6 historic Ford racers going to the auctions

If you have a few million pounds to spare and fancy owning a piece of motoring history, get yourself down to California in august for RM Sotheby’s annual Monterey sale. A lot of petrol heads will be very jealous when they see that some very rare Mustangs, Cobras and even a GT40 will be going to the block, expecting to fetch money, most of can only dream of. All the cars are part of Jim Click’s Ford performance collection and have been maintained and restored an exceptional condition.

70 mustang1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am – Exp £900,000+

The first of 2 Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am cars going up for sale. The car was built and raced in the SCCA Trans Am series, which is an American road racing series. Only 3 of these cars were ever built for the 1969 season, and this model, with chassis number 9F0M148628 was raced by famous drivers such as Dan Gurney, Pete Revson, George Follmer and A.J. Foyt.

 

mustang 11970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am – Exp £900,000+

If one Mustang wasn’t enough, an identical 1970 model is going through the sale also. This Mustang was raced in the 1971 season, driven by Peter Gregg of the Bud Moore team. He finished the season in third.

 

 

 

3501966 Shelby GT350 – Exp £310,000+

This Shelby is SCCA B-Production Southern Pacific Division Champion which raced in the 1970 season by Don Roberts. The expected price of between $350,000 and $450,000 seems rather cheap compared to the others.

 

 

Expected to make a stunning £1.8m

Expected to make a stunning £1.8m

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra x2 – Exp £965,000+

Arguably one of the greatest race cars of all time, when Carroll Shelby agreed to collaborating with AC on their Ford powered Cobra, the Ferrari and Chevrolet rivaling Shelby Cobra was born. The first model was owned on and off by Ford Click for the past 40 years and looks set to move on to a lucky new owner very soon.

If one Cobra isn’t enough, their is another going through the auction, and this one is rather special. This Cobra claimed to “featurea an unrivalled period racing history with countless wins to its name, and significantly, has not claimed a single DNF in its illustrious career.” Expect closer to £1.8million for this special car.


gt1966 Ford GT40
– £2.9million+

Save the best till last. The Ford GT40 will forever be regarded as one of the greatest race cars of all time. In 1966, the GT40 achieved a 1,2,3 finish at Le Mans, an incredible achievement for any manufacturer. The model going up for sale is from the same golden year and is expected to big some serious money.

The 6 historic cars will be going to the block in august, and the lucky new owners will take delivery shortly after. If you fancy your very own racer, take a look at the Focus ST and award winning Fiesta ST, both with fantastic drive quality and excellent financing options; Dees of Wimbledon

 

 

Source – Top Gear – Classic Fords – 10/5/16

 

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