Re: another article in OCTANE
1074, formerly the Wyer Team LeMans car, formerly the McQueen camera car for "LeMans", and formerly the property of Bernie Carl of Washington, D.C., sold for ten million dollars at the RM Auction within the last day or two. The release did not say who the new owner is. I think this car was one of the ones restored by Robert Ash, if I'm not mistaken, who did his usual superlative job on it.
This may be a new auction record for a GT40- there are GT40s that are worth more, but none of them have changed hands in recent years. There are not a lot of GT40s that would be worth more than this, perhaps only three or four- 1075, J5, and J6, that come to mind. And 1076 would, I imagine, be worth a similar amount.
Many of these cars belong to folks wealthy enough to campaign them as vintage racers and fix them if they break, so perhaps we'll see this one out on the track at some point. I hope so.
Mark I monocoque, completed
Safir Mk I body