1966 Ford GT40 MKI Coupe / P/1028 Vehicle Information

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1966 Ford GT40 photograph

1966 Ford GT40 photograph

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MKI Coupe
Chassis #: P/1028
Sold for $4,400,000 at 2016 Mecum : Monterey.
The early GT40 road cars were production racing coupes that were slightly converted for the street. They retained mainly of their competition features, including only driver-side seat support, two fuel pressure gauges, battery-mount brackets in passenger foot well, and lighter fiberglass. Luxurious amenities included leather upholstery and trim, padded dash, air conditioning, centered rearview mirror, heated windscreen and luggage boxes. They has special exhaust silencers, softer brake pads and shock absorbers that were 25-percent softer than the race units.

This example, built at the Ford Advanced Vehicles factory in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, is chassis number P/1028. This was the first road car delivered to North America. It was used briefly as a test and evaluation car on Ford's test track. It later served as Ford North America's official Promotional GT40.

The car features a 'High Performance' 289 with a single Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Sunbeam Tiger air cleaner. The 335 horsepower is sent to a ZF 5-speed gearbox, the same used in the race GT40s.

The car's first promotional stop was at the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida. The car was paraded around the event all weekend and then parked in the pit lane prior to the race. After Sebring, it traveled through the United States to dealerships, exhibits, and car shows. It appeared in a four-page spread in the July edition of 'Playboy' magazine, followed by the September 1966 issue of 'Mechanix Illustrated.'

After six months of travel, it was sent to Comstock Racing in Toronto, Canada where it continued its promotional outing in Canada. It traveled to several tracks including St. Jovite, Mosport, Westwood, and Watkins Glen.

At the end of the 1966 season, it was shipped to Kar-Kraft where it was painted blue and used as a Ford VIP car for Ford Executive Fran Hernandez.

David Tallaksen purchased it sometime in 1967 and by 1969 it was in the care of Steve Earle. It spent time in the care of another California owner before being purchased by the Schroeder family of Burbank in 1975. They had the car painted in Blue-and-Orange Gulf livery for a Gulf television ad in 1981 and was then put on display at the Justice Brothers Racing Car Museum in Duarte, California. In 2003, it was exhibited at the Monterey Historic Races.

After nearly four decades of ownership, the car was sold and a complete ground-up restoration was started. During the process, the car was found to be an extremely original car, with approximately 11,000 miles on the odometer. The original metallichrome silver paint was found under the Gulf, and dark blue layers of paint. It is currently finished exactly the same way it appeared when it rolled down the pits in Sebring 50 years ago.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016


2016 Mecum : Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $4,400,000

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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