Presented by Palm Springs Motors – The 2019 Heritage Edition pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40 with limited edition Gulf Oil tribute racing livery, which is auto racing’s most famous color scheme. Approximately 250 GT’s were built for worldwide distribution in the 2019 model year and of these, only a projected 50 were the Heritage Edition.
Chassis number 031 has 75 original miles and has been displayed at PGA Tour Event, numerous auto shows, the world-renowned “Vault” at Big Horn Country Club and otherwise displayed in an air-conditioned monitored showroom since it has been delivered to the dealership.
The exterior has exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and it has 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts. Orange calipers and silver rearview mirror caps complete the look. This particular Heritage Edition is optioned with the exposed carbon fiber accents featuring No. 9 graphics, which are unique to the 2019 model year only. The No. 9 graphics are featured on the hood and doors, as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels. The “9” is a nod to the Ford GT40’s car number when it won the 1968 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The interior has black alcantara that wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner, and steering wheel. Blue and orange stitching is implemented throughout the seats and steering wheel, with a new seat embossment inspired by the original 1968 Le Mans-winning car as well as clear and polished anodized paddle shifters. Ford even worked on something as minuscule as the upholstery pattern on the seats, proving that no detail is too small for a car that wears such an iconic livery. A few trim pieces were also thrown in for good measure. The paddle shifters, for example, are anodized. The instrument panel, door bezels, and x-brace all wear high-gloss dark stainless-steel finishes. And then there’s the carbon fiber, which you can see adorning the door sills, air vents, and center console.
This GT comes with added bonuses which truly separates this GT from the rest. The carbon fiber door sill is signed by the whole Ford family which is a unique memento to add along with this GT. Also, the vehicle has a full vehicle protective film that was wrapped by Protective Film Solutions ($13,000 addition). Also, there are pictures taken of the actual build of this particular GT.
Finally, a car carrier, valued in excess of $30,000, customized for trailering and working on GT’s comes with this special edition.