2017 Ford GT Prospective Owner Aims to Earn His Stripes, Hassle Seems Surreal

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Earlier this week, the Blue Oval got us one step closer to the point where the 2017 Ford GT will be unleashed onto streets by releasing the supercar's online configurator. Nevertheless, before any of those who have $400,000 to spend on Ford's carbon fiber toy gets to dreaming about owning one, we need to remind you about the application process the automaker has introduced to ensure its new halo machine ends up with owners who cherish it.
We've already talked about the process, but we're now back on the topic to see what exactly qualifying in terms of the internet means. Let's take the Ford guy in the video below, for example (the first clip is the 60-second version of the "big picture," which has around four minutes).

Judging by his age and attire, you'd be tempted to say this man is trying to pass as a Ford veteran. Well, you'd be right. After all, the guy does own a 2005 Ford GT, one that happens to be at the center of a YouTube video with almost one million views.

Back in the day, the man bought a 1966 Shelby GT350, but didn't get his peace until he converted the car to SCCA spec and took it racing. And he's got the photos to prove it.

Ford wants future GT owners to act as brand ambassadors, using their machines instead of treating them like garage queens for making easy money. Which is why Jay here also shows pictures that back up his 10-car-shows-per-year claim.

Heck, one of the man's neighbors even turned to Reddit to ask for support. The idea is to increase the number of views for the... owner audition video below - the clip has been made with DtRockstar1, the same car spotter who recorded the viral video mentioned above, which, by the way, you'll find at the bottom of the page. While this isn't the web's most popular piece of Ford GT footage, it certainly has its merits.

Ford plans to limit the GT production to 250 cars per year and this guy aims to grab one of those machines. While we wish him the best of octane luck, we hope Ford's way of keeping speculators at bay is effective, so the almost surreal hassle (we'll probably get more and more of these applications soon) of these half-millionaires won't be in vain.

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