Discerning car collectors now stand a rare opportunity to become one of an elite few to be able to join the distinguished Ford GT40 owner’s club, as a rare 1965 GT40 with chassis No. P/1034 is being offered by RM Auctions. This high-performance British-American sports car originally produced to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, and is the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 4 consecutive times, is actually the most celebrated and highly sought after in collector circles. Finished in Pine Green color, this ultra-rare Ford GT40 that actually revolutionized America’s stance in the supercar segment is expected to fetch as much as $3 million at the RM auction scheduled to be held on January 18th in Phoenix, Arizona. However, auctioneer RM Auctions’ at its Monterey Auction also earlier offered two rare Ford GT40 racing cars, including a remarkable 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight racing car with chassis P/1074, which went on to sell for a record $11 million price to become the most expensive American car sold at auction.
This particular Pine Green GT40 on sale was originally purchased by James Fielding, chairman if Heenan and Froude, the manufacturers of the dynamometers on which the GT40s were tested.
However, this supercar has been restored and now features silver Le Mans stripes, a heated windshield, fender mirrors, 2 fuel gauges and mufflers.
Notably, the Ford GT40 holds an important place in American history as the only car that gave Enzo a run for his money.
The auction house has recently sold a rare 1903 Model A Rear Entry Tonneau, the world's oldest Ford at RM's Vintage Motor Cars Arizona Auction in October 2012 for $264,000.