The upcoming Geared Online sale in the UK presented by Gooding & Company will see three high-performance competition vehicles go on sale. The sale, planned from June 11 to June 18, 2021, will give collectors and interested bidders the opportunity to take home a 1969 Ford GT40, a 1957 Lotus Eleven, and a 1990 Porsche 962C.

1969 Ford GT40 

Estimate: £1,800,000-£2,200,000 

This 1969 Ford GT40, chassis number P/1085, has been verified by GT40 historian Ronnie Spain to be the last example that Ford ever made, adding to the interest for Ford enthusiasts.

The Ford GT40 was sold new to Sir Malcolm Gutherie as a rolling chassis, who was based in the UK, for Gil Jackson in New York. It was kept untouched and in storage until the late 2000s when UK’s Racing Fabrications had the car commissioned to its correct JWA specifications to be used in historic racing and events.

The chassis of the historic car was “as-new” and in an unmodified and original condition. The commissioned rebuilt made certain that it preserved its originality, keeping the essence of the last authentic GT40 production. 

Only 105 units of the GT40 were produced, and the example is presented in the 1968 JWA “Gulf Spec” and equipped with a Gurney Weslake engine.

Gurney Weslake engine

front of 1969 Ford GT40

Like the Le Mans-winning cars of 1968 and 1969, it features 10” and 14” wheels with vented disc brakes and four-pot calipers.

The GT40 will come with its original bodywork as well as its complete history file with period documentation. Over the past 10 years, the car has rarely been used, but it has been regularly maintained and serviced by Maxted-Page.  

Seats of Ford GT40

The example is eligible for numerous prestigious historic racing events, with the new owner being the keeper of the last of an automotive legend. 

1990 Porsche 962C 

Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000 

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Final Ford GT40 Ever Made to go on Sale
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/final-ford-gt40-ever-made/
Published Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 20:29:39 +0000

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