Among an impressive docket of rare Fords crossing the auction stage at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston auction September 16-18 is a Competition Series 2019 Ford GT Lightweight with only 8 miles on the odometer.
“The Ford GT became a racing champion in 1966 and then again 50 years later when it won its class at Le Mans,” Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson chairman, is quoted in the auction’s new release. “And thanks to the hit film Ford v Ferrari, the Ford GT has become a pop culture icon worldwide.”
This one-owner 2019 example is equipped with the 600A Lightweight Package that includes special graphics, 20-inch gloss exposed carbon-fiber wheels, titanium lug nuts, titanium exhaust, polycarbonate rear engine hatch, and an Alcantara-wrapped carbon-fiber steering wheel.
Powered by a 647-horsepower, 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine linked to a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch automatic transmission, the GT launched to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 216 miles per hour.
The car is finished in Shadow Black paint with carbon-fiber stripes and exposed carbon fiber trim over a carbon-fiber accented interior.
“The 2019 Ford GT Lightweight crossing our Houston block builds on that winning DNA and was developed for the serious track enthusiast,” Jackson noted. “This truly rare performance car will lead an epic docket of Ford-powered collectible vehicles at Barrett-Jackson, ranging from custom Mustangs to a trio of second-generation Ford GTs, all available at no reserve.”
Included in the trio of second-generation Ford GTs is a black 2006 Mark II Ford GT that’s number 688 of 2,011 built for that year, a Torch Red 2005 GT with driven only 6,350 miles, and a 2006 GT that’s one of two finished in Speed Yellow with a factory stripe delete.
“When racing icon and native Texan Carroll Shelby put his imprint on Ford vehicles in the 1960s, he inspired generations of racers and designers,” added Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis. “Those enthusiasts continue to honor that winning legacy by restoring and tailoring various Ford vehicles to their own tastes, and our Houston docket features many prime examples of that passion.”
Also on the docket are two officially licensed and certified “Eleanor” builds. Other Ford Mustangs offered include (with descriptions by Barrett-Jackson):
1968 Shelby GT500 – Beautifully restored and presented in the original color of Candy Apple Red with white rocker stripes and equipped with a 428cid Police Interceptor V8 engine and a Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission.
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 SCJ – A matching-numbers Mustang finished in Champagne Gold and powered by a 428ci V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Come with an Elite Marti Report documenting it as the only car with its set of options.
1967 Ford Mustang Custom Coupe – A one-off custom that underwent a professional restoration and Pro-Touring build with modern technology added throughout.
1965 ford Mustang GT K-Code – A true GT and a true K-code factory high-performance model, this 1965 Mustang was the recipient of a full, correct restoration accounts for less than one percent of the Mustang production from 1965 to 1967.
1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback – An original S-code GT car built to Pro-Touring standards.
To see all Barrett-Jackson Houston auction offerings, visit Barrett-Jackson’s website.