RM Auctions to Sale a Rare 1965 Ford GT40
To celebrate half a century of GT40, Ford could release something truly spectacular, but there is more than one way to make this anniversary memorable. Our suggestion? Prepare yourself with at least $3 million, head towards the RM Auctions’ sale in Phoenix Arizona on January 18, and be ready to complete your car collection with a beautiful 1965 Ford GT40.
This is a very rare vehicle, and a symbol of amazing American racing. The Ford GT40 was an instrument of success used repeatedly to win important racing titles, including four consecutive victories at Le Mans. The first production road coupe, chassis No. P/1034 was delivered in the UK to James Fielding, chairman of Heenan and Froude. This was the company that produced the dynamometers that Ford used to test the GT40s.
This particular example was purchased for private use and it has been carefully maintained and restored to look absolutely dashing for its future owner. It keeps its original Pine Green color, but it also flaunts silver Le Mans stripes that speak of the model’s brilliant racing career. Features include fender-mounted side view mirrors, heated windshield, mufflers for road use, and dual fuel tanks and fuel gauges. Its 4.7-liter V-8 engine was detuned to 335 hp.