Borrowing heavily from the body lines and performance of the legendary Le Mans-winning GT race cars of the 1960s, the modern Ford GT is already a special car. But this newest Heritage Edition is a bit more special-er.
That’s because it’s styled after one of the original five prototypes built during the initial 1964 Ford GT development program. Dressed in Wimbledon White paint with Antimatter Blue graphics and a stripe running down the center of its roof and rear deck, the 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Edition specifically hearkens back to Ford chassis number GT/105.
The last in the production run of the five original prototypes, GT/105 is one of three still left. Ford reveals that Chassis GT/101 and GT/102 were scrapped after Le Mans and Monza crash testing. GT/103 and GT/104 are still around, but got a more contemporary repaint before going on display at the Shelby Museum. According to Ford, that makes GT/105 the only one still wearing the period-correct livery.
And it’s that car, GT/105, that served as the basis for the 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Edition.
The modern Ford GT, first introduced for the 2005 model year and now in its second generation, has had plenty of Heritage Editions already—but until now, they’ve all honored individual race cars or, more specifically, race wins. Ford explains that this 2022 Heritage Edition is meant to honor the GT’s entire supercar lineage.
If you’re in the neighborhood, you can check out both cars during the 2021 Monterey Car Week.
Production of the 2022 Ford GT will begin early next year, and will only be available to pre-approved customers. Check out the Ford GT page at Ford.com for more info.