Article & images supplied by The Buffalo Transportation /Pierce-Arrow Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2017
For a limited time, see the 2017 FORD GT ’66 SERIES SUPER CAR
Owned by Paul & Lauren Fix
Display sponsored by West Herr Ford
At the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
263 Michigan at 201 Seneca, Downtown Buffalo, NY 14203
CAN BE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC AT THE MUSEUM:
Saturday, November 18 thru Saturday, December 23, 2017
Paul & Lauren will be available for photos and interviews
at a private showing of the automobile at 7 pm
Friday, November 17 at the museum.
For additional information, contact: Jim Sandoro, 716-855-1931
Obtaining one of Ford’s new supercars is an exclusive process. Paul and LaurenFix are of the select-few to receive one. Eligibility requires that customers have a sizable social media following, already be a loyal Ford customer, and promise not to flip the car. The museum is fortunate to display this unique vehicle for a limited time.
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. As a trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, industry, consumer news and safety issues. She is an automotive contributor to national and local television news shows including Fox News, CNN, The Weather Channel, OPRAH, Inside Edition and more. Lauren also co- hosts a regular show on ABC.com with Paul Brian called “His Turn – Her Turn” and hosts regular radio segments on USA Radio – DayBreak and Trending Today shows.
Lauren is a Board Member of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum and was inducted into the museum’s Womens’ Transportation Hall of Fame in 2009. She is a board member of the North American Car & Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY). She is the author of three books and inherited her love of all things automotive from her father.
Paul Fix has been restoring show cars since he was 18. His cars have won numerous national concourse awards around the country. A highlight was having one of the cars chosen as the basis for a 1/24th scale model by The Franklin Mint. His experience and hands-on work has lead him to train others in seminars and articles.
In 1989, Paul and his wife Lauren merged their automotive knowledge to build Classic Tube Inc. located in, Lancaster, NY. Classic Tube manufacturers preformed tubing products for automotive and industrial applications in Lancaster, NY.
2017 FORD GT TO FEATURE ’66 HERITAGE EDITION
After winning Le Mans in 2016, the all-new 2017 Ford GT will don a ’66 Heritage Edition to pay homage to historic livery on the 1966 Le Mans winner.
The limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, unique interior colors as well as unique materials and appointments to celebrate the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce
McLaren and Chris Amon.
- All-new Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans- winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon
- Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car limited to 2017 model year only
- Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materialsand appointments
DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.
“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford’s string of Le Mans victories in 1966.”
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The car sports Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clear coat with black lug nuts.
The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing.
Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console.
Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. “While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car,” he says, “we’ve accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation.”
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com
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