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The First 2017 Ford GT Sells At Auction

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There have been plenty of the 2016 year model Ford GT cars that have sold at auction since their two-year wait period has ended. It’s now time for the first of the 2017 Ford GT cars that sold to head to auction. The very first 2017 Ford GT to sell went through the Barrett-Jackson auction this month, and the car sold for major money.

The hammer price on the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition was $1,540,000. That car was black with silver stripes and was the rather dull looking Heritage Edition version to celebrate the GT40 Mark II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966. The number plates on the door are white. The car has 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in gold satin clear coat.

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The original owner had specified the car with the exposed carbon-fiber package and black lug nuts. As with all 2017 Ford GT cars, this one uses a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that makes over 600 horsepower mated with a 7-speed transmission. To slow the Ford GT down are Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes all around.

To make the Ford GT cars easier to live with and to prevent damage, they were fitted with a push-button activated front lift system. Inside the car are carbon-fiber race seats wrapped in ebony leather, and the headrests have an embossed Ford GT logo on them. Each of the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition cars has a serialized identification plate. This car also sports exposed matte carbon-fiber door sills, air register pods, and center console. Barrett-Jackson announced back in August that the car would be going to auction this month.

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Source: Barrett-Jackson

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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