/1968 Ford GT40 Sells For $11 Million

1968 Ford GT40 Sells For $11 Million

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We are used to hearing about big lumps of money shifting at auctions for classic Ferraris and Bugattis, but that is not the case with American cars. Well, until now. A 1968 Ford GT40 in a magnificent Gulf livery sells at an RM Auctions event for the remarkable sum of $11 million USD. It is now officially the most expensive American car ever.

This Ford GT40 chassis number P/1074 has a glorious racing career including a win at 1967 Spa race with Jacky Ickx at the wheel, and another one at Monza. The car was born as a Mirage M.10003, but then converted to a GT40 to cope with FIA GT regulations. The car can be restored into its original state, even though it looks just magnificent in this config.

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But even more significant than its racing heritage is this GT40’s role in Steve McQueen’s Le Mans film. That makes it a truly collectible item, even though they basically murdered it for the movie to make a camera car out of it, so it can film the star cars at high speed.

During its Le Mans racing years, this GT40 was fitted with a couple of different engines, but it’s now got a 4.7 liter Ford V8.

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