1966 Ford GT40 from Le Mans was estimated at 12 million dollars

1966 Ford GT40 from Le Mans was estimated at 12 million dollars

June 15, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In late August at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey will exhibit a unique supercar Ford GT40 model 1966. For this car is planned to gain from 9 to 12 million dollars.

The car put up for sale performed in the marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans” in 1966. The car belonging to the team Holman and Moody, took the third place in the race. This supercar became one of three Ford GT, which in that year went to the entire podium. Then the American cars completely beat the Ferrari team.

The car was completely restored to the original state in which he participated in the “Le Mans”. Prior to the restoration, in 2003, the car won the audience’s sympathy prize at the Pebble Beach Elegance Competition. Also at that time, this GT40 participated in several races of historic cars.

The supercar is equipped with a seven-liter atmospheric eight-cylinder engine with a capacity of 492 horsepower.

In 2012, the auction of the house RM Auctions sold the racing Ford GT40 in the coloring of the oil company Gulf. Then the car was given $ 11,000,000.