How much is a 1968 Ford GT40 worth?

How much is a 1968 Ford GT40 worth?

A Ford GT40 set a new auction-sales record at Friday’s RM Auction sale in Monterey, California. The 1968 GT40 race car sold for $11 million, the highest amount for which an American car has ever sold at auction.

What engine did the 1968 GT40 have?

The MKI used a 255 cubic-inch Indy 4-cam, a 289 and 302 small block. The 289 was by far the most popular, producing between 380 and 400 horsepower. When the MKI returned during the 1968 and 1969 season it was outfitted with a 351 cubic-inch Windsor engine. The MKII came equipped with a 427 cubic-inch NASCAR engine.

How much horsepower did the 427 GT40 have?

The GT40 Mk II was powered by a big-block 7.0 liter (427 cubic inch) V8 borrowed from the Ford Galaxie. This engine made as much as 485 horsepower, depending on how it was tuned.

How much is a 1966 Ford GT40 worth?

For $12 million.

Why didn’t Ken Miles win the Le Mans?

He dies in a tragic crash at the end of the movie—after he’s cheated out of a first place win at Le Mans because of a botched PR plan.

Did Ken Miles win Lamont?

British-born Ken Miles was a gifted race car engineer and driver. Miles won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1966, and placed second at Le Mans. Miles died in a crash while testing Ford’s J-Car later that year.

What was the Ford GT40 called in 1968?

The Mirage M1 had not been a brand new design but instead a further development of the original GT40 with a lighter chassis and a narrower roof. Where permitted these modifications were also carried through on a batch of three new GT40s readied for the 1968 Sports Car World Championship.

How much horsepower does a Ford GT40 have?

V 8 90-degree Displacement : 4736 cc | 289.0 cu in. | 4.7 L. Power : 390 BHP (287.04 KW) @ 7000 RPM Torque : 325 Ft-Lbs (441 NM) @ 5000 RPM Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm. Stroke : 2.9 in | 73 mm.

What was the last year Ford GT40 won Le Mans?

A legendary drive from Ickx eventually saw him score the GT40s fourth win, with Herrmann a mere 120 metres behind, which is still the closest ever finish at Le Mans. The 1969 Le Mans would be the last hurrah for the GT40 after a career at the top that spanned over half a decade.