Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

6 Miles.
The Blue and Orange livery worn by the cars of the John Wyer racing teams of the 1960s and ‘70s is one of the most widely recognizable in the world. Back to back wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 (driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi) and 1969 (with Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver), contributed mightily to the reputations of both the car and the charming and talented Wyer, who was a force in international racing for decades. In 2006 Ford added a special limited-edition ‘Heritage’ paint scheme to the exclusive GT that recalled that famous JW Automotive/ Gulf Oil livery of the Le Mans-winning GT40, the “Heritage Edition” Ford GT. Finished in Heritage Blue with Epic Orange stripes and White roundels, this “Heritage” Ford GT is one of 343 produced and, with just 5.8 original miles on the odometer, is quite probably the least-driven and most original of them all.

Presented as Lot F151, this special Heritage Edition Ford GT is scheduled to cross the block at the Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction on Friday, August 16 at 3:30 PM.

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