How I Bought A Ford GT For $0

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I just bought a 2005 Ford Gt – here is how much it was, why the car made sense to buy, and how it might end up costing me $0 to own – Enjoy! Add me on Instagram: GPStephan

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See, even though most of you know me as a frugal, financial minimalist who stretches the value of a dollar in every way possible…deep down, I’m obsessed with cars. When it comes to myself, I want to make a distinction: I DON’T mind spending money on things as I enjoy, AS LONG as I believe I’m getting a good deal, or I’m buying something that will hold its value.

See, when most people think about buying a car, they see it as a DEPRECIATING ASSET – meaning, its value goes DOWN over time until, eventually, it winds up in a scrap-yard or repurposed for parts…but, not this.

Certain cars defy the gravity of depreciation, and – just like owning a piece of real estate, or a stock in a successful company – cars CAN, and very much DO – go up in value the longer you own them. In fact, when I started digging deeper – certain cars have even outperformed the stock market, and have made their owners quite a lot of money. 

In 2016, it was reported that the value of classic cars increased by 40% in 2014, and by nearly 400% since 2005…not to mention, these cars topped the list for the highest demand “Alternative asset,” outpacing both art and coins….for many, classic cars were seen as a store of value that would appreciate over time. 
Then – In 2018, Bloomberg reported that an early employee of Microsoft sold his 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $48.4 million dollars, more than 25% higher than the previous record just a few years prior. Hegarty analyzed that the returns for a vintage Ferrari were roughly 300% during the same time that the stock market was up 158%, even with dividends re-invested.
Last year, in 2020, was more of the same, with booming demand for car sales above $1 million dollars.…that was when 18 Hegarty Analysts proposed their top 10 bullish “investment grade” cars that were likely to continue going up in value…and on that list was this very 2005 Ford GT. 

Now, obviously – I want to say that I’m not buying this car expecting for it to outperform the stock market, or to be a better return than real estate…I’ll be honest, I would be SHOCKED if this beat a traditional investment, anytime soon…but, for me, as I started researching the car…I began to realize more and more that this was something I could own, ENTIRELY FOR FREE, while getting to enjoy it at the same time. 

I was also specifically interested in THIS car because of it’s affordable maintenance…despite it looking like a space-ship, it’s still a Ford car, with Ford parts, and Ford reliability. It’s nowhere near the maintenance cost of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, or pretty much any other high end car.

Now, as far as the financials of this car that I’m sure you want me to talk about: the final sales price was $306,000, registration is about $500 per year, and insurance is another $1500 per year. Assuming I drive this 1000 miles per year, at 15 miles per gallon…gas should be about $200 per year, and barring any unexpected maintenance…the total out of pocket cost, on average, should be $183 per month. 

With tax depreciation, however – that could lead to a $22,000 savings, which would completely cover the out of pocket expense of ownership. If the value goes up, I make money – if it stays the same, it costs me nothing, and if it goes down…I still got to own a piece of automotive history without breaking the bank. 

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  1. Avatar nicholas dean says:

    As I look at my dream car Toyota FJ Cruiser. With decade old FJ still over 30k… With over 100k miles.

  2. Avatar MrAuswillow says:

    When most of us are bleeding money over the past few weeks the timing of this video feels to be in poor taste. Just my opinion.

  3. Avatar nicholas dean says:

    Is it really a selling point? Using parts from the Ford focus? One of the cheapest least reliable cars you can buy? 5:10

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Not really!!

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

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  4. Avatar Willswill says:

    dont mind me, im just here planting the flag before this video goes crazy viral

  5. Avatar trooper59 says:

    I pay around the same for my 2010 f150 for insurance, with no accidents and a clean drivers abstract lol

    Canada sucks for insurance

  6. Avatar Lets Talk Code says:

    If you write off the depreciation once you sell it you pay capital gains on the difference. Making that income taxable again for that year.

