Sotheby’s is pleased to present The Ultimate Gift: Solid Gold Ford GT Model Car auction featuring a unique scale model of the 2006 Ford GT, commissioned by a descendant of Henry Ford. Made almost entirely in eighteen-karat two-tone gold, the model encourages interaction from the admirer: open the doors, take a peek at the engine, and pop the hood to check out the spare tire compartment. This striking attention to detail is carried throughout the precious vehicle, from the rimmed rubber functional wheels to the Michigan Ford 1 license plate.
Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company, the GT has been a highly sought-after modern classic ever since the first example rolled off the production line in 2004. With only 5,000 vehicles built, the 2006 GT design is an homage to the immensely successful GT40 that achieved four consecutive Le Mans victories from 1966 to 1969. Sharing nearly every crease and line with its historic predecessor, the 2006 GT was conceived to evoke grand images of Ford’s most triumphant moment for any gearhead in the know. Just like the original racer, the new GT had to be a world-beater, but most importantly, it had to best the team from Maranello.
The Ford GT remains a landmark in the company’s history and this one-of-a-kind model is truly the ultimate gift for anyone with the need for speed.