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This Gulf-Liveried 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition Is Headed To The Block Next Month

This December, Mecum Auctions will be having one of its famous events in Austin, Texas, and among the slew of delectable classics both foreign and domestic slated to sell is this: a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition.

The Ford GT Heritage Edition was a very limited (343 unit run) pack of Gulf-liveried Ford GT supercars built to commemorate the original Le Mans victories of the GT40 throughout the late 1960s. They were painted Heritage Blue with Orange Le Mans striping.

This particular example of 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition has done just 573 miles since new, and has a Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission paired to its supercharged 5.4-liter Modular V8. It also has air conditioning, a McIntosh stereo system, and a set of lightweight aluminum wheels. A large, black-on-white No. 6 decal occupies each door, plus the hood and rear deck lid – a number shared with the Ford GT40 Mk. I which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969, piloted by Jackie Oliver and Jacky Ickx.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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