No. 48 2017 Ford GT Heads to Mecum Auction Block — Again
For a car so rare and so coveted, it sure seems that nobody wants the No. 48 2017 Ford GT. Having sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in May for a cool $1.65 million and despite the protests of Ford, the Ingot Silver Ford GT is returning to the Mecum auction block in Monterey later this month.
The numbers remain largely the same for the 48th of 250 Ford GTs built for the 2017 model year. It’s got just 8 miles on the odometer, up from 7 miles at the time of its previous listing, which suggests that the purchaser didn’t have a whole lot of fun with their boon (more on this in a bit). It’s expected to sell for an estimated $1.7 million to $1.9 million, which would be just a tad more than its previous gavel price and about four times more than the original $450,000 price tag.
Despite Ford’s efforts to minimize buyers’ ability to resell the Ford GT — up to and including suing professional wrestling legend and former Mister-Nikki-Bella-to-be John Cena — the No. 48 Ford GT seems to have quite the history. Per a VIN report run by friend of Jalopnik Bozi Tatarevic, the GT originally belonged to a fella by the name of Jack Miller, who received the title for the vehicle in August of last year. Miller then sold the Ford GT to one Michael J. Flynn — the initial is an important distinction so as to clarify that this is not the former National Security Advisor. Flynn then got the GT into the hands of Mecum.
After the May auction, the Ford GT appeared on the Facebook page of a rare and vintage auto dealer in Arlington, Texas, who then listed it on the duPont Registry for a cool $2 million. Now, it’s heading to Monterey where, who knows, maybe someone will actually buy it and enjoy it? Just as long as it’s not Tim Allen.
The Mecum Monterey 2018 auction runs from Aug. 23-25.