GT40 that finished third at Le Mans in 1966 headed to RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale
Two cars from opposite ends of the classic car spectrum took pre- and post-war Best of Show honors at the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has unveiled the official posters for 2016, with the artwork for the concours depicting the three Ford GT40s.
In 1966, Ford GT40s accomplished the astounding feat of finishing 1-2-3 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ending a six-year winning streak by Ferrari and settling a grudge.
The original Ford GT40 was created in 1965 for the sole purpose of competing with European automakers and to prove that Americans could win endurance races, particularly the 24 hours of Le Mans.
The Ford GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and led a stunning 1-2-3 sweep by the automaker’s cars in the classic endurance race.
Probably the most famous American race car ever, the Ford GT40 is famed both for beating Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and for its soaring value.
The Ford GT40 prototype racecar that hammered sold at a record $7 million April 12 at the Mecum auction in Houston.
Up to this point, the Europeans had dominated the biggest races of the day.