2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 design study comes full circle.
Initially shown in 2005 as a non-functional fiberglass model, the George Saridakis-penned GR-1 was inspired by Carroll Shelby’s Cobra Daytona Coupe, and later given a fully-functioning twin. The second variant debuted at the Detroit Auto Show and was built from a Ford GT chassis and included a full interior with cobra details, a 500bhp 6.4-liter V10, and hand-formed, highly polished aluminum body panels (below).
The first, non-functioning GR-1 design study will be auctioned by RM Auctions on August 19th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which coincidentally, is where it initially debuted just six years earlier. RM is looking to fetch $150-200k for this piece of concept history with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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