Ford GT40 final goes to Gooding’s Geared UK online auction

The last Ford GT40 manufactured – a 1969 model sold new as a rolling chassis but not completed until decades later – will be offered at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Geared Online Classic Car auction, based near London and held June 11-18.

The GT40 is touted by Gooding as one of a “trio of high performance competition cars” which also includes a rare original 1990 Porsche 962C race car and a 1957 Lotus Eleven equipped for road use.

The coupe has been prepared for vintage events

The Geared online auction, Gooding’s exclusive internet auction platform, is the second the California-based company will conduct in England. The sale will feature “a wide range of shipments for varying tastes and budgets,” according to Joe Twyman, Gooding’s European sales consultant.

The final GT40 chassis, P / 1085, was sold new to UK-based Malcolm Gutherie on behalf of Gil Jackson in New York City, Gooding said in a press release.

“It remained intact until the end of the 2000s, when Britain’s Racing Fabrications ordered the car to legitimate JWA (Racing Team) specifications for use in historic races and events, ”the statement from Gooding reads. “The chassis of this historic model was still ‘as new’, presented in original unmodified condition. The commissioned rebuild has kept its originality, encapsulating in this particular chassis the very last essence of genuine GT40 production.

A Gurney Weslake V8 delivers the power

One of the 105 GT40s produced, the P / 1085 was introduced in the 1968 JWA “Gulf Spec” and powered by a Gurney Weslake engine. Its estimated value before auction is £ 1.8-2.2million ($ 2.43million to $ 3.09million).

“The car has been used sparingly over the past decade, has been serviced and serviced by Maxted-Page, and is eligible for countless prestigious events on the historic racing calendar,” adds Gooding. “Its new owner will appreciate its historical value as the latest automotive legend.”

The Porsche 962C took part in only two championship races

The Porsche 962C, chassis 962-163, “is one of the seven customer cars produced by the factory on the basis of the 1988 ‘Werks’ race, arguably one of the most important racing cars of all time for automotive power, ”says Gooding in his description.

The Porsche was one of three liveries to the Swiss company Brun Motorsport and only competed in two races of the Prototype Sports World Championship during the period, so that “maintaining the originality which result in this example is second to none, ”the release said.

The 962C is estimated to be worth £ 800,000 to £ 1.2 million ($ 1.125 million to $ 1.69 million).

The Lotus Eleven is designed for the road, but with an aftermarket track body

The 1957 Lotus Eleven, chassis 386, was designed by Colin Chapman and Mike Costin to serve as a versatile racing car, notes Gooding. Its estimated value is £ 125,000 to £ 175,000 ($ 175,730 to $ 246,000).

“The 386 chassis started its journey at the Geneva Motor Show before enjoying local and national competitions in the UK throughout the 1960s, ”the statement said. “For over 45 years this car has belonged to Lotus historian and author David Morgan, who enthusiastically used the Lotus on roads and tracks across Europe.

“Maintained in perfect condition by Neil Twyman Ltd. For the last 20 years, the 386 chassis has been presented in road version and is ready to be entered in circuits or rallies at the choice of its next owner. This Lotus Eleven also comes with a single-seater bodywork for racing purposes and is eligible for a host of top auto racing events around the world.

1960 Maserati 3500 GT

Two other Geared online auction highlights mentioned in the Gooding trim are a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT, valued at £ 120,000 to £ 160,000 ($ 181,350 to $ 225,000), and a Ferrari Dino 206 GT from 1967, valued at £ 450,000 to £ 550,000 ($ 632,620). at $ 773,200).

For more information, visit the Gooding Website.

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