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[Video] Rare 1964 Ford GT40 prototype sold for $7 million
As far as auctions go, you usually don’t wonder much when old Ferraris go for seven figure sums. Well, if you’re a connoisseur – you won’t even dwell too much on some very rare models snatching sums in the eight-figure area.
But how about a Ford that earns a big seven figure at an auction – even if it’s held in the US – home of the blue oval. That’s definitely something to wonder and that’s just what happened at the Mecum Auctions in Houston, where its $7 million winning bid made the record for an on-air coverage of the auction.
While this is an impressive figure indeed, we need to take a closer look at the car – it’s a 1964 GT40, actually one of the prototypes of the car Henry Ford II asked to whoop Enzo Ferrari’s red race cars in France during the 24 hours Le Mans race. And since it’s one of the earliest built, as far as Le Mans winner interested collectors, it won’t get any rarer.
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