  7. Avatar Jorge Rodriguez says:

    So wait…
    you still had to BUY the car right?

  8. Avatar Dustin Dodge says:

    Nevada gets better with every episode!

  9. Avatar Barsaa says:

    But what’s your daily driver 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Text my expert on wat sap…
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  10. Avatar Red Hood says:

    You did it! You crazy son of a ****. You did it. 😨
    Congrats man, really happy for you! 👏🏼

  11. Avatar Kevin Fritsch says:

    You could also make an old style video of doing a drive in the car! An old twist!

  12. Avatar Jose Cañas says:

    Good history lesson bro! Impressive stuff with this Ford GT.

  13. Avatar ChaoticMatters says:

    Graham definitely just watched Ford v Ferrari lol

  14. Avatar Daddy Debt says:

    Time for a Nio EP9!

  15. Avatar Brad Snyder says:

    My absolute favorite car! I will own it one day.

  16. Avatar Edward Regalado says:

    I truly enjoyed your analyses on the Ford. Can you do a similar analysis on the 2009 Aston Martin please. Thx.

    • Avatar Edward Regalado says:

      Thank you for reply. I would truly, greatly appreciate your analysis on the 2009 Aston Martin DBS. I feel in love with the car when I saw it in the James Bond Film Casino Royal and in the intro of Skyfall. If possible, please provide your thoughts and your investment recommendations on cost of maintenance, and if it’s a good investment. Thank you.

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      @Edward Regalado okay good you can hit me up directly for further assistance on earning if you’re interested

  17. Avatar Benjamin Friedman says:

    I wanna see graham’s reaction on the returns you can get with historic rifles

  18. Avatar Spencer Kenyon says:


  19. Avatar eclock says:

    NNNOOOOOO. You should have ended the video with B roll of the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Avatar raid shadow says:

    I would double check your auto insurance. There is no way you have Agreed Value with a limit of 300k at $1,500 a year. You’re likely in for a big surprise on the cost to insure once you look into this.

  21. Avatar Betoven Radjouki says:

    Graham between 2:50-4:40 your main theme piano 🎹 song 🎶 would like to know who the artist of it , thank you 🙏🏾 sir

  22. Avatar Drippy Htx says:

    What a beauty, congrats

  23. Avatar Eli Boites says:

    I love how he can always catch me by the surprise with “astlbftyta” ahahha

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

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  24. Avatar Trent T says:

    1000 miles a year, BULLSHI

  25. Avatar Tony Piela says:

    The ad revenue also pays for the car.

  26. Avatar Revanta Tikku says:

    Congrats on the new car man!! 😍😁

  27. Avatar Randall Robarts says:

    I’m glad I’m not a car fan. I’ll take an old truck that I can work on any day.

  28. Avatar Anthony Rima says:

    Hope to see you drive around in vegas during my cruises!

  29. Avatar Daniel Ospina says:

    How do you sell them for the same price you paid for! Why whould someone Pat you that money instead of buying it new

  30. Avatar Joseph Carrino says:

    The ford movie was really good you guys should check it out

  31. Avatar The TaTtOoed6_9WeIrdO says:

    Fordt GT’S Are SICK.. I Remember when they were 250K … I sat in one .. Im 6′ 1″ it WAS NOT Comfortable but Badass

  32. Avatar Aidan Sunbury says:

    Graham Stephan is the IRS’s worst nightmare

  33. Avatar Guillen says:

    Graham, if you focus too much on not spending money in order to have more money for your future, you will forget to actually enjoy your success!
    Im glad u bought this car

    • Avatar Guillen says:

      @Graham Stephan do something with ur life ◡̈

  34. Avatar Vagabond Wheels says:

    This video should be titled “let’s see how many ads I can pack into a 10 minute vid”

  35. Avatar MitchellMTB says:

    Backdrop for your business lol. Try telling the IRS that.

  36. Avatar AJC4866 says:


  37. Avatar e735star says:

    I love cars too!

