Owning Ford GT is an onerous task and only few lucky people can actually manage to get their hands on it. Since, it has lengthy application process and because of high demand, rejection is almost certain. Purchasing a used Ford GT is almost as difficult and celebrity such as John Cena can vouch for it. When he tried to see his muscle car, he has to face legal consequences. Mecum Auction who sold it faced legal action, but thankfully, the judge ruled them in their favor. 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition is being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on 19th of January.
The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition comes with Gulf Oil Livery and is first of the Heritage Editions (VIN 001). This special edition pays tribute to the GT40s that won at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. Apart from Gulf Livery, 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition comes with exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with a high-gloss dark stainless finish. Cabin of 2019 GT Heritage Edition comprises of Black Alcantara interior that is contrasted by blue and orange stitching on the steering wheel and seats. Additional highlights consist of anodized paddle shifters, dark stainless accents and exposed matte carbon fiber.
Proceed from this auction will be donated to United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Ford is expecting that it will sell for sizeable amount. Joe Hinrichs who is company’s President of Global Operations said that the proceeding will advance the mission to make lives better of the community. As a tribute for 1968 win, hood and doors exposed with carbon fiber comes in the shape of number 9. In recognition to 1969 win, buyers can opt for number ‘6’ graphics. The 6 and 9 graphics is also available on the door panels. 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition comes with mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers 647hp and 746Nm of torque. The engine is mated with seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.