This Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition is super rare and up for sale
Hides a real piece of history under the bonnet. A true one of one.
Ford GT customers can only sell their car post 24 months or two years of ownership. Were you aware of this weird rule? I certainly wasn’t. A regulation such as that was put in place to deny customers from utilising the sports car as a money-making machine via market trading. Fortunately, a super rare Ford GT recently completed its probation, and the seller has put it up on sale. Motorsport enthusiasts, this should interest you.
With just 250 miles on the clock, this 2018 Ford GT will be listed for auction by Mecum Auctions at Las Vegas from November 12-14. The GT fans would be quick to deduce this to be a Heritage Edition vehicle but what makes this an ultra-rare offering actually resides under the bonnet.
Nope, not a retuned engine putting out a 100hp more than the standard 647hp. Instead, this is the only vehicle to conjure up something meaningful of its Heritage Edition sticker. Pop the hood and the engine coil cover houses signatures of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, the first all-American team to win Le Mans, instantly making this a one-of-a-kind machine.
Fortunately, when opting for this track machine, you won’t just be paying for a couple of signatures hidden underneath the bonnet. The potential customer also gets the standard twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost engine along with the optional titanium exhaust system so you can make your arrival heard.
But more than the auditory experience, it is the motorsport-inspired Race Red paint with white stripes and Frozen White no.1 graphic livery that would be enough to turn heads. The sporty intent is replicated on the inside as well with equipment like ebony leather-wrapped carbon fibre seats with red accent stitching and a seat-pattern resembling steering wheel installed.
Out on the track, this Ford GT Heritage Edition is capable of cracking the ton in under three seconds while maxing out at 216mph (or 347kph). Those figures are realised courtesy of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission along with active aerodynamics such as the rear wing, pinning the car to the ground.
If you’re someone who would only be taking the car out on weekends, the seller has your vehicle covered for the other days of the week, quite literally. Upon winning the car in the auction, the buyer would also be acquiring two sets of personalised car covers, from which one hasn’t even been unboxed!
Reports claim used Ford GTs easily procures $1 million bids at auctions like these. Add the legendary motorsport signature duo element to the mix, and you’re looking at a price much higher than that. What a time to be a millionaire!