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Christopher Bruce2012-08-21 16:05:05

Ford GT Sells for $11 Million at Auction, Highest Ever for an American Car

The car has extremely good provenance being one of the first Gulf liveried cars

The 1968 Ford GTGT40 Mk IIIFord GT40 Mk IIIUnited Kingdom, 1967 > present23 photos
/Mirage that we profiled on Autoviva on August 8 sold for $11 million at RM's Monterey auction on Saturday on August 18. It was the most an American car has ever sold for at auction. 

This GT40 was part of the first three cars to be painted with the blue and orange Gulf livery. It started as a Mirage, which was a company built more aerodynamic bodies for GT40s and were among the first to use carbon fiber. It was also the camera car for the film Le Mans

The car currently has a 289ci (4.7l) V8 with Gurney-Westlake cylinder heads producing 440hp. Only one other MirageMirageMirageUnited Kingdom, 1966 > present4 models
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M1 still exists, and the car being auctioned comes with both the GT40 body and Mirage M1 body. 

It beats the record set last year by a Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase CoupeModel J Murphy Whittell CoupeDuesenberg Model J Murphy...United States of America, 1931 > present1 photo
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that sold for $10.34 million at RM's auction. 

Source: Car Scoop

1968 Ford GT40 and Le Mans Camera Car Crossing Auction Block





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