Famous Top Gear Star Jeremy Clarkson Sells His Infamous 2005 Ford GT
The World’s Sheistiest Fort GT Up for Grabs
Jeremy Clarkson has previewed and operated many famous vehicles, but one of his own is going up for sale. His infamously tragic 2005 Ford GT is finally running and doesn’t want to be stopped. With an incredibly low number of miles on it, around 60 to be more exact, one might think it was an incredible find. However, when you hear the story for yourself, you may think twice about opening your pocket book.
The first sign of trouble came after shooting an episode of Top Gear, when the new prized GT refused to start. The non-responsive push start button was caused by an immobilizer that rendered the car useless. Jeremy was caught on tape by the show’s film crew as he painfully came to the conclusion his GT may not have been worth two years of hype. After getting the car back to Ford, the issue was promptly resolved and given back to Clarkson running perfectly. Unfortunately, that very night another problem surfaced.
Late at night after thinking the one and only issue was resolved, Clarkson and his family were rudely awoken by a screeching car alarm (and yes, it was his car). Nothing screams buyers’ remorse more than sleep deprivation caused by a faulty car alarm. Too pour a little salt on his wounds, the vehicle’s security system then alerts you via text message that the car is being vandalized or stolen. The next morning, the problems continued.
Driving the next day, Clarkson was interrupted several times by the anti-theft system. That same text message turned into a call, as he was being accused of stealing his own vehicle. Needless to say, Ford wasn’t off the hook. Clarkson promptly returned the vehicle and turned around to purchase THE SAME GT once the issues were long gone.
While you might be asking yourself why he would do such a thing, you must realize that he is a very tall man, who has dreamed of having a GT he can fit in. Jeremy’s car is number 1,664, and is now listed for sale. There were 2,011 of these models ever produced. Between its rarity and low mileage, it is anticipated that Clarkson’s GT will sell for around $300,000.
You can watch the entire story featured on Top Gear in this video: