VIN 001 of the Ford GT Heritage Edition fetched a remarkable $2.5 million at the 48th Barret-Jackson Collector Car Auction. The Gulf-liveried supercar was put up under hammer by Ford along with the first production 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang which nabbed $1.1 million.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports was the winning bidder in the sale. The new owner will be free to sell his Heritage Edition GT whenever he likes since Ford has decided not to sanction him with a contract, like it has with other customers of the GT. Besides the Gulf-Racing livery, the Heritage Edition features exposed carbon A-pillars, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, a black Alcantara interior with contrasting blue and orange stitching, anodized paddle shifters and more.
While the proceeds from the GT500 sale will go to JDRF, the leading global organization funding for type 1 diabetes research, those from the GT Heritage edition sale will benefit United Way for Southeastern Michigan which works to improve communities in the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan area.
The Barret-Jackson sale at Scottsdale also saw a McLaren Senna go for $1.45 million, which is around 50% more than its base price at launch. Earlier, the first ever fifth generation Supra was grabbed for $2.2 million. While the prices seem unreasonably high, we are glad that all the money will be going to charities working on improving our world.