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Canadian crash requirements, the

nose is made of denser foam, and the

optional Macintosh stereo is not avail-

able on Canadian cars. The price was

$287,500, which was about market

price for a U.S built car. But the mar-

ket seems to value Canadian cars

about 15% less than U.S. cars. Still, it

was a 3000-mile car in perfect condi-

tion with all the documentation. It still

had the window sticker and assembly

line stickers on the car! So I thought I

would move forward with the pur-

chase. Then I found out that the air

bag recall requires additional docu-

mentation from the manufacturer in

order to be imported. That was more

work than I wanted to do, so I decided

to pass on this car and move on. After

all, there were a lot of cars to choose


The next reply from the Ford GT

forum was from a car with the same

price as the Canadian car, also in the

hands of the original owner, and lo-

cated on the east coast. It was a 2000-

mile car with many of the modifica-

tions (shifter, pulley, tune, exhaust)

that I intended to do to my GT. It also

had the very cool bumper delete, and

all of the take-off parts were included.

However, it didn’t have much docu-

mentation like the window sticker or

owner’s manual. And one key was

missing. I wrote a purchase agreement

that held back some funds until the

owner obtained the missing items,

which are readily available. Unfortu-

nately, the owner did not agree to that

stipulation, and after he drove it for

the inspection and registration, he

pulled it off the market. I received an

email that he fell back in love with the

car, which he rarely drove, and decided

not to sell. On to the next one!

There are three high volume Ford

GT dealers in the United States. I was

in contact with all three with the spec-

ifications of the car I was searching

for. I missed a 10,000-mile car at Elite

Auto in Arkansas for $250K. That was

a higher mileage car, but at least I

wouldn’t have to worry about putting

miles on it. Before I realized the mar-

ket was moving up, I missed another

Elite Auto car with 900 miles at

$310K. American Supercars had a

four-option white car arriving. How-

ever, it ended up being the same car on

the east coast that the owner decided

to keep. Automotive Consulting Com-

pany from Houston had a 400-mile,

white, four-option, red caliper car. It

was perfect, and the price reflected it

at $340K. Although they came down in

price on the car, it was still more than

I wanted to spend and it was a car that

belonged in a collection and not driven

on the street.

The third and last Ford GT forum

reply was from a four-option white car

with a $295K price with relatively low

miles. Speaking with the owner, I

thought this could be the one so I got

on a plane to take a look. The sale was

dependent on a professional inspection

by someone of my choosing, which was

the GT Guy, Rich Brooks. Rich is the

guru on Ford GTs. His shop outputs

superb quality, and he communicates

every step of the way, including pic-

tures. I was confident that this car

would pass inspection, so I shipped it

to Rich in Detroit. Unfortunately, the

car did not pass my very stringent in-

spection requirements. So the deal

was undone and I moved on to the

next one.

The other car I decided to liqui-

date from my collection was a black

2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca. It was a

900-mile car that my son Kyle and I

purchased new when he was eight

years old. He went through the entire


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