Villa dEste to See 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Auctioned Off

Classic Cars

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is set to be held in Cernobio, Italy on May 21, and a statement has been released stating a 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster will be auctioned off at the event. This car was built in 1965 as a prototype by Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations center, and it is one of four surviving units. A bit about the car's history: this Linden Green roadster was raced by John Whitmore and Bob Bondurant in the 1966 Targa Florio.

Unfortunately, the car, chassis GT/111 was heavily damaged after that race and it didn't resurface again until 2006. In 2007, the car was authenticated and restored, and it has made vintage race appearances around the world. This GT40 Roadster is bound to go for a pretty penny, considering its rarity and racing prestige.

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