A rare Ford GT Heritage special edition has been listed on eBay with a "buy it now" price of $529,995.

A rare Ford GT Heritage special edition has been listed on eBay with a "buy it now" price of $529,995.

Many wealthy people consider high-end cars more than just expensive toys as some buy these purely as an investment, such as this Ford GT Heritage from 2006 with only 11 miles (17.7 km) on the odometer. It hasn't been used at all and now a Texas dealer is asking no less than $529,995 for one of the only 343 examples of this kind which all had an original price tag of less than $150,000.

Ford introduced the exclusive model in the second half of 2005 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company's start of a four-year domination at Le Mans (1966 - 1969). The car - one of the last to be built - is wearing a Heritage Blue and Epic Orange paint as a throwback to the JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT racers.

This particular car is one of the 200 units Ford allocated for Canada and just like all the others it has a mid-mounted V8 5.4-liter supercharged engine with 550 bhp (410 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque sent to the rear axle through a six-speed manual transaxle gearbox. This hardware setup grants the supercar with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in around 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

It is believed Ford will be introducing a GT successor later this month at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. This rumor has recently been fueled by a new trademark depicting an image of what appears to be a new GT.

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2006 Ford GT Heritage limited edition driven for 11 miles listed on eBay