An American has won a R.5 million Ford GT for not knowing how to drive a manual car

An American has won a R$3.5 million Ford GT for not knowing how to drive a manual car


A 50-year-old American, who may be going through a midlife crisis, has become the happy owner of a real automotive gem: the 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition. , with only 343. units produced.

The machine was bought at auction for US$701,000 (about R$3.5 million at the time). However, the joy was short-lived and, not knowing how to drive a car with a manual transmission, the new owner ended up crashing the car.

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Drive at 55 km / h

In an interview with the American “Road&Track” magazine, Robert Guarini, a buyer, explained that the accident happened when he was shifting from first gear to neutral. Furthermore, he clarified that he was not driving his Ford GT when the accident occurred.

A car crashed into a tree and blocked the side of a driveway in Boca Raton, Florida. Credit: John Peddle/Facebook

“I don’t want people to think I was running 150 kilometers per hour,” Guarini said. “I had a speed of 55 kilometers per hour,” he added. However, according to the police in Boca Ratón, Florida, it was not possible to know how fast the car was going at the time of the accident.

The car hit a tree at such a high speed that it deployed the airbags and caused the car to slide in the middle of the road and blocked passers-by. In addition, the Ford GT was not registered and Robert Guarini’s driver’s license was expired, two traffic violations.

The car is still uninsured

In an interview with Road&Track, Guarini admitted that he is not used to driving cars with manual transmission, however, this would not be the only reason for the accident. According to him, the tires were old and the asphalt was dirty and muddy and held badly. When it slipped, instead of going down, the driver increased it and ended up crashing.

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Guarini ended up being fined, in addition to driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance. However, he defends himself and says that the car was covered by an insurance policy, but that the documents were not with him at the time of the accident.

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