As the first road car to be delivered from Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Factory in Slough, England to North America, this 1966 Ford GT40 MKI is truly one of a kind. This particular car has been used as a promotional GT40 for Ford North America, making it a rare gem and a piece of automotive history at the same time.
Owned by the same family for over 40 years, the car has been carefully restored in a four-year long project to bring its charisma back to life. The fantastic condition of the chassis and of the original parts made the restoration process easier, while other pieces and materials were sourced to recreate the look and feel of the original as closely as possible. The result is impressive. The car has only 11,000 miles on board and comes with a 289 CI V-8 engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, the original undersealed chassis, and a 4-barrel carburetor. Inside the cabin, leather upholstery, a padded dash, luggage boxes, air conditioning, and a heated windscreen enhance the sense of style and the feeling of comfort. Available for sale for the first time at auction, this 1966 Ford GT40 MKI is expected to fetch between $4 and $5 million dollars. If you have the cash or simply want to take a closer look at this iconic vehicle, head over to the Mecum Daytime auction in Monterey, California on 18-20 August. Photo credits: Mecum.