Given that its construction marked quite a historical moment in GT history, it was presented to Carroll Shelby as a gift, who at the time was the Ford GT team’s senior tech advisor. The price for the first ever Ford GT? Expectedly not cheap, serious buyers will have to ask the Shelby team on that one.
Rounding out the Workhorse One and Mustangs are a duo of Shelby 289 FIA Cobras (first and 50th), a unique hydrogen-powered 427 Cobra, a prototype Shelby Raptor Baja 700 truck, as well as a pair of 50th Anniversary Shelby Daytona Coupe continuation models (first and 49th built). The first of the Daytona duo was even signed by Bob Bondurant and Peter Brock.
“Historically Shelby has kept very few of its prototype and concept cars,” says Patterson. “Carroll always preferred them to go to private parties to share and drive versus collecting dust in the museum or warehouse.”
Keeping with that legacy, that’s exactly where these legends will go.