2019 Ford GT Heritage Special Edition Features Iconic Gulf Oil Livery

Ford Performance is at it again. It’s rolling out another Ford GT Heritage Edition – this time with a limited edition Gulf Oil livery that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40.  The GT40 is one of only a few individual cars to achieve repeat victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Ford showed off the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the lawn at Pebble Beach this year. The supercar with its vintage color scheme will have a two-year run for the 2019 and 2020 model years.

2019 Ford GT Heritage

Joe Hinrichs (left), executive vice president and president of Global Operations, Ford Motor Company, and Joey Hand (right), professional race car driver and co-driver of the 2016 Le Mans-winning Ford GT race car, are shown with the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40. Credit: Ford

For the first time, an optional package provides exposed carbon fiber accents for both the interior and exterior of the Ford GT Heritage Edition. For 2019, the package features the No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors, as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels. For 2020, No. 6 honors the same car that went on to win Le Mans in 1969 with a different number.

The Heritage Edition features exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and sports unique 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels, orange brake calipers, and silver rearview mirror caps.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Credit: Ford

In the cabin, ebony Alcantara wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner, and steering wheel. Contrasting blue and orange stitching adorn the seats and steering wheel. A new seat embossment is also a tribute to the original 1968 Le Mans-winning car.  The interior also features high-gloss dark stainless appliqués on the instrument panel, door register bezels, and x-brace.

Much like previous heritage models in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 Heritage Edition comes with a unique serialized identification plate, plus exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods, and center console.

No pricing is out yet but we can’t imagine it’ll be cheap.

 

 

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  1. George A Hamilton 4 months ago

    Remember fifty years ago when this happened. US auto industry ruled the world. Wasn’t a Ford fan. Was a Chevy guy. Still have a ’66 Suburban 4WD. Anyway Henry Ford tried to buy Ferrari. Ferrari said no. Henry said “OK I’ll beat you at your own game”. Result was 1,2,3 finish at Le Mans for the GT40.

    • Car Pro 4 months ago

      Thank you for sharing, great story!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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