Classic American Race Cars That Are About To Sell For Millions

Ford GT40

A selection of some of the most legendary American race cars to ever make it onto asphalt are destined for auction in August.

As a collective, they’re expected to yield millions.

RM Sotheby’s will commence the two-day auction of the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection in California on August 19th.

The collection is arguably one of the most significant and eye-catching assembly of competitive racing Shelby’s and Ford’s ever.

Comprising six cars that “typify the very best of their individual breed,” the collection will not be short of takers.

The Classic Cars

Among the selection are two Shelby Cobra roadsters: A 1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra that is valued at around $2,6000,000 and another 1964 298 Cobra that is valued at $1,400,000.

The former is described by RS Sotheby’s as “without question one of the most successful 289 Competition Cobras in history.”

But the most striking car in the collection is a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk1 that is tipped to rake in $4,250,000.

According to RS Sotheby’s: “The key to this car is that it has been ‘massaged’ over the past 35 years to make it a fierce competitor and a thrill to drive.”

Powered by an alloy V8 engine, the car won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

 

Will Titterington
  • 6th May 2016

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