Every automotive geek is likely to have followed the Ford vs. Ferrari once in his life. An incredible journey by an automotive giant featured a masterpiece on the Le Mans race track, only to prove that the Italians were wrong, the Ferrari.
Ford smashed the pride of the rearing horse with its GT40 Roadster. And recently the auction, of one of the same Le Mans pride, the 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster, and the initial bid is only $ 10 million.
This amazing average machine is known as GT / 109 and is equipped with a 289 cc V8 from Shelby Cobra. The same is paired with a 5-speed ZF transmission. The Roadster variant of the Ford GT40 model to compete in Le Mans entered in 1965 by Ford of France and driven by Maurice Trintignant and Guy Ligier.
This madness somehow ended up in the hands of Mecum Auctions founder Dana Mecum. They commissioned a Concours-level restoration to bring the car back to its original Le Mans specification. The car is now in a unique condition and comes equipped with the Real 289 V-8 that it had when Jeffries took possession.
This 1965 Roadster will go up for auction next month at its Indianapolis event. Mecum estimates that this GT40 could be available anywhere from $ 7.5 to $ 10 million. If this baby is an old legend to you, Mclaren also announced the limited-edition McLaren 720S Le Mans.