This Legendary 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Could Be Yours


1966 Ford GT40One of the rarest racing machines on Earth, the 1966 Ford GT40, chassis no. P/1016 will hit the auction block this August at RM’s famed Pebble Beach auction. Using a race-tuned 7.0-liter V-8 engine, this is the one of the three GT40s that took the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by American pair Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson.
Alexander Weaver, Car Specialist, at RM Sotheby’s, said: “The status of P/1016 speaks for itself, and if it wasn’t for this car, the history of motorsport as we know it would be very different. The sale of this GT40 represents a real chance for any collector or motorsport enthusiast to own a significant piece of history. To feature a car for sale that has played such a pivotal role in such a famous race is very important for us as we prepare for the Monterey auction. This Ford has been restored to the condition it raced in, which will be a vital consideration for any prospective buyer. Few cars can be considered gold standard, but this GT40 is, and will always be remembered as one of the Fords that finally beat Ferrari.”The GT40 is estimated to achieve $9,000,000 to $12,000,000 in Monterey. Any takers ?[ Source: RM Sotheby’s ]


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