Ford GT40 Mk.I 1967 auction

When we talk about classic auctions or sales, there are several models that can stand out from everyone else. And one of them is undoubtedly the Ford GT40. Recently we told you a Ford GT40 of 1967 competition, one of the few existing units, was put on sale, and now he does another drive, but in this case a homologated road.

Of the 133 units of Ford GT40 produced at the time, only 31 of them were approved for road and this is just one of them. Made in 1967, the Ford GT40 will be auctioned by RM Auctions at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach during the month of August, and I can anticipate that if all goes well will reach an astronomical price. Not only because of the pedigree of the model in general, a whole history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the sixties, but by the status and history of this particular unit.

With chassis number 1059, on its odometer has only traveled 4,769 miles, about 7,675 km, and its state of preservation is outstanding, as well as being completely original, unmodified, so it can be said to be practically brand new, to despite having no less than 45 years standing. As if this were not enough to increase your cache, history also has substance, since it belonged in the first instance to Shelby, then move the property of the same Ford. In both cases only was used as car exposure.

Years later, Ford GT40 this happen by the hands of two owners. These collectors, who know the value of the car at hand, jealously kept it privately. And now, the last landlord auction in Pebble Beach, one of the most important annual events related to classic cars listed. Surely the original investment will give you their returns, as is expected to reach a figure of between 2.3 and 2.7 million in this auction.

As shown in the photos and the existing data, its state is absolutely spotless, and also has an attractive blue and white decor inspired by the iconography of Shelby. Its engine is a V8 with 335 hp for a maximum speed of 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 265 km / h, very remarkable in his time. In short, a leading unit of the Ford GT40, by state and history, sure to end up in hands of a wealthy collector.

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