Merkury 4 is a breathtaking bespoke heritage model. The car started life as a three option, solid red Ford GT, was shipped to Detroit, with every aspect of its customization overseen by Camilo Pardo, the chief designer of the 2002 concept Ford GT and the 2005 and 2006 production GT.
Merkury 4 was the third of the eight Camilo Signature Series. The chemically bonded Mirrachrome paint job took a year to complete. The GT is accented with a fluorescent orange Gulf livery, contrasted with satin black rondels and aluminum numbers. Modifications include a second generation Whipple Supercharger and a GTG cold air intake kit that increases the engine’s output to 725 rwhp.
Other upgrades include a GTG “Vintage” bumper delete kit, which relocates the exhaust between the tail lamp like an original Mark II, a ceramic coated Ford racing exhaust, HRE center lock rims, Michelin tires, custom “Ford GT” billet fuel door, billet clamshell center, side clamshell vents, and Penske triple adjustable shocks with custom alignment. Twin sill badges commemorate the build. There is an integrated radar system and a backup camera built into the rearview mirror.
Merkury 4 is heralded as the “favorite signature GT” by Camilo and won the 2015 “Best in Show” award at the 10th Annual Ford GT National Rally in Detroit. The GT comes with only 4,000 miles on the odometer, all original books, two sets of keys and all records, including photographic documentation of the build. It was stored in a climate-controlled garage. Well known in the Ford GT community, even imitated, there is only one MERKURY 4.