Auction Block: The Final Factory-Built 1969 Ford GT40

May 11, 2021

Category: Rides

Anytime an original Ford GT40 comes up for auction, it’s a newsworthy event. But this 1969 example of the iconic race car that’s being auctioned off by Gooding & Company is extra special, as it has been verified as the last GT40 ever produced by the Blue Oval.

Chassis P/1085 was originally sold as a rolling chassis to noted British car collector Sir Malcolm Guthrie. The car remained in storage for decades until the late 2000s, when it was outfitted to its original JWA mechanical specifications for use in racing and events by the UK’s Racing Fabrications. A Gurney Weslake engine was added to the car, as were vented disc brakes and four-pot calipers similar to the ones used by the Le Mans-winning GTs of the late ‘60s. However, the modifiers made sure to leave the bodywork in its original condition, leaving it just as they found it with its original Gulf blue finish and making the car a true time capsule of Ford racing history. The last of the 105 Ford GT40s ever built will be auctioned off by Gooding & Company in their Geared Online Auction from June 11 to 18, where it’s expected to fetch between $2.5 million and $3.1 million.

Purchase: $2,500,000+

Photo: Gooding & Co. | Matt Howell
Photo: Gooding & Co. | Matt Howell
Photo: Gooding & Co. | Matt Howell

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