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

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

Sale likely the highest-dollar charity car of the week at Barrett-Jackson

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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.

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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