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1966 Ford GT40 MKI Coupe / 1049 Vehicle Information

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The Ford GT40 was designed to beat the Ferraris at Le Mans with its 289 cubic-inch engine. Testing began in 1964 and plans were to win in 1965. Alas, it was not to be. The prototype was fast but it failed to go the
distance in any race. In 1965, with the help of Carroll Shelby, the 1965 Daytona Continental brought the GT40's first victory but it was determined the 289-cubic-inch GT40 didn't have what it needed to win. Later in 1965, Ford created the 427-cubic-inch GT40 and Phil Hill's MKII turned Le Mans fastest lap but like 1964, the team retired en masse. Ford returned in 1966 with eight factory MK IIs and five independently entered GT40s. Ford MK IIs finished one-two-three. They returned with another car in 1967, the MK IV. Again, Ford won the 24-hour race and immediately announced retirement from the field.

This Ford GT40P with chassis number 1049 was originally a road-going car that was quickly converted to racing specifications. The owner was Grady Davis, the vice president of Gulf Oil who was instrumental in creating the relationship between the Ford GT40, Gulf Oil, and John Wyer.

At the 1967 Daytona Continental 12 Hours this car was driven by Jackie Ickx and Dick Thompson to a first in Class and a very impressive sixth overall.

Since that time the car has been treated to a complete restoration. It is seen here at the 2007 Monterey Historic Races.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2019
The Ford GT40 was designed to beat the Ferrari at Le Mans with its 289 cubic-inch engine. Testing began in 1964 and plans were to win in 1965. Alas, it was not to be. The prototype was fast but it failed to go the distance in any race. In 1965, with the help of Carroll Shelby, the 1965 Daytona Continental brought the GT40's first victory but it was determine the 289 cubic-inch GT40 didn't have what it needed to win.

Later in 1965, Ford created the 427 cubic-inch GT40 and Phil Hill's MKII turned LeMans fastest lap but, like 1964, the team retired en masse. Ford returned in 1966 with eight factory MKIIs and five independently entered GT40s. Ford MKIIs finished one-two-three. They returned with another car in 1967, the MK IV. Ford won the 24-hour race and immediately announced retirement from the field.

This example has a special place in the history of the GT40s at LeMans. Its owner, Grady Davis, a Gulf Oil vice president, decided to have Gulf sponsor a team of lightweight GT40 derived Mirage prototypes to be managed by small-block GT40 engines. Their efforts were rewarded by LeMans wins in 1968 and 1969.



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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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