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My new barn find Ford GT

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    Who has custody? The owner of the Ford dealership?
     
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    now I do!
     
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    They are great cars! Enjoy it. That means drive the wheels off it.

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    That is pretty cool. The real question is, are you going to preserve it how it is or drive it?
     
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    not too sure how to approach it, preserve or slightly use it.
     
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    Well since you're the official first owner I guess you have a warranty now in effect to cover the issue of it not starting up. :)
     
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    Wow. Don't want to ask how much. Put a whipple on that sucker and drive it.
     
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    What's the car's back story. How did you find or come across it?
     
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    The car was kept in storage since 2007 and was never moved. I came across it via another car collector/dealer that mentioned that he had discovered it and if I was interested. It took a good 14 months to materialise and for the deal to take place. The only worry now is starting the car up and making sure everything is 110% before we kick it over.
     
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    And don't forget tires, which have aged out, unless you are going to keep the car as a paper weight. I would save the old tires to sell with the car when that day comes as they are now as much a part of the story as the documentation.
     
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    So you own 2 of my favorite cars of all time - F40 / GT.

    I guess there might be more horses in this stable ?

    Great buy !

    Keep those old/ dry Goodyears for posterity, and buy some Bridgestones, to be able to get that power to the ground.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Will definitely be keeping the original tyres as you can see they’re still on the car.

    Trying to keep the car completely original and untouched but performing a complete through service to make sure it runs and lasts another 14 years, as that is the last time it was lubed and fuelled up.

    So far, they’ve drained all fluids and fuel.
     
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    How many times over that 14 months did you hear the words: "I know what I've got." :p
     
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    LOL...!

    The most common phrase.
     
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    #22 gtjoey, Jun 5, 2020
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    Wonderful…….Remember replace the battery and CLEAN THE NEGATIVE GROUND WIRE AND BOLT AND THREAD!
    New Bridgestones and away you go.
    The car is a bullet proof. The real deal 2005/2006
    Whats the vin 05 or 06, if you would liKe more info.
    Good luck with one of the all time greats.
    GTJOEY1314
     
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    Still drooling..
     
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    Majority of the stable are horses, some bulls and the German type of horses
     

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