This was once valued at $308,000 but can you tell what it is?

A crumpled up mess of steel, cables and mechanical parts has gone up for auction - but can you figure out what it is?

The wrecked heap of metal is up for auction on US car sales site Copart.

According to its listing, it used to be a 2005 black Ford GT with an estimated retail value of more than A$308,000.

A mess of car parts of what used to be a 2005 Ford GT.
This mangled mess of metal used to be a supercar. Source: Copart

Unfortunately, this once mighty supercar isn’t exactly drivable anymore or even remotely recognisable as a car.

“Please note, the following damage may be present on the vehicle: burn – which can be viewed more closely by examining the photos included on this page,” its listing reads.

Photos show one of the wheels appears to be somewhat intact. It’s not clearly exactly how the car came to be in this condition.

A Ford GT 2005 model is pictured in scrap.
It used to be a Ford GT. Source: Copart

Anyone preferring a Ford GT 2005 model in a better condition, albeit with bumper damage, can look at US car sales site Car Gurus, which has one listed at about A$303,000.

For those who haven’t seen the film Ford Vs Ferrari, the Ford GT40, which eventually became the Ford GT model in the 2000s, was the car company’s answer to competing with Ferrari during the Les Mans 24-hour race in the 1960s.

Lamborghinis recalled

In other supercar news, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced recalls of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 manufactured between 2018 and 2021 last week.

Ford GT 2005 sports car on display at the 2019 Concours d'Elegance at palace Soestdijk in Baarn, Netherlands.
A 2005 model Ford GT sports car on display in Baarn, Netherlands. Source: Getty Images

"The hood hinges may loosen and may not hold the hood closed," the ACCC said in the product recall advice.

"The hood may unlatch and flip open or detach from the vehicle.

"If the hood flips open or detaches from the vehicle, there is an increased risk of an accident and injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users."

Automobili Lamborghini SpA will get in touch with the owners of affected vehicles and as parts become available consumers will be able to book an appointment with an authorised Lamborghini dealer to have the hood hinge screws replaced.

Those concerned about their vehicles should check if their vehicle identification number is on this list.

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