2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition pays homage to the legendary LeMans winning car in 1966 with which Ford ushered in its winning streak at Le Mans. The Ford GT40 with starting number 2 under the drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon clinched overall victory in the LeMans 24 Hours.
In 1966 Ford celebrated the legendary triple victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The teams Bruce McLaren/Chris Amon, Ken Miles/Denis Hulme and Ronnie Bucknam/Dick Hutcherson drove the GT40s on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Exactly 50 years later - in 2016 - there was another 24 hour race at Le Mans and again Ford celebrated a remarkable victory. One of the four GT racing cars with 3.5 liter EcoBoost engines used by Chip Ganassi won the LMGTE Pro class.
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is characterized by special color combination in the interior and exterior as well as an independent rim design. The special model was available in the exclusive “Shadow Black” paint with silver racing stripes. Parts of carbon were available exclusively for the special series.
The '66 Heritage Edition can also be recognized by the starting number 2 on the front hood and on the gullwing doors. The Ford GT logo is also embossed on the headrests and the steering wheel.
As with the 1966 racing car, the steering wheel has a leather cover, while the seat belts are made of blue fiber material in the classic way.
One-piece, gold-painted forged aluminum wheels in 20-inch format with black wheel nuts underline the racing look.
Each example of the '66 Heritage Edition also has the "# 2" design on the inside of the door and each car has a special badge with the individual serial number. This Ford GT has the chassisnumber H123.
The here shown Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition was ordered by its first German owner in spring 2017 and delivered to him in January 2018.
Today the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is with his second owner and is in a great, well-kept and maintained condition. The car is driven regularly and has a mileage of ca. 6.300 kilometers.