First 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition sells for $2.5 Million


The 48th annual Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale has managed to fetch a lot of money for charity, including the first 2020 Toyota Supra which was sold for $2.1 million.

Another car sold at the event was the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition, finished in Gulf livery. Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, paid $2.5 million for the Ford GT – VIN 001. Along with the first 2020 Shelby GT500 – VIN 001, which raised $1.1 million, the total $3.6 million will benefit United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and JDRF – an organization dedicated for type 1 diabetes research.


Joe Hinrichs, Ford President, Global Operations and Dr. Darienne Driver, President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, drove the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN 001 across the auction block. Celebrating Ford’s 1968 Le Mans-winning race car with its original paint scheme, this Ford GT Heritage Edition features No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors, a ghosted image on the interior door panels, a unique serialized identification plate, and exposed carbon fibre inside and out.

“United Way for Southeastern Michigan improves lives and empowers families to succeed by uniting around education, economic prosperity and health,” said Driver. “Proceeds from the sale of this rare Ford GT supercar will bolster our efforts to ensure more families in underserved communities across southeast Michigan can access the resources they need to build a strong, equitable community.”

As for the 2020 Shelby GT500 VIN 001, Barrett-Jackson’s Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson has kept it for himself. “As a lifelong Shelby Mustang fan, it was especially exciting to be the winning bidder of the 2020 Shelby GT500 VIN 001. It’s a direct descendant of the Green Hornet and Little Red Mustangs and will be a welcome addition to my personal Shelby collection. And while it’s an honor to be the owner of this very special Mustang, it’s more rewarding to know that Carolyn (wife) and I could contribute to JDRF’s noble fight against type 1 juvenile diabetes,” said Jackson.

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