Sold for $1,997,565 (£968,000) at 2007 RM Auctions
Sold for $1,465,000 at 2008 RM Auctions
Sold for $1,650,000 at 2010 Gooding & Company
Sold for $3,300,000 at 2016 Gooding & Company
.The Ford GT40 was a high performance sports car and winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. It was built to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, winner at LeMans six times in a row from 1960 to 1965.
GT40 chassis number 1065 has a well-documented history with a continuous chain of ownership. When Christies inspected the car in 1998 it still only showed 2,540 miles. GT40 s/n 1065 has been re-liveried twice over the years but is now back to its original color of Azure blue with the complementary original black upholstery. Built to nearly the same specifications as the racing version, this example is nonetheless fitted with a fully trimmed interior, which is original and in superb condition. The car has its original engine (number SGT 27) and ZF gearbox.
Ford built 31 examples of the GT40 MKI for road use, and this example is one of seven such cars that were consigned to the Car Merchandising Department-Ford Division as part of a Mk I dealer promotion program. It was given 'Road Car Specifications' which meant it came equipped with a Weber-carbureted 289 Hi-Po engine.
It left Ford's Dearborn headquarters on December 23rd of 1966 and was eventually assigned to Ford's Philadelphia Sales District for dealer promotion. It was invoiced to Al Grillo Ford of Lynn, Massachusetts on November 28th of 1967. Charles Hill of Dallas, Texas, then acquired the GT40 and kept it for approximately two years. In 1969, Mr. Hill sold this GT40 to Andy Harmon of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who then changed the color scheme from the factory blue to a turquoise blue with white pinstripes and non-standard Ford GT side stripes. Mr. Harmon also added MK III-style side windows and slightly flared the rear wheel lips.
In 1970, Nick Shrigley-Feigl of Great Britain acquired the car. He had it repainted purple with white stripes. A full restoration occurred from 1982 to 1984 and at the time of completion, the odometer displayed 2,035 miles. Mr. Shrigley-Feigl sold the GT40 to William Loughran of Preston, England in 1984. Mr. Loughran painted it red with black trim.
The car was later sold to Richard Allen and then, in 1989, to Alan Baker who kept it for 11 years. In 1989, the car displayed only 2,540 miles. In 2000, it returned to the United States and into a private collection in the Northwest. Graham Revell purchased the car in 2002 and in 2004 it returned to the United Kingdom when it entered the collection of Frank Sytner.
In 2009, it was given a substantial restoration that included a rebuild of the engine, transmission, brakes and suspension, and a repaint in its original color. Over $100,000 was spent on the work. The current caretaker acquired the car in 2010.
The car is currently finished in its original color of Azure Blue without racing stripes. It has Halibrand wheels and its odometer currently shows just 3,200 miles.
|For Road and Track: Ferrari 750 Monza and Ford GT40 Mk I Street Car Join RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale|
|• RM Sotheby's Monterey docket bolstered by a historic 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider and a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
• One of the most original 750 Monzas in existence, chassis no. 0510 M was campaigned by the 'big three' of American driver talent in period—Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall—and is offered out of 60 years in single-ownership
• An American legend for the road, 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I comes to market for the first time in 25 years, restored in its original road-going specification
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|RK Motors Charlotte Acquires Iconic '66 Le Mans-Winning P/1064 GT40|
|Historic Racecar Undergoes 20-Month Restoration That Will Culminate With Appearance at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
CHARLOTTE (January 20, 2015) — RK Motors Charlotte today announced it has purchased one of motorsports history's most iconic racecars – the 1966 LeMans-winning #2, P/1064 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing's most prestigious competition.
The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with...[Read more...]|
|RRDC Evening With Emerson Fittipaldi A Highlight Of Long Beach Grand Prix|
| ||LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 7, 2017) - The April 6 RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone boasted a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, as the two-time Formula 1 and Indy 500 champion was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Representatives from the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Indianapolis 500 and the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championshi...[Read more...]|
|JOHN SURTEES CBE ANNOUNCES AUCTION LOTS FOR THE 2016 HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION TEAM KARTING CHALLENGE|
|• Tuesday 5 July 2016 – Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, Brooklands|
Team entries are shaping up well for the hotly contested Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge, which will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event organised by John Surtees CBE, in co-operation with Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World will be staged once again at the iconic Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey and is free to spectate.
Each year the Brooklands Team Challenge receives tremendous support from t...[Read more...]
|1967 German Grand Prix: Ickx Just Playing with the Big Boys|
|As the usual immense crowd gathered around the Nuburgring for the 1967 German Grand Prix, just a casual glance at the grid would not tell the real story. However, it wouldn't take too long before the crowd would begin to take notice of a Formula 2 car being driven by some young Belgian with a short, but interesting, last name. From that moment on, nearly everyone would know the name Ickx.
Jacky Ickx's talent was quickly gaining recognition and praise. However, at the beginning of the 1967 se...[Read more...]|
|RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013|
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'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]|
|1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: Bewildered Bruce|
|The look on Bruce McLaren's face as he climbed from his GT40 would be one of stark contrast to the rest of those with the Ford team. It was clear who the winner was, and yet, confusing as well. In the midst of one of the most demonstrative and authoritative victories in Le Mans history, McLaren and his co-driver Chris Amon would find themselves the beneficiaries of a saga that upset the team management at Ford as much as Ferrari's presence.
It was an all-out effort. Tremendous amounts of capi...[Read more...]|