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June 16th, 2018

Anyone who is a purveyor of American motor cars, or even motorsport in general will never forget that memorable moment in 1966 when three Ford GT40s crossed the finish line 1-2-3 at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Finally, at last, Henry Ford had beaten the prancing horse and broken the pride of Italians and their motoring mentor Enzo Ferrari. Off the 3 Ford GT40s crossing the finish line, the third machine was chassis number  P/1016, a golden livery car that you see here in the photos. This particular machine that was driven to finish 3rd overall at the historic 24 hour race, driven by American pair Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson, for the Holman & Moody racing team. This car that is going up for sale at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction was the final car from the trio that was behind the first Ford GT40 driven by victors Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, and runners-up Ken Miles and Denny Hulme. For more details, head over to RM SOTHEBY’S

1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winning TrioImage source

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