THIS IS THE ONLY REMAINING FORD GT40 ROADSTER...Date: 2017-08-14
Few cars are more iconic than the original Ford GT40s which stormed to victory around 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In Henry Ford II's relentless pursuit to snatch glory away from Ferrari, 12 Ford GT40 prototypes were built to perfect the race-winning formula. Of those twelve, just 6 were GT40 Roadsters and of those 6, the following example is the only one to remain original – that can be seen in the gallery – and now the GT40 is looking for a new home.
The car is listed for sale on Classic Cars, and this particular Ford was driven by Ken Miles, Carroll Shelby and Jim Clark on circuits including Laguna Seca, Sebring and Daytona in its role as a test and development car.
Unlike the 11 other GT40 prototypes that are still out there, this one hasn't been destroyed or modified in any way. By comparison, the remaining five Roadsters have been fitted with roof panels, making this one a true unicorn. There is no asking price that has been publicized but we will not be surprised if it hits a high seven figure or potentially eight.
Check out the video below to see some previously unseen footage of the first 1, 2, 3 win at LeMans for Ford back in 1968, along with commentary from some of the Ford bigwigs from the era.