Vehicle Description

Motorsports. It's the tie that binds us all. Company and consumer. Competitor and collector. Enthusiast and enthusiast. What once was 'win on Sunday, sell on Monday' has, through the decades, manifested incredible accomplishments that are coveted by companies, competitors and collectors alike. Nowhere is that phenomenon more evident than the enthusiasm behind Ford's legendary GT program. Born from a corporate grudge match, resurrected to mark Ford's centennial and technological transformations, and stoked by Hollywood's Ford v Ferrari blockbuster, the Ford GT legacy has created some of the most exclusive collector cars the market has ever seen. And today, with the help of your fellow enthusiasts at RK Motors, you have a chance to claim one of the most exclusive examples of the company's latest and greatest, invitation-only GT.

COMPANY AND COLLECTOR

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition number 32 is a fully-optioned, 18-mile tour de force that was ordered by NASCAR super star Brad Keselowski. In addition to being one of only 138 Ford GTs produced for the 2017 model year, it's one of even fewer GTs equipped with Ford Motor Company's coveted '66 Heritage Edition Package. Designed as an homage to the legendary P/1046 GT40 that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove to victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the '66 Heritage Edition is a fitting tribute to Ford's dominating 1-2-3 finish at the world's oldest active endurance race. Of course, with success comes exclusivity. To celebrate the return of their coveted GT, Ford allotted production of just 1,350 cars over the course of roughly six years. To be considered for ownership privileges, potential customers had to complete an application process that included a 24-month no-sale clause. To date, Ford has received over 6,500 applications for GT ownership, making this GT, presently one of only three '66 Heritage Editions known to be publicly offered, your chance to own something very special.

COMPANY AND COMPETITOR

Racecars are best driven by racecar drivers, right? That's why it should come as no surprise that 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition number 32 has been in the ownership of NASCAR star Brad Keselowski since new. Raised in a family of drivers who competed in everything from NASCAR's Cup and Truck series to ARCA and USAC, Keselowski knows a thing of two about winning. He currently pilots the number 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang and, in addition to claiming 70 NASCAR victories across all three of the sport's major divisions, is one of only four drivers to win both Cup and Xfinity Series championships.

Racecars are best raced by champions, right? Enter Chip Ganassi Racing, the only race team in history to win the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona in one season. Chip Ganassi Racing signed a 4-year agreement with Ford to field the company's GTE-Pro GTs in World Endurance Championship events. And, fifty years after the victory this Heritage Edition celebrates, the new Ford GT racecar achieved a Class Win in its debut at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Factory GT efforts wrapped up last year after a 24 Hours of Daytona win and two IMSA GTLM Second Place Overall finishes. But the legacy continues with privateer teams already claiming podiums, and, achieving an impressive 216 MPH, the road-going Ford GT maintains the highest top speed of any Ford vehicle ever produced.

COMPANY AND ENTHUSIAST

Designed by a skunkworks of 12 Ford employees as a symbol of technological rebirth for one of America's greatest automakers, the 2017 Ford GT is, first-and-foremost, a racecar. Every aspect of the machine's carbon fiber monocoque construction was dictated by aerodynamics and downforce. Not only does carbon fiber shave weight, it also optimizes air flow around the car's teardrop-shaped cockpit with the help of dramatic flying buttress C-pillars that would've been impossible to construct from alloy. The concept of performance-driven design was pushed even further when the team eschewed potential V12 and V8 powertrains for the space and freedom afforded by Ford's compact EcoBoost V6. That said, the GT's 3.5 liter isn't exactly the same mill you'll find roaming the streets in Lincolns and F-150s. Founded on a common Duratec 35 block, the engine makes excellent use of an aluminum intake, larger turbos, unique cams, strengthened rotating components and custom, dry-sump lubrication to spin 647 horsepower through a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch transaxle. Aluminum space frames ride a fully adjustable pushrod suspension that can vary by two inches. Stops are achieved with 6 and 4-piston Brembo calipers, which squeeze a quartet of carbon ceramic rotors. And with the aid of an active rear spoiler, production GTs are good for three second 0-60 sprints and a solid 1.11gs on the skid pad.

"While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mk II racecar, we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation" - Former Ford Senior Designer and Current Multimac Inc. Head Of Design Garen Nicoghosian

According to Ford, any approved customer could have a GT '66 Heritage Edition painted any color that he or she wanted so long as it was black. Ford Shadow Black to be exact, and in either a gloss or matte finish to be specific. Silver 'Shelby' stripes were also a requirement, along with Frozen White gumballs that proudly display the number 2 on both the car's doors and hood. One-piece forged wheels wrap massive Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s around exclusive Gold Satin Clearcoat that's a nice, retro nod to P/1046. Exposed Carbon Fiber Package elements, standard on all '66 Heritage Edition GTs, shine through a standard matte sheen. Behind the weight-saving Gorilla Glass windshield, a competition-tailored interior features gold-tinged carbon fiber seats with Ebony leather hides and plow-through stitching. Exclusive gold shift paddles front a gold-trimmed dash that's finished with a serialized identification plate. Stylish door panels, embossed with subtle number 2 roundels, flow through matte carbon fiber jambs that hide an FIA-sanctioned roll cage. Like P/1046, this GT's steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and its seatbelts feature a unique blue webbing. And 2017 GT '66 Heritage Edition number 32's options include titanium lug nuts, Akrapovic titanium exhaust, factory-installed 6-point harness anchors and owner-installed clear wrap that protects 100% of the car's exterior paint.

At RK Motors, we pride ourselves in offering the best and most exclusive collector cars on the market. As the stewards of both the P/1046 GT40 and our own 2017 GT '66 Heritage Edition, we've experienced the excitement generated by Ford's legendary GT firsthand. And as the sellers of multiple previous generation GTs GTX1s and GT Heritage Editions, we've watched the market reward early adopters with big returns. This 18-mile GT represents a rare opportunity to own what some enthusiasts consider the ultimate collector car. Don't miss your chance to become enthusiast AND collector!

HIGHLIGHTS

One-owner, 18-mile Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition that was ordered by NASCAR star Brad Keselowski

Exclusive first year only #2 Heritage Edition livery

1 of only 1,350 second-generation Ford GTs assembled

1 of only 138 Ford GTs assembled for the 2017 model year

3.5 liter Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 with 647 horsepower and 550 lb./ft. of torque

Getrag 7-speed dual clutch automatic transaxle with paddle shifters

Air conditioning

Hydraulic power steering

Brembo 4-wheel power c...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1327698
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:2017
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:GT
  • Exterior Color:Shadow Black
  • Interior Color:Heritage
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:18
  • Stock Number:136697
  • VIN:2FAGP9CW9HH200032