A 1967 Gulf/Mirage Ford GT40 was sold at auction in the US for USD 11 million plus auctioneer’s fees. Before the auction, the vehicle was estimated that it would reach upwards of USD 8 million.
These days, any GT40 will command huge dollars, and this particular GT40 is one of only two surviving production lightweight GT40 models.
The car’s history also includes an extensive race career throughout the late 1960s and early ’70s from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials at the hands of Jacky Ickx. The car was also used as a camera car in the classic 1971 Steve McQueen film, Le Mans, adding to the overall value.
It was presented in the Gulf team colors of Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe, the GT40 lightweight had a 320 kW mid-mounted V8 engine and five-speed manual transmission.
The list of cars which were sold by RMA Auctions of Monterey California, will make you weep, as they sold more than USD 30 million in other rare and collectable vehicles including a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (USD 8.58m); a 1955 Ferrari 410 S (USD 8.25m); a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ (USD 6.71m); a 1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster (USD5.17m) and a 955 Aston Martin DB3S that reached USD 3.69 million.