit and even a piece of the 2016 Le Mans-winning GT Was.

As of this writing, with six days left in the auction the bid is currently at $701,000 – the highest bid ever received on the platform. If you have a Ford GT-sized spot in your garage, visit Cars & Bids to place a bid. Alternatively, if the GT is outside your realm of interest or out of your budget, the site is host to a surprisingly diverse selection of cars, including a 1983 Lada Niva, a 1984 TVR 280i and a 1992 Citroën BX.

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