  38. Avatar David Williams says:

    wow your insurance is only 100 bucks more than what I pay for my 2011 Lotus Evora…worth about 260K less than the Ford GT lol. i also bought this car used and, if I sell it, will probably realize almost no depreciation. congrats on the car.

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  39. Avatar Dario Miljak says:

    I want this guy to do my taxes!
    A genius and living proof of the power of the mind!

  40. Avatar Richard Searfoss says:

    Ford GT great purchase, holds it’s value well!

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Thanks for the comment get yourself into cryptocurrency ( bitcoin & Eth ) and make good return’s 🚀.

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  41. Avatar Jonathon Johnson says:

    Cool man. Now let me know how to pay the car insurance for $0. Thanks.

  42. Avatar Guillen says:

    I never understand how his math works or even what it means.
    Can someone smart explain pls😄

  43. Avatar Chelsea Shepard says:

    He gets a like just for saying Nevada correctly.

  44. Avatar Tempted Adverse says:


  45. Avatar Ram Family says:

    You have weird taste in cars lotus & now Ford GT just don’t like how they look

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

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  46. Avatar Jose Barrios says:

    As a cpa that write off seems like a stretch haha

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Thanks for the feedback experience difficulty or you want to in*ves*t + 1 ( 7 2 0 ) 5 9 9 *8 5 *1 0
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  47. Avatar fruzzle says:

    let me save you 10 minutes, he sucked the guy off for the car

  48. Avatar Roy MacGregor says:

    Could we get a student loan refinancing video?

  49. Avatar -星空飛翔 says:

    Why can u sell it with the price u paid, no one will cut price?

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Appreciate your comment 👍

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

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  50. Avatar Kevin Quinn says:

    Vehicle registration, another reason to move to Nevada.

  51. Avatar Nope Nope says:

    I’d rather die than diversify

  52. Avatar Christina Ryan says:

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    • Avatar Christina Ryan says:

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  53. Avatar Nope Nope says:

    It was Henry Ford the 2nd not the OG Henry Ford 😂

  54. Avatar Devin Saunders says:

    The man has alot of great points. Well played sir.

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Thanks ❤️!

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  55. Avatar Bogus says:

    Click bait!!!!

  56. Avatar achilles says:

    ill never forget when I was about 10 years old or so, It was a Saturday afternoon going to return some movies at block buster when I saw a red ford GT with white stripes park right upfront at the curb and the guy just casually hop out and return his movie as well.

    blew my mind, they’re pieces of art

  57. Avatar Jason Walter says:

    Awesome video and congrats! If you do sell, then the IRS gets you with depreciation recapture.

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Thanks for your comment

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  58. Avatar TommioRS says:

    I’m surprised it took you this long to do this!

  59. Avatar ProHKReflex says:

    Love the car!

  60. Avatar Chris Goebel says:

    I think we need grahams tax prep video

  61. Avatar Ryan Wood says:


  62. Avatar riyo kar says:

    “It’s the best financial mistake, I’ve ever made” that’s the real motivation behind becoming wealthy so I can make few more down the line.

  63. Avatar brian b says:

    Fun fact: Ford’s planes bombed Ferrari’s factory in ww2

  64. Avatar Sebastian Fray says:

    THIS IS… What’s you guys… @dougdemero needs a crossover video.

  65. Avatar Matthew Kaminski says:

    Someone watched Doug Demuro 👀

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

      Thanks for commenting, I will refer you to my trade analyst and accountant to make good income, go more on digital assets.

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  66. Avatar Matt Nadolecki says:

    the title of the video is totally misleading, the car was not bought for $0, this is a scam

  67. Avatar wendell says:

    Stradman influence

  68. Avatar asl2g4u says:

    I love that youre a fan of Doug demuro. You should do a collab/crossover event where you analyze his investments and he analyzes your garage!!

