Saturday 20th April 2019
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


Ford dresses GT in iconic Gulf colours. Image by Ford.

Ford dresses GT in iconic Gulf colours
<< earlier Ford article     later Ford article >>

 


News homepage -> Ford news

It has been 50 years this year since Ford took its third of four consecutive victories at Le Mans with the legendary GT40. But why celebrate the third, and indeed, the fourth win that the Blue Oval took there? Well, we can thank Gulf for that - and we need to thank it big time. While a MkII GT40 won in 1966 and a MkIV in '67, it was a MkI (with the chassis number #1075) that won in both 1968 and '69... wearing one of the most iconic motor racing liveries of them all, namely Gulf's oh-so-dreamy Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange colour scheme. So now we have the Ford GT '68 Heritage Edition, a collaboration between the carmaker and Gulf Oils Lubricants. To be built in limited numbers for 2019 and 2020 model years, these cars wear the legendary livery and feature jazzed-up interiors too. For 2019, the roundels on the door and bonnet will wear #9 (which is what chassis 1075 wore as it took the flag in 1968) and then, for 2020, the #6 will be an option (because, yes, the GT40 was wearing that number as it swept to victory a year later). Much, much, MUCH want for one of these things.



5 Sep 2018


2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition in Gulf livery. Image by Ford.









www.ford.co.uk    - Ford road tests
- Ford news
- GT images






Ford Puma returns! Image by Ford.
Ford Puma returns!
Ford brings back the Puma name... and slaps it on a B-segment crossover.
 
Ford readies striking new Kuga SUV. Image by Ford.
Ford readies striking new Kuga SUV
Not one, not two but three hybrid options confirmed for tech-laden, third-gen Ford Kuga.
New Ford Focus ST packs 280hp. Image by Ford.
New Ford Focus ST packs 280hp
Hot Focus ST gets adaptive suspension and electronic diff.






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2019 ©