Orange (and blue) is the new black

August 31, 2018

Petrol-heads will recognise it as one of the most famous paint schemes in motorsport – the orange and blue of the legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 racing car.

 

The Le Mans 24 Hours-winning 1968 Ford GT40 that first sported this iconic paint job was one of just a few individual cars to achieve repeat victories in the gruelling race, when it took the fourth GT40 win in a row in in 1969.

 

Fifty years on from the 1968 victory, we’ve revealed our new Ford GT Heritage Edition complete with Gulf paint-scheme.

 

In addition to the exterior colours, cool retro details include one-off 20-inch aluminium wheels, silver rear-view mirror caps, and blue and orange stitching for the seats and steering wheel.

 

Unlike previous Ford GT Heritage Editions, this special model will be on sale for two years instead of just one, with the optional race-number decal changing from No. 9 to No. 6 – replicating the 1968 and 1969 victorious race-car numbers.

 

Topics: ford ford gt Speed
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