Not too long ago, we brought you the news that a rare 1964 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype is heading to RM Auctions’ annual auction event in Monterey. Now a cool video highlighting this prototype has been released and it’s sure to make you even more excited for the car to cross the auction block!
As many know, the Ford GT40 was conceived as a way of exacting revenge against Enzo Ferrari. Rumour spread in the early 1960′s that Enzo Ferrari was keen to sell the Italian company to Henry Ford. Ford spent several million dollars trying to make the deal go through, only to have Enzo Ferrari cut the deal at a late stage when a dispute over Indianapolis 500 reared its head.
Eager to get back at Enzo, Henry Ford commissioned the Ford GT40 project in an attempt to muscle into the 24 Hours of Le Mans scene, a race which Ferrari had dominated in those years. Built and designed in England, the Ford GT40 was a massive success, clinching four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans victories.
This particular one is number 108 and was built for Shelby American. It features a 289-cubic inch 4.7-litre V8 engine with a four-speed sequential transmission. It is expected to sell for between $8 million and $10 million.