Pristine ’66 Ford GT40 Prepped for Pebble Beach Bidders
Arizona automotive titan Jim Click has prepared a small batch of era-defining Ford racers for RM Sotheby’s August event at Pebble Beach headlining an original Mk I GT40. The batch of six Ford racing vehicles from his collection feature two Shelby Cobra’s, three Mustang coupes and one showstopping unbelievably rare example of a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I. This event coincides with the Concors D’ Elegance of Pebble Beach doubling as extension of the living museum which makes the buying experiences one of the best in the industry.
Ford GT40s of all generations come and go for sale online routinely, there’s a handful you can buy now, however for the last decade there hasn’t been one of this type in this condition primed for the taking. This 1966 Ford GT40 chassis No. P/1061 began its life as a promotional-use vehicle used sparsely for auto shows, parades and light racing events. It isn’t only a star supercar it’s a celebrity! Acquired by Jim Click in 1992, it was previously owned by an Australian ex-racer Bob Stillwell. Nowhere in the description does it say repainted or updated. Still in factory form for the purists.
Ford’s history books show only 31 GT40 Mk I editions were ever built signaling the estimated market value of 3.75 million to 4.25 million USD seems a little low right now. In my point-of-view this toy should fetch at least 5 million USD maybe up to 6 million. Where can you find another in P/U GT40 in this condition? Nowhere else, not anytime soon, think about it? I smell bidding war! As soons as bidders hear the OHV eight-cylinder Ford racing engine fire up, humming the 395-hp engine under its glass hatch covered bonnet the stir of commotion will fill the auction house. Sotheby’s hasn’t released data but pictures are ready for your enjoyment.
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