Pictures of the crash posted on social media by a Florida resident show the blue and orange coupe’s mangled front on a sidewalk.
A police report obtained by Road & Track magazine said that Robert Guarini, 司机, lost control of the vehicle while shifting gears and was “unfamiliar with how to drive stick shift,” but Guarini reportedly said the accident was actually caused by a combination of old tires and slick pavement.
“I don’t want people to think I was racing at 90 英里每小时,” Guarini told the automotive news outlet. “I was going 35 mph.”
The Gulf Oil Heritage Edition Ford GT was reportedly purchased at an auction last month for $ 704,000.
一个 profile on the auction company’s website says it 550 horsepower and can accelerate 0-60 英里每小时 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 220 英里每小时.
Guiarini couldn’t be reached for comment on Tuesday evening.