This limited-run special edition Ford GT celebrates the original GT40’s 1966 Le Mans victory
Following Ford’s recent successful return to Le Mans with the new GT, the company has decided to celebrate with a special edition GT road car, which actually pays tribute to the original GT40s 1966 victory.
Painted in either gloss or matt Shadow Black, the special edition gets some silver stripes and number 2 stickers, making reference to the GT40 of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon – which took the overall win at Le Mans in 1966. Stealing victory from Ferrari, the GT40’s 1-2-3 victory has gone down in history as one of the greatest.
Other changes over the standard car include some exposed carbon fibre parts, and a satin gold clearcoat on the wheels. Inside, the colour scheme continues with black leather and gold details. The seatbelts also get a blue webbing, just like the 1966 racing car.
Ford has attracted an incredible amount of attention with its recently announced GT supercar, and while the company has received more than 6500 applications to buy the GT, it has confirmed that it will build just 250 per year.
While the specifics of the ‘66 Heritage edition specs and pricing haven’t been announced, Ford has said that it will only be offered for the 2017 model year, and it’s thought that only a small number of these will be available in Heritage spec. Prices for standard car haven’t been confirmed, although it’s thought to cost around £250,000, and the Heritage will cost a significant chunk more than this.> Take a look at classic Ford GTs for sale in the classifieds