Have you ever dreamed of buying the 2004 Ford GT 'Confirmation Prototype 1'? If you had no chance to do it before, now you have this opportunity. The CP-1, with the VIN #004, is a fully-functioning prototype of the last-generation GT. The CP-1 will be offered at the Barrett-Jackson auction house on June 25.
CP-1 is a piece of Ford history, as it wears the autographs of 13 members of the original GT design team, including Bill Ford, Carroll Shelby, the GT's Chief Designer Camillo Pardo and Chief Design Engineers. In 2008, the 2004 Ford was purchased by a prominent GT collector, who is the author of the book on the reborn Ford GT. The auction description says that the car has spent the last several years in Ford's museum.
The 2004 Ford GT is a significant prototype, as it is the first one that is fully functional with a full drivetrain and interior. Unfortunately, the car can't be driven legally on a public road. This 550-horsepower 2004 Ford has been fitted with a chip in the engine to restrict top speed to just five miles per hour.