Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
6. 1966 Ford GT 40 Mk II
Sale Price: $9,795,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Monterey 2018
Henry Ford II took aim at Enzo Ferrari with the Ford GT40 and the goal of winning the Le Man 24 Hours, and in 1966 Ford GT40s finished 1-2-3 with this car placing third overall, driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson. The fourth of eight Ford GT40 Mark II examples built, this car was part of the Holman-Moody/FoMoCo team for 1966–67 but first raced in the Daytona 24-Hour Continental in February 1966 with an experimental 2-speed automatic transaxle and was painted Kandy Gold for the 1966 Sebring 12 Hours where it was driven to a 12th place finish by Ronnie Bucknum and A.J. Foyt. After Sebring the car was fitted with a standard manual transaxle and further tuned by Holman-Moody before Le Mans. The car today retains its iconic Kandy Gold livery with matte Day-Glo pink highlights that were added the day before the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966.

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