Here’s your chance to own a limited edition version of the already limited Ford GT supercar

One of the rarest versions of the Ford GT supercar is headed for the auction block, and it could fetch up to seven figures if everything goes as anticipated. A 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition can be all yours provided you have the pockets to afford it. One of these special edition models is headed to a Mecum Auctions event that will run from November 12 to November 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s expected to fetch a king’s ransom considering that used 2018 GT models are already fetching over $1 million in the used (super)car market. Even better, this isn’t your “standard” Ford GT; it’s a Heritage Edition GT that was launched in 2018 and comes with, among other exclusive touches, an engine coil cover that’s signed by drivers Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, the duo that claimed the Le Mans 24 Hours title back in 1967.

How many versions of the Ford GT Heritage Edition are there?

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There are four versions of the Ford GT Heritage Edition that have been released since 2016.

The first GT Heritage Edition paid tribute to the GT40 Mark II that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours.

It was dressed in a Shadow Black exterior color that could be finished in either gloss or matte. It also wore silver stripes, exposed carbon fiber, and a Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics.

A year later, Ford released the second GT Heritage Edition. It’s the same GT Heritage Edition that will be auctioned off at Mecum Auctions in Las Vegas, Nevada this November. We’ll get to that car later.

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In 2018, Ford made it three-for-three. The Blue Oval released the third GT Heritage Edition, and in keeping with the theme of the previous two Heritage Edition GT models, the 2019 GT Heritage Edition sported what is, without question, the most famous paint scheme in the history of motorsports: the Gulf Oil livery. Wearing a two-tone Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange livery, the 2019 GT Heritage Edition also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the GT40’s back-to-back 24 Hours of Le Mans titles in 1968 and 1969.

No Ford GT Heritage Edition models were released in 2019, presumably because the previous GT Heritage Edition already celebrated the 1969 Le Mans title. Turns out, the one-year hiatus was long enough for Ford; just a month ago, the Blue Oval unveiled the newest member of the Ford GT Heritage Edition. Unlike past GT Heritage Edition models, the 2021 GT Heritage Edition does not pay tribute to any of Ford’s Le Mans conquests.

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On the contrary, the 2021 GT Heritage Edition is an homage to the race where the Ford GT40 bagged its first major endurance race victory: the 1966 Daytona 24 Hours.

The 2021 GT Heritage Edition sported a red, white, and bare carbon fiber exterior. Outside of the carbon fiber, the red and white color scheme is a proper tribute to the race car that Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drove to the Daytona 24 Hours title in 1966.

What’s so special about this particular 2018 Ford GT 1967 Heritage Edition?

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It’s a 2018 Ford GT. On that merit alone, this model will already attract a lot of attention, especially when you factor in one of Ford’s many conditions in owning a GT, specifically the condition that an owner cannot sell his Ford GT for a period of 24 months after taking delivery of the supercar.

Break this rule and Ford will rain hellfire on you, as John Cena knows all too well.

Those who took delivery of their 2018MY GTs are now free to sell their models once that 24-month restriction ends.

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This brings us to this 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition that’s going to be up for auction at Mecum Auctions in Las Vegas this November. It’s a special edition GT, which should pump its price even more. It’s dressed in a glossy Race Red paint finish with matching white racing stripes running the length of the car and in various other sections of the GT. Ford’s exposed carbon package is visible throughout the body and the car sits on a set of silver 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with matching red brake calipers peeking from behind the rims. The silver mirror caps are a nice touch, too, as are the round Number 1 race liveries on both doors.

The latter is a nod to the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mark IV that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt drove to victory at Le Mans in 1967.

Inside, the carbon fiber seats are trimmed with leather with matching red accent stitching. Both the steering wheel and the seat belt webbing are also dressed in the vibrant red shade. The paddle shifters, on the other hand, are finished in a much more subtle anodized gray. Carbon fiber is also prominently present in the interior. The door sills, air vents, and center console all sport the good staff. A serialized identification is also included in the special edition GT Heritage Edition, highlighting the supercar’s rarity and outright exclusivity.

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If all these exclusive touches and the status of being a special edition Ford GT aren’t enough, this particular GT Heritage Edition also comes with an engine coil cover that’s signed by both Gurney and Foyt.

There are no engine upgrades in this model, but that should be the least of your worries.

This GT Heritage Edition is powered by the same 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine that produces a whopping 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
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A seven-speed Getrag dual-clutch transmission sends all that power to the two rear wheels, enabling the Ford supercar to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds before maxing out at a top speed of 216 mph.

How much is this going to sell for at the Mecum Auctions event in November?

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Standard 2018 Ford GT models — if you can even call them “standard” — sell for at least $1 million. Special edition ones like the GT Heritage Edition will command higher price tags. That’s a fact. The question is how much? A lot will depend on how much this GT Heritage Edition has been used, and, as luck would have it, Mecum Auctions indicated that it only has 250 miles on its odometer. That’s as good as new, folks.

Knowing that goes a long way in bumping the price up to, say, $1.5 million? Maybe even $2 million? Remember, a 2017 Ford GT 1966 Heritage Edition sold for $1.54 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction last year. That should be the baseline price that you can expect for this 2018 Ford GT 1967 Heritage Edition.

Ford GT 1967 Heritage Edition Specs
Ford GT 1967 Heritage Edition
Engine 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V-6
Horsepower 647 horses
Torque 550 pound-feet
Transmission Seven-speed automatic
0-60 mph 2.8 s
Top Speed 216 mph

Source: Mecum Auctions

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