2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pebble Beach
The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition in Shadow Black

You can see all the color and trim options for the new Ford GT at the Ford GT configurator, but for buyers looking to take the easy way out back in 2017 there was the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition. This one is designed to pay homage to the original GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mens race. It debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey.

1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner
1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans winner inspired the 2017 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, the winning 1966 Ford GT40 was painted black with silver stripes, gold wheels and a number 2 rondel. The new 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition features the same color scheme, plusĀ a gold trimmed interior. I’m not a big fan of black, personally, but this version of the new GT certainly takes all the wrangling over color and stripe choices away. First year buyers could this Heritage Edition in Shadow Black (shown above) or Matte Black.

Ford didn’t originally announce any limit to the number of 2017 Heritage Editions it would produce. But once production started the cars proved extremely difficult to paint. Rumor put the number at “hundreds” of hours to coordinate the three colors for each vehicle. Whatever the actual production challenges, Ford ultimately produced less than 20 Heritage Edition 2017 GTs, making it the rarest one of all.

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