No surprise that it looks like it's just rolled off the production line.
It's a crying shame that many Ford GTs spend most of their lives being meticulously preserved, far away from the track where the supercar does its best work. An example is a 12-mile second-generation model which we said at the time had "barely been driven", but it turns out that an older first-gen version has spent even less time on the road. Listed by RM Sothebys, the 2006 Ford GT Heritage you see here in Gulf Oil-inspired Heritage livery has covered a mere 2.7 miles. This makes it one of the lowest-mileage GTs in existence and one of just 343 examples like it produced for 2006.
Unsurprisingly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a single blemish - inside or out - on this GT in the images provided. This particular version is a Canadian-spec model with Gunmetal Grey brake calipers partially concealed behind forged alloy BBS wheels. Unlike other GTs, there wasn't a "stripe delete" option for this Heritage model, but we wouldn't complain based on how good this car looks. Other small changes for the Canadian-spec model include daytime running lights and a rear bumper spacer that protrudes a bit more than on the US-spec version.
Inside, it appears to have just rolled out of the factory. The black seats look immaculate and details like the unique layout of the tachometer and speedometer - the two are separated by four smaller dials - and the row of toggle switches lower down give the cabin an analog, clean appearance. This GT even comes with the protective wrappings for the seats, door sills, and the steering wheel as provided by the factory. Another authentic touch is the inclusion of an original David Snyder oil painting. The painting depicts the winning Ford GT in the same livery from the 1968 edition of Le Mans.
This GT is powered by a mid-mounted 5.4-liter V8 engine with a Lysholm supercharger. It generates a mighty 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Even better, the V8 is mated with a Ricardo six-speed manual gearbox. Get the gear changes right, and the GT will reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and eventually top out at 205 mph. A few years ago, another Ford Heritage GT was expected to fetch as much as $450,000 at auction. Considering this 2006 version's as-new condition and the incredibly low miles, we wouldn't be surprised if it easily exceeded half a million bucks. We'll know more when it goes up for auction on May 22.