P1016

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I knew that 1016 was part of the famous 1-2-3 win at Le Mans in 1966, but I didn't know that it has an automatic gearbox.

The estimate is $9-12 million. If it exceeds $11 million, it'll beat the previous record for a GT40 (P/1074 - M.1003) in 2012, which is described at the auction record for an American car. Which is half the price of the Aston Martin DBR1 that sold for $22 million in 2017 and set the record for a British car (another Aston Martin is expected to break that record at Pebble Beach). Ferrari has the record for highest auction price for a car with $38 million, and that is also expected to be broken at Pebble Beach later this month.

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO18/Monterey/lots/r0073-1966-ford-gt40-mk-ii/692159

I'm curious why there was confusion about its chassis number in the 80s.
"In 1983 the Mk II entered a short chain of private owners, starting with Leslie Barth of New Haven, Connecticut. Under the impression that he possessed P/1015, Bart repainted the car in a light blue livery (the color worn by that car at Le Mans). "
 
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