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1966 Ford GT40 MK IIB Coupe / P/1031 Vehicle Information

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1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

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Nobody knows quite how, but sometime during the mid-June 1967, this MKII-B GT40, which had started life as P/1031, a 7-liter MKII GT40 built at Ford Advanced Vehicles in Slough, England, mysteriously changed identity and became P/1047. A Ford insider recalls that at the beginning of each racing season, a carnet had to be raised for each car and a large bond deposited to insure its appearance on the start line. In the event of an accident that made it impossible to repair a car before it was due to race again, it was less expensive to switch chassis plates with another car than to forfeit the money that had been deposited. That's what seems to have happened to this car, which had already completed a grueling season's racing in 1966 before being upgraded to 1967 MkII-B specification, which its 427 cubic inch V8 engine modified to deliver greater power, reliability and durability.

For the 1967 LeMans 24-Hour race, Ford - anxious to repeat its sensational 1-2-3 victory of 1966 - entered a six-car team. This car, which ran as number 57, was painted light blue, and No. 1047, which was painted gold and ran as No. 5, were accompanied by four of the lighter and more aerodynamic MkIV "J-Cars" which bonded aluminum honeycomb frames. This car retired after 18 hours with a seized engine. GT40 No. 1047 had already crashed and would not race again that year.

After a hasty rebuild by Holman and Moody in Charlotte, NC, this car - now fitted with the chassis plate of No. 1047 - returned to France and won a 12 hour race just two weeks after LeMans. It was the last MkII - and the only MkII-B - to win a race.
This GT40 was delivered to Shelby American in November 1965 and prepared for its first race, the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1966. With Dan Gurney driving, it led for most of that race, but the engine blew on the last corner and, breaking the rules, Gurney pushed the car across the finish line. After racing at LeMans that June the car was upgraded to the new MK IIB specification for the 1967 season, starting with 24-hour races at Daytona and Sebring. LeMans was the next event for drivers Paul Hawkins and Ronnie Bucknum. After 17 hours the car retired with a seized engine. Around this time, official Ford records show that P/1031 changed identity and became P/1047. Although the reason is unclear, many race car identities were swapped due to accidents or matters related to race registration. Whatever the case, two weeks later, Ford of France entered this car in the 12 Hours of Reims, where it finished in 1st place, driven by Jo Schlesser and Guy Ligier. This was the final win for a GT40 MKII and the only win for a MK IIB. After several more races, concluding with the race at Montlhery, the car was retired. The car has been carefully preserved ever since.



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1966 Ford GT40 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Shelby GT40 MkII 50th Anniversary
Chassis#: CSGT40P2068
Sold for USD$115,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1966 Ford GT40 MkI
Chassis#: P/1028
Sold for USD$4,400,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
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1966 Ford GT40 'P/1057'
Chassis#: P/1057
Sold for USD$2,900,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
Chassis#: GT40 P/1065
Sold for USD$3,300,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
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1966 Ford GT40
Chassis#: GT40P/1033
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2012 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
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1966 FORD GT-40
Chassis#: GTD4020390
Sold for USD$45,500
  2011 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1966 FORD GT40 2 DOOR COUPE
Sold for USD$78,100
  2010 Barrett-Jackson Auction - Las Vegas
 
1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1966 Ford GT40 MK1
Chassis#: 1065
Sold for USD$1,465,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
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1966 Ford GT40
Chassis#: 1065
Sold for USD$1,997,565
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
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1966 FORD GT40
Sold for USD$99,000
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 
1966 FORD GT40 'CAV 'COUPE
Sold for USD$121,000
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 
1966 FORD GT40 MK I COUPE
Chassis#: GT40P 1027
Sold for USD$412,500
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2002
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1966 Ford GT40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Ford GT40 CoupéP/10422019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $850,000$1,250,000
1966 Ford GT40 Mk IGT40 P/10572018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $3,500,000$4,000,000
1966 FORD GT40 / MARK I 2016 Leake Dallas Market Hall$150,000  
1966 Ford GT40 P/1061P/10612016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $3,750,000$4,250,000
1966 FORD GT40 2011 Silver Auction Ft McDowell, Arizona$95,000  
1966 Ford GT40 MK I Coupe 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$2,200,000  
1966 Ford GT40 MK IIB 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $250,000$300,000
1966 Ford GT40 Coupe 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse$70,000  
1966 Ford GT40 MK1 2008 Gooding & Company   

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