This auction will also featured David Beckham's 2007 Range Rover and Cilla Black's 1977 Mini.
We all know the story about how Ford bested Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans, but did you also know that a few years earlier, Ford also went to great lengths to achieve success in the British Saloon Car Championship (now called the British Touring Car Championship, or BTCC). Race-prepped 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 racecars helped Ford win the 1963 BSCC Class D Championship, and this tribute car with movie star ties crossed the auction block last weekend at The London Classic Car Show for a hammer price of $18,199.
After four consecutive Class D wins by Jaguar, the Galaxie 500 arrived in the 1963 to dominate the rest of the season and claim the class championship. One good reason why the Galaxie 500 dominated was that the Class D consisted of cars with an engine displacement larger than 3,000cc, and while the Jaguar Mark 2 had a 3.8-liter inline-six, the BSCC-spec Galaxie 500s packed American muscle with a 427 CID – that's a whopping 7.0 liters! – under the hood. BSCC victories in the Galaxie that year came from racing legends that included Jack Sears, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney.
While this particular car never saw any British racing action back in the '60s, it was entered into the 2014 Silverstone Classic with eventual four-time BTCC champion Colin Turkington behind the wheel. This car was modified to resemble the classic BSCC Galaxies in 2014, and it's even powered by a race-spec 351 CID V8 and a four-speed toploader gearbox. Inside, it features everything required for racing duty including roll cage, racing seats, fire extinguisher and more. Even better than this racing tribute setup, the listing says that this car was formerly owned by noted gear head and actor, Tim Allen; on top of that, an older listing on this car from 2016 also says lists Bruce Willis as a past owner!