  69. Avatar Karl-Rick Bizoza says:

    Graham in 2025: “How I bought a 2020 Ford GT for 0 Bitcoin.”

    • Avatar Graham Stephen says:

      For investment assistance

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  70. Avatar Boimah Sambola says:

    10min of Graham justifying his atypical purchase of a supercar to show the need to….


  71. Avatar xorbodude says:

    Samcrac has entered the chat

  72. Avatar laziz Mojo says:

    Finally you bought your self a nice car

  73. Avatar Alessio Leli says:

    That is the wrong Herny Ford picture was Hermy Ford II lol

  74. Avatar mr_alias says:

    Blaah, why you have explain something you buy like your subs are your wife lol, “I definitely didn’t buy this because i wanted, it definitely makes financially sense”

  75. Avatar varun kumar says:

    it was not ford it’s his nephew who had a grudge with Ferrari

  76. Avatar Johnny Xiao says:

    Boss af

  77. Avatar Madalitso A Soko says:

    You did this again 🤣🤣🤣

  78. Avatar RandomVideos24 says:

    Yoo 0:34, that’s the gta garage 😳

  79. Avatar j says:

    Hey Graham, I went to purchase the course and the coupon code doesn’t work. Just a heads up

  80. Avatar Frankje01 says:

    Yeah cool story Graham but you forgot to mention that in order to drive this car “for free” you do need to actually have 300K and have an actual business to support the tax write off. Then you have to take into account the loss of investment opportunity in other commodity’s and then you paint an actual realistic picture of what it “costs” to own a Ford GT.

    Nothing wrong with making a cool video or having something to show for your success that you actually feel something about but you’re better than this, dude.

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  81. Avatar AA says:

    Make it like Patrick Adair’s GT, but in your style

  82. Avatar donell knight says:

    So happy he got one 👌🏽 now I can justify all the money I spend on cars 😂🤦🏽‍♂️

  83. Avatar Tyrese Austin says:

    love Bellas lullaby in the back groung

    • Avatar Graham Stephan says:

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  84. Avatar Phoenix Riddle says:

    Background music “lost somewhere in Paris”

  85. Avatar arthur morgan says:

    Hi Graham. So i seen this tik tok where this guy created an app that lets you invest $1 into the company you use when you use them for exp. Buy a bigmac, invest $1 into mcdonalds. I was just wanting to know what you thought about this idea??

  86. Avatar Mert Tanrıverdi says:

    We want a car video driving and doing fun stuff. Congrats

  87. Avatar Hollis Wong says:

    Bye bye. California.

  88. Avatar architektur23 says:

    the registration for a cars is nuts o.O we pay a fee and plates, thats around 50€ and has nothing to do how much the car costs 😀

  89. Avatar rawi vee says:

    Riddle Elric the instrumental

  90. Avatar Truth Seeker says:

    one day when gas fizzles out, these cars wont be worth much undrivable

  91. Avatar Shubham Shaurya says:

    Congrats Mr Stephen 🙂

  92. Avatar Ricardo Milos says:

    This will make miles and shelby proud

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  93. Avatar Barry Michael Doyle says:

    Congrats Graham! 😀

  94. Avatar heavymetaltaxes says:

    If you are depreciating the car on your business taxes, then it’s now a business asset, and should you ever sell it for a higher value, you’d have to recapture all the depreciation you’ve taken as ordinary income + capital gains tax on the excess of your sale price over your purchase price.

    Hope you’re keeping it forever

  95. Avatar Goa says:


  96. Avatar Krasimir Todorov says:

    Graham Theft Auto

  97. Avatar Patrick Freeman says:

    On road GT impressions video please? You could tackle the financial mpg aspect 🤔

  98. Avatar Victor Ulgenes says:

    nice vid, wrong henry ford… it was the second henry ford who dealt with Ferrari

  99. Avatar FinanzTino says:

    Nice, congrats!

  100. Avatar Brandon J-B says:

    More shocked that he knows how to drive a manual!

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