Ford has been notably selective about who it has allowed to buy the mid-engined GT, with customers having to submit an application form to even request the chance to buy one.
However, a charity auction to be held as part of the Petersen Museum’s 25th anniversary celebrations could help sidestep those allocation issues.
Silver anniversary celebrations
As part of the special 25th anniversary gala event, set to be held on Saturday, October 5th 2019, one of the last public build slots for the Ford GT will be auctioned.
The winning bidder will then have the opportunity to purchase a new Ford GT, built exactly to their personal specification. This includes the choice of 2020, ‘21, or ‘22 model years, along with special versions like the Heritage Edition or Carbon Series.
Described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity, the auction will raise money for the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. The Foundation provides education programs to more than 100,000 each year, and also helps preserve the museum’s collection of vehicles.
Blue Oval bonanza
The charity auction will form the centerpiece of the anniversary gala, which will also honor the Ford Motor Company. Bill Ford, executive chairman of the company, and great-grandson of Henry Ford, will be attending the event.
RM Sotheby’s have been appointed to organize the Ford GT auction, with a variety of bidding options. Those interested can place bids in person at the gala, or via telephone with prior arrangement.
Prices for the 647 horsepower Ford GT begin at $500,000, meaning the lucky bidder will need to be prepared to dig even deeper to purchase their finished vehicle.