1967 Ford GT40 Mk I: A Racing Legend Goes Under the Hammer at Amelia Auction 2024

Feb 19, 2024 3 min read
1967 Ford GT40 Mk I: A Racing Legend Goes Under the Hammer at Amelia Auction 2024

Discover the Legend: 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I Road Car.

The 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I, a marvel of automotive engineering and a beacon of racing history, is set to captivate enthusiasts at The Amelia Auction 2024. With an estimated value between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000, this iconic vehicle is not just a car but a piece of motorsport legend. As one of the 31 GT40 Mk I road cars ever produced, its allure is undeniable, steeped in a rich history that intertwines with the golden era of racing.

The GT40 Mk I's journey began with Ford's monumental victory at Le Mans in 1966, a testament to American ingenuity and determination. This particular model, chassis No. P/1069, holds a unique position in the GT40's storied past. Originally part of Ford's “Promotion and Disposal Program,” it served as a beacon of Ford's racing prowess, gaining the moniker “Hostage Car” due to its involvement in a dispute between Scuderia Filipinetti and John Wyer Automotive Engineering.

P/1069's provenance is as fascinating as its performance, with a well-documented history that includes being driven by Grand Prix world champion Graham Hill. It boasts an unbroken chain of ownership, tracing back to its first private owner, Anthony Bamford. The car has graced both the racetrack and the showroom, participating in historic racing and being displayed at prestigious events like the Geneva Auto Salon.

This GT40 Mk I is more than a classic sports car; it is a testament to the era when racing was as much about passion as it was about technology. With its powerful 289 small block engine, iconic Opalescent Silver Blue finish, and meticulously documented history, P/1069 is a collector's dream. Its significance extends beyond its racing achievements, serving as a symbol of the era when Ford dared to challenge the status quo and triumphed on the global stage.

As this magnificent vehicle heads to auction, it offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. Its legacy is not just about speed and power but also about the spirit of innovation and competition that defines the heart of motorsport. For the lucky bidder, P/1069 is not just a car but a journey through time, celebrating the legacy of the Ford GT40 and its indelible mark on racing history.

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