August 22, 2005
Ford shows GT supercar in Le Mans-winning blue-and-orange paint
Monterey Bay, California – On display at Concorso Italiano, amidst a sea of red-painted competitors, was a blue and orange-striped Ford GT that recalled the colours of the GT 40s in 1968 and 1969 that captured victories at Le Mans.
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New for 2006, the limited-edition Ford GT ‘Heritage’ paint livery harkens back to the JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil-sponsored Le Mans-winning Ford GT 40 racer. This unique paint scheme, one of the most memorable looks in Ford racing history, features a Heritage Blue with Epic Orange-striped exterior and four white ’roundels’ allowing customers to apply the number of their choice.
“We’re very proud to offer the 2006 Ford GT in these timeless colors to celebrate our historic racing achievements and the high-performance and innovative technology behind our supercar,” said Carter Balkcom, Ford GT marketing manager. “The blue and orange livery is one of the most memorable paint schemes to ever be displayed on a race car. The JW Automotive American Gulf Oil Ford GT P/1075 is an iconic race car being one of only a few cars to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice.”