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.


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). "
$8.9 million
Dat does not include the 12% ( $1.068000 ) commission.

Not sure if reserve was met but Ill guess if not they probably made a deal.
From the Shelby-American site and in preparation for their annual party this Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.... Congratulations to Greg Miller and the Larry H. Miller family for the winning bid at the RM Sotheby's Monterrey auction for 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II P/1016. This GT40 has just arrived at the Boulder Shelby-American museum today and in time for their annual party and car show on September 1st. Actual hammer sell price was $8.9m, plus the 10% buyer fee for a total, $9,795,000.

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If anyone is in the area, make plans to attend. It's a great time and the cars are phenomenal!

Get your tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3517587
I have not seen the vent windows with a recessed opening on the main window on any originals. Are these possibly Superformance replacements?