Fort Shelby GR-1 Concept

Coming up for auction at RM Auctions is one of only two Ford Shelby GR-1’s ever produced! Based on the Ford GT platform, the GR-1 concept is a front-engine, two-seat, fastback supercar whose design pays homage to the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe. Its athletic shape and muscular proportions give the GR-1 the allusion of speed and strength even when standing still. The race-inspired design is forward-looking while retaining its Shelby heritage.

Like the Daytona Coupe, Ford’s concept has a beautifully long hood that blends seamlessly with the teardrop-shaped cabin. Up front, the large air dam is complemented by two large hood vents. Beneath its muscular arches, the GR-1 sits on elegant, 12-spoke 19″ wheels inspired by the original ’64 Shelby. The dramatic fenders give the GR-1 a very aggressive stance that is further enforced by its curvaceous rear haunches. Defining the rear of the car is the distinctive Kamm tail that is finished with additional vents, quad exhaust ports and unique vertical tail lamps.

Blah blah – that’s great, but how fast will it go!?  Oh – yea – it’s a platform model, so it has no engine or drivetrain.  Huh – well, that’s okay.  I’ll just sit in it and look cool.  Yea…. about that – there’s no interior either.

It is going to be a great garage show piece though, expecting to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000.  Just go get yourself a Ford GT and finish this bad boy yourself!

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