To simply put it, the Ford GT40 is probably the most iconic race car to have come out of the American soil, ever, thus it is always exciting to talk about this American legend whenever we get a chance. Speaking of chance, RM Sotheby’s, who are among the biggest and the oldest company’s in their field, the world over, has just listed a completely restored 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 for their upcoming auction on 19th -20th August, 2016 at Monterey, California.
This 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 with a chassis number P/1057 was born as a road car, among the only 31 examples that were created by the company for the road. Furthering this particular examples history, the stunning 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 see in these pictures was one of 20 cars allocated to Ford’s Promotion and Disposal Program when new, and one of only 7 road cars consigned to Shelby American for retail. This great example of the legendary 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 was sold as brand new to Nick Nero of Kansas City, Missouri, where this 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1, P/1057 spent its first decade as a daily driver under a handful of private owners, before entering hibernation in the early 1970s. 1984 saw this 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 acquired by a well-known and highly respected GT40 restorer Robert Ash, who undertook a thorough, exacting restoration, right down to cleaning up the factory-issued hoses and spark-plug wires, and reconditioning the original carburetors and unusual competition-style 180-degree crossover exhaust.
This iconic car has been with the current owner since 1991 and has been immaculately maintained and has also been used on road many a times. This means that it has been with a single owner for more than 25 years now and now it is being offered publicly at the Monterey auction by RM Sotheby’s. It is expected that this exceptional 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 will fetch a price of anything in the range of $3,250,000 – $3,750,000. Interestingly, this 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 is being offered alongside the stunning 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider we told you about only recently.