Your move, Ford.
Ford wasn't best pleased when John Cena decided to sell his new GT almost immediately after taking delivery of the supercar. Cena’s decision went against the sales agreement that stated Ford GT owners had to keep the car for a certain period of time before selling. Remember, these owners were hand-picked by Ford following a rigorous application process. The intent is for them to be Ford product ambassadors, not investors looking to make a quick profit.
But that’s exactly what Cena wanted and Ford sued. It took months to reach a settlement. And now there’s yet another brand new Ford GT up for sale on James Edition, a 2018 GT '67 Heritage Edition. Who’s the seller? That remains a mystery, but the price tag is listed at 1.2 million euros, or about $1.4 million.
The original price tag is estimated at around $500,000. The car is currently located in Germany and has only 12 miles on its odometer. The Ford GT 67 Heritage Edition consists of an appearance package consisting of several special touches inside and out. “In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt,” said Dave Pericak, global director Ford Performance.
“The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing.”
The most obvious styling touch is the Race Red paint with white striping. The number one on the doors and hood represents Gurney and Foyt’s original GT40. There are also 20-inch aluminum wheels with a silver satin finish. Ford has not said how many ’67 Heritage Editions were built for 2018, but considering the GT itself is limited to only 250 examples per year, the answer is not many.
This German owner/seller knows what they have and seem to have no problem facing a potential legal backlash from the Blue Oval. Your move, Ford.