Pristine 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition to be auctioned next week.

[update] The car was sold at the auction for $467,500.

With only 250 units set to be produced each year, it’s going to be a little bit tricky to buy the all-new Ford GT, especially since the Blue Oval company will hand pick the potential owners. If you aren’t willing to go through Ford’s thorough screening process, nothing will stand in your way to get your hands on a previous-gen GT as long as you’ll be able to outbid the others. Far from being an ordinary GT, this is a more appealing 2006 Heritage Edition of which only 343 units were ever made.

The odometer reads less than five miles and as the images show the car comes with the factory wrap and transport stickers, so it’s virtually new. Dressed in a Gulf livery as a nod to the original GT40’s triumph at Le Mans, the supercar uses a 5.4-liter V8 engine pushing out 550 horsepower delivered through a six-speed manual gearbox. It sits on BBS forged aluminum 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with 235 front and 315 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

We are sure that for many people this mint Heritage Edition is substantially more desirable than the upcoming 2017 GT. However, while the latter will cost around $400,000, this limited-run 2006 GT could fetch more than $500,000.

We’ll know for sure during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction set for April 8-10. At the same event, there’s going to be another GT Heritage Edition, but that one lacks the manufacturer’s plastic wrap and has 3,000 miles.

Source: Barrett-Jackson

Gallery: 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition