Some guys have all the luck!I've been offered one... I'm also blown away at this spec!! I was dead set on a pts car. Am I crazy for still being torn? I think I may just have to step up and do this heritage car.
Well, a heritage car wasn't available when I began the beginning stages of the ordering process (February). I said my preference was for a heritage car and they said the timing might work out (covid really slowed things down). In the mean time I was considering other options and waiting on one of one color swatches. I had received one swatch and waiting on the second when I got the letter stating I have been selected for a heritage car. I didn't know how I felt about the side profile they teased us with weeks ago. But after digesting the video that came out Sunday and talking with concierge... Man, I'm getting really excited about the heritage and grateful for the opportunity!So you didn't request it as your first choice and you were slotted for one?
That is GT103, the oldest GT40 in existence. Once it was finished being run by Shelby, it was sold to a good friend, William Wonder. He campaigned it for many years in the late 60s into the 70s. Bill repainted it a maroon color and had is name added to the side. Just below the window. He held onto it until late 2004/early 2005 when it was obtained by Symbolic Motor cars. They restored it to its Daytona winning livery #73 Guardsman Blue/white stripe color. Then it was auctioned off by RM (if I recall). I think it was bought by the Miller organization (Larry H Miller) and it now resides in the Shelby Museum in Boulder, Colorado. I'm going off of memory so I apologise if anything is wrong.Thought its worth mentioning the first victory for a Ford GT came at the 1965 Daytona Continental.
It was still only a 12 hour race then, and as in 1966 also driven by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby.
This could also be a consideration for a heritage livery.
A first win is a milestone non the less.
That's killer. If someone would have thought to invest 12k in the gto and a 427sc, retirement would have been set.