Ford is auctioning off the first of their 2019 Heritage Edition GTs in January with all proceeds going to the United Way.
We recently heard from Ford that they would be opening up applications for the Ford GT and continuing production into 2020. We also heard that Ford would create a special run of Heritage Edition GTs that celebrate the car’s, well, heritage. And also how they mopped the floor with Ferrari’s face those four times at Le Mans in the ‘60s.
Normally you’d have to apply to buy one of Ford’s coveted supercars, but now there’s going to be one car that will be available to anyone. All you need to have is very deep pockets.
The very first Heritage Edition GT produced will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction on January the 19th, 2019. Rather than needing half a million dollars and a ton of Instagram followers, now you just need several times that amount and some free time in the middle of January.
VIN #1 will wear the same orange and baby blue Gulf Oil racing livery that the 1968 and 1969 GT’s did when they won their 24 Hours of Le Mans races. It’ll also wear the same number 9 graphic on the hood, doors, and interior door panels.
Other unique customizations for this special one-off car include 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts and exposed carbon fiber A-pillars.
On the inside, the steering wheel, seats, instrument panel, pillars, and headliner all get wrapped in black Alcantara. Contrasting blue and orange stitching adorns the seats and steering wheel, while the paddle-shifters come in clear, polished anodized metal.
And best of all, all proceeds from the sale will go to helping the Michigan chapter of the United Way.
“The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition instantly became one of the most anticipated cars in the world with its famous paint scheme,” said Ford president of global operations Joe Hinrichs. “This car’s amazing history should help the United Way for Southeastern Michigan raise a lot of money to advance their mission of helping make lives better in our communities.”
So remember to book off January 19th to go buy an extremely expensive Ford GT. It might be your only opportunity to ever do so. Well, until someone breaks their contract and auctions off their GT illegally.