The 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster is an incredible car that made waves when it was introduced into the racing scene is the 1960s. This car has been kept in a collection by the same owner for over 20 years and it is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder to make their car collection one-of-a-kind.
Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, California is a gathering place for car enthusiast and vintage cars. This year’s event will be particularly special due to this auction. Ford and Shelby only build 100 of these cars to sell to consumers and just four of those were roadsters. The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster that is being auctions off is the only one left in existence that is in its original condition.
Besides the fact that there is no other car like this in the world, there are also historic events that make it stand apart from the rest. This GT40 Roadster got ford to Le Mans four years in a row in the late 60s. It also was personally driven by Carroll Shelby and Henry Ford II at a test and demo event for the board of directors in Las Angeles.
The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster was consigned to RM Auctions and can be seen in Monterey in mid-August. The last time a similar vehicle was sold, it went for $7 million, so you can expect similar results if not higher!