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What It’s Like Unboxing A 1-of-1 ‘Beauberry’ Ford GT

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The internet is full of these ASMR unboxing videos where millions of people watch someone unwrap a new iPad. I love the sounds — the zip of the plastic and the crunch of packaging as it crinkles. It’s so satisfying! Galpin’s new “Beauberry” Ford GT just showed up and someone suggested we make a car ASMR video like we used to do for “Car Kings,” and I loved the idea. So please enjoy this video of me unwrapping a car.

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The first question you’re going to have is: Where did this color come from? As you might have guessed, this is not a stock paint option. It was actually inspired by these little silk dresses my wife bought for my daughters when they were two and three years old. They were sort of a Chinese-inspired design with butterflies and one of them was this amazing fuchsia color.

I’d initially intended to use this color on a SEMA project but it didn’t quite work out. I was at Pebble Beach in 2017 and saw Michael Fux and his stunning “Fux Fuchsia” McLaren 720s and immediately regretted not painting a car that color. Michael then did a similar treatment to a Rolls-Royce and I showed that to my dad, Bert, and we decided we should paint a Ford GT in a similar color.

We have a great paint setup at Galpin Auto Sports and we experimented until we got what I felt was the right hue. That sample was sent off to Multimatic in Canada (the company that builds the car) to see what their staff could do. When they sent a color sample back it had the label “Beauberry” and it looked absolutely perfect. Would I name a color after myself? Absolutely not. Would I make them change it? Well, clearly I didn’t…

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That was about a year ago, or more, and we’ve been waiting this entire time. When it showed up it was even better than I expected. A friend knew what I was doing and was convinced it was going to look terrible, but when he saw the car he had to admit he was wrong. [Editor’s Note: The car, in person, is genuinely stunning. -DT].

I’m absolutely in love with the car. It’s hit me in a way that no other modern car has hit me and it’s my all-time favorite color on an automobile. In the sun it really bounces from hot pink to fuchsia with this really deep, rich color spectrum. It’s hard to capture it in pictures. It’s even harder to even see when you’re inside. But stand outside of it and you’ll be amazed.

Unboxing this car was way more fun and satisfying than it should have been. Just absolutely goofy. I even screwed it up when I tried to pull a tag and it broke off in my hand, but we kept it in there because that moment (and screwing up in general) is just perfectly Autopian.

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BigThingsComin
BigThingsComin
1 year ago

I think you need to offer Galpin Specials in that color for your full model line. I’d buy one.

Jason B
Jason B
1 year ago

Great video, short and sweet! You can really tell the depth of color from the two photos in the article. The inside vs outside color shifts so dramatically it barely looks like the same car.

JC 06Z33
JC 06Z33
1 year ago

Missed this one yesterday. I love flashy colors on flashy cars, and I love paint that really comes to life in the sun like Mazda’s Soul Red. I bet it’s absolutely stunning outside!

Pyroholtz
Pyroholtz
1 year ago

@$skaycog-bait, as Exage03040 said, $kaybait.

leob1
leob1
1 year ago

Hopefully it looks better IRL.

Bork Bork
Bork Bork
1 year ago

Beautiful (heh) color, painted mine in a similar color but that exists just in Forza.

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
1 year ago

If only you could push that new car smell through my speakers.

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
1 year ago

While Beau is unboxing this, David is still unboxing his Nash gaskets…

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
1 year ago

That is a stunning car. Excellent color choice.

Beer-light Guidance
Beer-light Guidance
1 year ago

Congratulations! You must have sold a crap-ton of Mary Kay last year!

(Just kidding, I really do love the color)

Huibert Mees
Huibert Mees
1 year ago

Nice one Beau. My favorite part is the “shit” when the airbag tag rips! Too good!

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 year ago

My favorite part is the (I think) passenger side airbag notice tag that rips off.

B/c if it is what that is, I’m sure it’s the same tag you’d find on your new Maverick, Bronco, or whathaveyou from Ford.

One of the best parts about the GT for me is how at its roots, it’s no bespoke luxury good…I may be wrong, but I’m betting one can find & pick up the right oil filter at a retail establishment easily enough. This street-legal racecar comes from a company that builds millions of everyday cars that you can see around the world, doing everyday things.

That Ford is capable of producing something so beautiful and amazing like the GT but also at the same time my humble (but fun) Focus always makes me happy.

415s30
415s30
1 year ago
Reply to  Beau Boeckmann

Tesla?? Exotic?? They are boring tic tacs that all look to the same, I guess you could argue exotics are often built like crap so maybe that is what you are referring to.

V10omous
V10omous
1 year ago
Reply to  Beau Boeckmann

Maybe currently, but it wasn’t that long ago that you could buy a Viper ACR and a Ram 3500 in the same dealership (and many did).

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
1 year ago
Reply to  V10omous

Plus the Magnum Station Wagon

Phuzz
Phuzz
1 year ago
Reply to  Beau Boeckmann

If you really stretched the definition you could include Jaguar-Land Rover in that list. Land Rover still make commercial vehicles (although I suspect they’ve now mostly priced themselves out of that market).
Toyota have just announced a supercar, which is about the only type of vehicle that they don’t already make, and Honda also make pretty much everything.

The Toecutter
The Toecutter
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

It would be nice if Ford would try to produce an affordable version of this car instead of a low-volume “exclusive” for rich people. Companies ALWAYS use price discrimination in their cars. Not only is there a geometric relationship between horsepower and MSRP if you were to plot every make and model of car on a graph, if you want supercar looks, they make you pay supercar prices, even though there’s nothing inherently more expensive about making a car with that sort of styling. Imagine if this came with a turbo 4-cylinder variant that used conventional build materials and it had Miata-like production volume and a resultant Miata-like price tag. It would be pure sex on wheels and people of ordinary financial means could aspire to it.

DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
1 year ago

Hell, Beauberry would make a 1995 Ford Aspire a banger.

DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
DubblewhopperInDubblejeopardy
1 year ago
Reply to  Beau Boeckmann

But, the Aspire’s original pink was horrendous. Like a 1970s NYC hooker pink.

Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
1 year ago

I think the best spot in the video for being able to grasp the color is in the top-down shot where you’re pulling the door closed. You can really see the color hues shift as the angles move relative to the camera’s view.

Andrew Wyman
Andrew Wyman
1 year ago

That is a beautiful color. Will the interior receive any special treatment, or are you going to keep the color to the outside? A splash of color inside could be delightful.

Outofstep
Outofstep
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew Wyman

Beauberry stitching would probably look amazing with the white interior

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