[Staff, 2022-12-19 07:04:57,
From January 21 through 29, Barrett-Jackson will take over Westworld in Scottsdale, Ariz., with the auction house’s largest event of the year—a Who’s Who of collector cars and collectors. Of all the sports cars, hot rods and everything in between, one luminary of the proceedings, the Ford GT, is a current favorite among well-heeled enthusiasts. The Ford GT was built as a race car, and the street-legal versions are practically the same as their motorsport siblings. Little more than finished interiors distinguish them from the track stars that dominated Le Mans when Ford’s then-new GT took the victory podium as overall winner in the GTE Class, exactly 50 years after the Blue Oval beat Ferrari in 1966, pulling a hat trick with the iconic GT40.
“The Ford GT is a striking car that is very popular among collectors and enthusiasts due to its rarity and racing pedigree,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “As both the race and street models were built from the same chassis, the link between the two versions is unique in an era of purpose-built competition cars. Given that the car is now no longer in production after the 2022 model year, this Ford GT Carbon Series, crossing the Scottsdale auction block with no reserve, is a great opportunity to own a truly special car.”
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