Big bucks: 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 sells for $2.5 million

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Barring any surprise, this 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition that sold for $2.5 million on Saturday will be the most expensive charity car at this year's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. | Barrett-Jackson photo
Barring any surprise, this 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition that sold for $2.5 million on Saturday will be the most expensive charity car at this year's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. | Barrett-Jackson photo

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A 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with VIN 001 sold for a hammer price of $2.5 million at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday.

Barring any late surprises, it will be the highest-dollar car sold for charity during the seven-day sale.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

The GT is painted in the baby-blue-and-orange livery made famous in 1968 and 1969 when a Ford GT40 with chassis No. 1075 and sponsored by Gulf Oil won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in consecutive years — the only postwar car to win the race twice in a row.

The Ford GT is shown rolling off the block seconds after the hammer fell. | Rebecca Nguyen photo

Also on the exterior are exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. The orange-painted brake calipers, silver rearview mirror caps and No. 9 graphics wrap the look up nicely.

The interior is covered in ebony Alcantara, which wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner and steering wheel. The seats also have contrasting blue-and-orange stitching to tie the interior to the exterior paint.

A unique serialized identification plate is also in the interior.

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The GT is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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