Comments - Rare 1965 Ford GT40 Up For Auction

Published: Dec 07, 2012
Description: Anytime an original Ford GT40 goes up for auction it's cause for celebration simply because each of these cars has its own story to tell. Most know the story behind the GT40's creation and h...
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Jared Palmer Dec 08, 2012
Shelby is killing me!
Shelby Cassandra Dec 07, 2012
Number one on my list of dream cars.
Zach Range Dec 18, 2012
Favorite american production car ever. Christmas present for 2016.....? Ya I think so!!
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Omg open road country perfect
Wyatt Gordon Dec 08, 2012
I love the GT40. Not my number one (thats the Puritalia 427), but its definitely in the top 5.
Carlos Ernesto Garcia Dec 07, 2012
The front of this car looks modern enough to hav been built in the 21st century. I cant imagine wat people thought in 1965
Jacob Viiper McCord Dec 07, 2012
What a beauty this car is
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
Still one of the best looking cars ever built.
Greg Lewis Dec 07, 2012
Ageless classic
Brandon Metzger Dec 07, 2012
Dear Santa...
Daniel Carroll Dec 07, 2012
Special
Jason Brown Dec 07, 2012
Such a beauty.
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
This is on the wish list.
Description: All told, just 107 units were built and any that still survive are now worth millions, one of which will be going up for auction next month at RM Auctions' Arizona auction. This 1965 GT40 is pain...
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Zach Range Dec 18, 2012
The kit version is the way to go! I've been considering doing one....I think I'm gonna jump on the chance.
Aj White Dec 08, 2012
@David Oh, it has enough provenance to possibly get that price. I'd push the lowest to 2.5 mill.
Timothy Hooker Dec 08, 2012
windshield...a barrier aka shield that blocks wind....saracasta guy
William Downs Dec 08, 2012
@wyatt.. it has 2 fuel tanks for endurance races so a gauge for each tank.
Tim Preisinger Dec 08, 2012
I would love to drive one once... Don't think I would want to drive it more then that... Would be too afraid of damaging it
Wyatt Gordon Dec 08, 2012
Lol @Aaron And can someone tell me why it has 2 fuel gauges?
Aaron Crisp Dec 07, 2012
Hey Timothy what's a windshield?
Timothy Hooker Dec 07, 2012
yes its when heat is applied to the windshield...sarcasta guy
Lou Guerrero Dec 07, 2012
Heated windshield?
David Justice Dec 07, 2012
I agree on buying the kit version and putting whatever engine in it. I'd feel too nervous driving an original. LOL
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
Better off buying a kit for 100,000. And putting the engine of your choosing in. Plus you can actually drive it instead of keeping it on display.
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
I doubt this one will fetch 3 mil. More like 1.5. It doesn't have the history that other Gt40's have that sell for millions.
Description: It was originally owned by James Fielding, chairman of Heenan and Froude, the company that developed the dynamometers that were used to test GT40s. It'll be crossing the auction stage on January ...
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Dillon Dixon Dec 07, 2012
If only I could get this as my birthday present, since it's the same day. If only.....
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Idc it's a beauty no matter how u look at it
Wyatt Gordon Dec 08, 2012
Not really feeling the silver, methinks they should have just left it without stripes
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
I agree n them big tires in the back tie the whole car together makes me want this than any other car in the world
Brandon Metzger Dec 07, 2012
I love it's stance
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Yea that's right drive it don't store it n say it has this many miles car were meant to be driven :)
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Like Eleanor damn that ass is sexy
David Gomez Dec 08, 2012
I knew that. Crazy story, that is the closest a Chevy had been to Le Mans until the 21st century.
Wyatt Gordon Dec 08, 2012
It's funny how not a lot of people know this, but these are actually Corvair tail-lamps. They used them because they were the lightest units that fit.
Jason Bartlett Dec 07, 2012
So many know this view all to well
Chris Chavez Feb 20, 2013
Amazing car for its time period.
David Parenti Dec 08, 2012
The shifter was on the right hand side because they were American drivers in the European LeMans. They could not shift with their left hand without tearing up the gearbox. You can mount a shift linkage wherever you please. I've always heard it was
William Downs Dec 08, 2012
@Dave.. if that's the case then why are there ones with tbe shifter in the center on both LHD and rhd models?
Dave Larby Dec 08, 2012
Where the shifter is mounted had nothing to do with driver preference. It's simply done through necessity... The ZF transaxle that the GT40 used had the shift linkage on the right hand side, so it made routing the rod linkage from the gear stick a lot easier as there wasn't a lot of space to get between the engine and the bulkhead. This also made for easier repair.
William Downs Dec 08, 2012
@bill, tell u now it fun... at first its really weird, but once u get used to it u don't wanna stop
David Parenti Dec 08, 2012
This is not a muscle car lol it's a sports car. With a muscle car engine.
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Always wanted to experience a right driving experience let alone drive a antique muscle car
Kwasi Prempeh Dec 08, 2012
@jacob. The UK and eire are the only countries in e that use right hand drive because they drive on the left side of the road.
Darian Vorlick Dec 07, 2012
Pure, unadulterated sex.
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
So the shifter is mounted on the door sill just because of driver preference. If I'm correct the originals were all RHD. The door sill mounted shifter was unique to this car.
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
The car was right hand drive because European LeMans races were run clockwise. American-counterclockwise. The shifter was mounted on the door sill because the American LeMans drivers were used to shifting with their right hand.
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
It was done so the the rod linkage could get past the engine!!
Aaron Crisp Dec 07, 2012
Maybe shifter was for someone used to LHD?
William Downs Dec 07, 2012
Yes but why is the shifter on the side, regardless where the steering wheel is the shifter remains in the center.. at least that's how it normally goes
Ross Taylor Dec 07, 2012
The whole car was intended for racing lol
Lou Guerrero Dec 07, 2012
That cage looks like its intended for racing.
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
The first Chassis was built by Abbey Panels of Coventry... The car was designed and built by a team consisting of Ford, Aston Martin and Lola. The car was started in Bromley and finished after Lola moved to a new head quarters in Slough!!
Jacob Viiper McCord Dec 07, 2012
keep in mind this wasn't made for America. It was made in Europe(?) correct me if I'm wrong. Therefore it was made RHD
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
All original GT40s were RHD up until the MK3.
Greg Lewis Dec 07, 2012
RHD is an option on a lot of vehicles. Wranglers are the most popular. Used by postal employees.
David Parenti Dec 07, 2012
Some models came RHD. Even now the GT40 kit cars have a RHD option.
Austin Whitener Dec 07, 2012
I didn't know these where right hand drive
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Jus as long as u don't get rear ended
Bill Estep Jr Dec 08, 2012
Always admired the engines in the back of cars
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
"Known as"
Dave Larby Dec 07, 2012
The only exhaust system I know of that has It's own name, it is own as The Bundle of Snakes!!
Devin Babyn Dec 07, 2012
Those headers are amazing
Greg Lewis Dec 07, 2012
It's not a polished look at me motor. Not smooth corners or chrome accents. It's pure shut up and drive. The way motors are supposed to be.
Brandon Metzger Dec 07, 2012
No kidding
Daniel Carroll Dec 07, 2012
Beast