RM explodes into life with $10million Ford GT40 sale in Monterey

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RM Auctions had a storming first night at its two-day fixture in Monterey, amassing more than $22 million from the three leading lots alone.

When the top seller – the Gulf/Mirage Ford GT40 lightweight – surged to a $10 million hammer price there were gasps and applause in equal measure.

With a win at Spa in 1967, and a roster of former drivers including Ickx, Redman and Hailwood, the car was originally a Mirage but was converted into a Group 4 GT40 for JWA a year later. It was later the camera car for Steve McQueen movie Le Mans.

Second top price was the $7.5million bid for a one-off Scaglietti-bodied 1955 Ferrari 410S. 

Third spot was snatched by the 1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster, which took $4.7million, virtually double the hammer price for a 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé.

New world records were set when a "chairs and flairs" 1974 Dino 246 GTS made $425,000 and a very low mileage '89 Testarossa made $240k.

The story of the night, apart from the GT40, obviously, was the $720,000 shelled out for a ratty 1965 289 Cobra Mk2 that had had just one lady owner from new and fewer than 40,000 miles on the clock.

Please note: all the prices quoted above were hammer prices recorded at the sale, they do not include premiums or taxes.

Comments

Speedangel

Unbelievable!!

Golfboy

What happend at the Gooding Auction?

henritark

crazy pictures .I love all of them.How do you collect such fantastic pictures?ffxiv gold

Peter_Mouldweb

Wow, these cars are beautiful, especially Scaglietti-bodied 1955 Ferrari 410S. It is such a vintage car, but its pristine condition certainly seems to show that it still runs beautifully (unlike my current BMW car with swirl flap issues). Seriously, nothing beats vintage cars. My sister drives a 1955 Chevy Station Wagon and it drives better than any of my cars. The seats are extremely comfortable too and it definitely stands out on the road, not to mention that it is also quite cheap and has a solid body that simply lasts through time.

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Best regards / Peter Mould / pmwltd

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