The Ford GT is an awesome car and not only do buyers need to be able to afford the high price of the car, but they also need to be hand-selected by Ford for the privilege of buying the car. This means that lots of people who want a Ford GT have been unable to buy one. Ford Performance has announced that The Petersen Automotive Museum will be auctioning off one of the last of the 1,350 public allocations for a Ford GT.
Getting an allocation for a Ford GT is cool enough, but the auction is a bit cooler yet. Ford is allowing the winner of this auction to choose their Ford GT in any trim offered. That means the buyer could have Ford make another of the sold-out Heritage Edition cars or a Carbon Series Ford GT. The buyer could choose a custom paint color as well. The only color they can’t choose would be mystichrome because that color has been purchased as an exclusive by one lucky Ford GT buyer at the cost of $100,000 for the paint alone.
All of the proceeds from the auction and the gala will directly benefit the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, a non-profit company. The foundation charity provides essential STEAM-based education to more than 100,000 children and teens each year. The money will also be used to support the preservation of the over 300 vehicles in the museum’s collection, build new exhibits, and fund buses for more than 10,000 title-one students.
The museum notes that the gala titled “Celebrating Silver, Going for Gold” is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the museum. Bidding for the Ford GT will take place between 8:30 and 8:45 pm on Saturday, October 5th. RM Sotheby’s will facilitate the charity auction sale with bidding onsite, via telephone, and via absentee. The winner can choose any Ford GT specifications in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 model years with the vehicle delivered in the corresponding year.
Source: Ford Performance