One of the most unique and historically significant GT40s to come to public auction in years is hitting the auction through Gooding & Company’s upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions on August 13 & 14. In 1965 Alan Mann racing commissioned Abbey Panels to produce five special GT40 tubs to a new, updated design.
The car offered here, AM GT-1, is the first of just two aluminum-bodied GT40s ever built, as the remaining three tubs ordered by Alan Mann were incorporated into the Mk II program.
Finished in the iconic Alan Mann Racing livery, this exceptionally rare machine is equipped with a highly tuned 289 V-8 engine, five-speed ZF transaxle, Halibrand knock-off wheels, and featuring more than 100 updates over the standard Mk I competition car.
Estimated to fetch $7,000,000 – $9,000,000 this car has had single ownership for nearly 40 years, and it’s being offered for public sale for the first time ever. Any takers?
Photo Credit: Josh Hway / Courtesy of Gooding & Company