"Ford v Ferrari" GT40 RCR Stunt Car Can Be Yours

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Just one of six cars made for the movie.

The collector who already owns a Ford GT but wants to add something extremely unique to their garage should look no further. Set to cross the stage at Mecum Auctions' event in Dallas, Texas next month is this 1966 Ford GT40 replica built by RCR for last year's Oscar-winning movie "Ford v Ferrari" starring Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles. What makes this particular replica so special is that it's the only one with a VIN and title. That means it can be registered for the road. Yes, seriously.

Power comes courtesy of a 5.7-liter V8 paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Painted red with the number 3, this GT40 was the Dan Gurney car in the movie and was used in the LeMans racing scene. It was then re-stickered as No. 88 and for the 24 Hours of Daytona sequence with William Wonder at the helm.

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Mecum says the car was built to exact 1966 GT40 specifications inside and out. Notice, for example, those gold wheels. Only one interior image has been made available, which clearly shows a right-hand drive vehicle. Oddly, the gear shifter is located to the driver's right side, though that should make life easier for us Americans who are used to left-hand drive cars. No pricing estimate is listed.

Whoever ends up buying it really shouldn't worry about it keeping it perfectly spotless because, after all, this was the stunt car. It wasn't used for close-up shots but rather for actual driving. It probably already has a few dings and scratches, and that's part of its charm.

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2019's Ford v Ferrari went on to earn a global box office total of $222.5 million and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

It told the true story of how a young Carroll Shelby was brought in by Ford to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Henry Ford II, aka "The Deuce" wanted payback after being humiliated by Enzo Ferrari who used Ford as a way to secure a better buyout deal with Fiat to save his company from financial ruin. A young and ambitious Ford executive named Lee Iacocca understood what was at stake and, together with Shelby and Miles, defeated Ferrari at his own game.

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