2019 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Ford GT Gulf Charity Lot Announcement)

The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001 with limited-edition Gulf Oil racing livery will be sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2019 to benefit United Way.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001
2019 Ford GT © Ford

Ford is donating proceeds from the sale of the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001 with limited-edition Gulf Oil racing livery to United Way. The car will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in January 2019 as a charity lot.

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2019

Barrett-Jackson scheduled its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction of collectors cars and automobilia for January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 2019, Barrett-Jackson sold 1817 of 1818 offered with total earnings of $126.4 million. Hagerty calculated the average price per car as $69,571. Five cars sold for over a million, including three charity lots.

In 2018, Barrett-Jackson earned according to Hagerty $112,3 million by selling 1709 of 1729 cars offered – an amazing sell-through rate of 99%. The average price per car was $65,692 with five cars selling for over a million dollar.

In 2017, Barrett-Jackson earned $102.4 million: nearly $100 million from the 1719 cars and $2.5 million for more than 1800 lots of automobilia. The sell-through rate was a very impressive 99.5%. In 2016, Barrett-Jackson grossed $105 million and offered 1,469 cars for sale while the memorable 2015 auction grossed a record $132 million from 1,617 cars offered.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001
2019 Ford GT © Ford

The first 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 will be sold as a charity lot at the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on January 19, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The car is donated by Ford to benefit the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

The car celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning Ford GT-40 with Gulf Oil livery. It is painted in the famous baby-blue-and-orange scheme worn by the GT-40 in the final pair in a remarkable string of four consecutive Le Mans overall victories for Ford. The same Ford GT40 (Chassis No. 1075) won the race in 1968 and 1969. Sponsored by Gulf Oil both years, it is the only post-war car to win the race twice in a row. Those victories helped cement Ford’s place in international motorsports.

“The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition instantly became one of the most anticipated cars in the world with its famous paint scheme,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president, Global Operations. “This car’s amazing history should help the United Way for Southeastern Michigan raise a lot of money to advance their mission of helping make lives better in our communities.”

The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition optional package celebrates those wins with the famous paint scheme, along with exposed carbon fiber accents for both the interior and exterior.

The exterior features exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and sports unique 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts. Orange calipers and silver rearview mirror caps complete the look.

For 2019 only, the package features the No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels.

Inside, Ebony Alcantara wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner and steering wheel. Contrasting blue and orange stitching accentuates the seats and steering wheel, with a new seat embossment inspired by the original Le Mans-winning car, as well as clear and polished anodized paddle shifters.

High-gloss dark stainless appliqués accent the instrument panel, door register bezels and x-brace to round out the interior.

The Ford GT Heritage Edition also features a unique serialized identification plate, plus exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan improves lives and empowers families to succeed by uniting around education, economic prosperity and health — the cornerstones of a strong, equitable community. For more information visit https://unitedwaysem.org/.

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2017 Ford GT
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The first major collector car auction series of the year is traditionally the Scottsdale and Phoenix auctions in Arizona, USA, in mid-January.

Most major car auctioneers have sales in Arizona including Barrett-Jackson, Bonhams, Gooding and RM Sotheby’s. A notable exception is Mecum that start the auction year a few weeks earlier at Kissimmee in Florida.

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