Mark, what's this?


- jim 8-14-2013 6:02 pm

The iconic 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, chassis P/1074, used extensively as a camera car in the film Le Mans, sold for $11,000,000 at RM’s Monterey, California, sale on August 17, setting a new world record for an American automobile sold at auction.

The first, by serial number, of several lightweight GT40s built for the J.W.A./Gulf team, this car was completed in 1968. Finished in the Gulf team colors of Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe, it raced extensively throughout 1968 from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials at the hands of Jacky Ickx before it was sold to Solar Productions in 1970 and used in the making of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans.

- dave 8-14-2013 9:49 pm [add a comment]

Being on the street, I'd hazard a guess that it's a replica or a continuation model. The continuations are built using the original design. The continuation cars are expensive, but don't have the collector value of the cars with heritage

The motivation for the car was spite. Henry Ford II had been in negotiations with Enzo Ferrari to buy Ferrari. When the deal went south, the GT 40 was developed to beat Ferrari. They won four consecutive races at Le Mans, so they did okay.
- mark 8-14-2013 11:45 pm [add a comment]

This was same location as that Ferrari from before. Saw today that there is a super fancy car dealership (club?) there. So I guess they sometimes park cars on the street to draw attention. Still might not be the real thing I guess....
- jim 8-15-2013 1:49 am [add a comment]

Wasn't the other thing a porche? James dean model.
- bill 8-15-2013 12:18 pm [add a comment]

Porche made a James Dean model?

- steve 8-15-2013 12:41 pm [add a comment]

Lil bastard has been duped and reduped.
- bill 8-15-2013 12:55 pm [add a comment]

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