Ford GT Heritage Edition For Sale At Cats Exotics
The Ford GT may have had a short lifespan - it lasted only two years - but there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the supercar left an indelible mark in the American auto industry. No more is that evident than in the limited edition Ford GT Heritage Edition. Limited to just 343 units, the GT Heritage Edition separated itself from other Ford GTs because of its Gulf livery, the same body finish the Ford GT40 had when it won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1969. These days, the GT Heritage Edition has become increasingly collectible, having sold in auctions in excess of $300,000 in the past. The “sought-after” status attached to the GT Heritage Edition will again be on full display as another example of this prized collectible is currently being sold at Catsexotics at a price of $374,888.
This particular GT Heritage Edition has 7,617 miles on its odometer and carries the VIN number 1FAFP90S36Y400856. It also has all the available options from the factory, including the lightweight aluminum BBS wheels, McIntosh stereo system, and most importantly, the Heritage Gulf paint livery. According to the seller, the car has been involved in an accident in the past, but the damage sustained was limited to the passenger side wheels so the body of the car has never been touched. The wheels were eventually replaced through an insurance claim.
Other than that, everything about the GT Heritage Edition justifies the six-figure price tag attached to it. The body of the supercar also features HID headlights and Eagle F1 Supercar tires that have less than 2,000 miles on them. Likewise, the interior has leather-trimmed carbon fiber seats and standard air conditioning. It also retains the same 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
Those interested in buying a Ford GT Heritage Edition now have a chance to do so. The only question is whether they’re willing to pony up that much money for a car that’s seen its share of adventures.
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Why it matters
It’s a Ford GT Heritage Edition. It’s as simple as that. Granted, it’s not as new as the one that was sold in Monterey, California back in 2013. That one had less than six miles on its meter. Nevertheless, Ford GT Heritage Edition models are about as rare and as collectible as any American car in history.
I personally don’t have that much money to spend on a car so I’m pulling myself out of this race. But, if somebody has the money to pay for the car, I’m not going to stop them from making what I believe is a very good purchase regardless of how much miles it has on its record.
Like I said, Ford GT Heritage Edition models don’t find themselves on the selling block that often. More importantly, they don’t stay long on the selling block either. An auto collector with enough change in his pocket will scoop this model up faster than it takes the car to go from 0 to 60 mph. That collector isn’t going to pay any mind to the car’s history.
I hope that whoever buys this particular GT Heritage Edition will have a good place for it. I hope he takes care of it and treats it like the automotive royalty that it is. There aren’t that many American supercars that deserve that kind of attention. The Ford GT, especially the Heritage Edition, is one of the few American supercars that does.
Read our full review on the Ford GT here.