Heritage Edition Ford GT tips its hat to the 1966 Le Mans winner

It might have just won at La Sarthe once again, but Ford is still keen to remember its sensational 1-2-3 Le Mans victory in 1966. It’s just revealed the ’66 Heritage Edition of the new GT, with a black and silver-stripe livery inspired by the winning GT40 driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon…

Black and gold

The ‘Shadow Black’ livery will be unique to the Heritage Edition, as will the race-inspired roundels and a host of interior features including plow-through stitching on the ebony leather seats and blue webbed seatbelts, just like on McLaren and Amon’s GT40. Available in 2017 only, each car will receive an individually numbered plaque. We’ve heard it’s hard enough to get a build slot for the regular Ford GT, let alone this limited-edition version. Still, if you could get your hands on one, we can think of few cooler stable counterparts to an original GT40. 

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You can examples of both the original Ford GT40 and the early-noughties GT listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.