Pristine 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition to go under the hammer image

The all new Ford GT is sure to turn into a prized collectible since just 250 units will be manufactured yearly, but before that model hits the auction block we can still follow the previous generation.

Additionally, the all new Ford GT will include an arduous selection process as the second largest US automaker has decided to hand-pick its future owners. But if you’re unwilling to wait before the model becomes available or go through the inconvenient screening process, you can go for the next best thing – of course if you have the money and desire to beat the other bidders. That’s because you can have a pristine previous generation example – in the form of the very appealing 2006 Heritage Edition – which had just 343 units produced. Best of all, the model is practically unused since its odo has just five miles on it – and the car even has all the factory wrap and transport stickers, meaning it’s practically new even though a decade old.

The model has the Gulf livery that pays homage to the original GT40’s win at Le Mans, the supercar has the 5.4-liter V8 engine delivering 550 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission. Its BBS forged aluminum 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels are shod in 235 front and 315 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The model is expected to amass attention during the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction set for April 8-10 when it could take home at least $500,000.