Looking to buy a Ford GT, but don't want to wait in line? There's a brand-new 2019 going up for auction in January, wearing the most appropriate Gulf Oil colors, and the proceeds are going to a great cause.
that it's auctioning off this gorgeous 2019 GT Heritage Edition at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction on January 19th in Scottsdale, AZ. This is VIN 001, the very first 2019 Heritage Edition, painted in Gulf livery as a 50th anniversary tribute to the Gulf-sponsored GT40 that won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969—the only post-war car to take two victories at Le Mans, wrapping up Ford's four consecutive wins at the famed race.
While the 2019 Heritage Edition doesn't actually have the word "Gulf" anywhere on it, the signature color combo is well known to any racing fan. The package includes exposed carbon fiber accents including the A-pillars, as well as a special dark stainless finish on the wheels and silver caps on the rear view mirrors.
Previous Heritage Edition GTs wore the red-and-white livery of the GT that won Le Mans in '67, driven by Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt.
Proceeds from the auction of this 2019 GT will go to United Way for Southeastern Michigan. It's a favorite charity among Detroit automakers: this summer, Fiat Chrysler auctioned off the very last Dodge Viper and Demon, sending a cool $1 million to United Way. Given that previous auctions have seen GT prices go as high as $1.8 million, we have to assume this Heritage Edition will bring a hefty donation to the charity.