The first Ford GT in Europe is being resold for £200,000 more than the retail price – despite the fact that no examples have even been delivered here yet.
Supercar dealership Fragopoulos, which is based in Switzerland, has listed the Ford GT for sale, with delivery in September this year and EU specification.
While the standard retail price has not yet been confirmed by Ford, the GT is expected to cost between €500,000 and €550,000, which, at current exchange rates, translates to £429,000 to £472,000.
The dealership’s owner, Simon Fragopoulos, said the first GT it sells will have a premium of €200,000 (£171,000), which means the buyer will pay between €700,000 and €750,000, or £600,000 to £644,000.
Fragopoulos said that, by comparison, in the US, third-party Ford GT retailers were pricing the model from $800,000 to $1,000,000 (£637,000 to £796,000).
With total production of the GT capped at 1000 units, Ford has introduced a detailed selection process for buyers interested in the model. The company says it has picked GT buyers based on responses to a questionnaire, with a preference given to prospective buyers who will drive the car regularly - rather than collectors who may not take it out on to the road or dealers that hope to profit from the car.
A Ford spokesman said: “The first GT application window was in spring 2016 and it will reopen in early 2018. The application process serves as a means to evaluate and select potential customers from a pool of candidates. Special consideration will be provided to loyal Ford customers, including those owning a previous-generation Ford GT.
“Customers will be kept in close, direct contact regarding all details of their order by the Ford GT Concierge Service. No cars have been delivered outside of the US to date. UK Ford dealers will be involved for deliveries and handovers, but none has a car for onward sale."
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