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Here's Your Chance to Own One of the Most Important Ford GT40 Prototypes in Existence

Chassis GT/105 was a test and development car for Ford in its lead up to the now-iconic Le Mans win. Now, it's for sale.

© Duncan Hamilton Rofgo

By Brian Silvestro, Road & Track

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you know of the history surrounding Ford's legendary race car, the GT40. Of course, you can't just build a car to beat Ferrari at Le Mans overnight. Years of testing, development, and practice took place leading up to that fateful weekend, and Ford has this prototype to thank. Now, you can own it.


This GT40, designated chassis GT/105, was the last of five initial prototypes assembled in the United Kingdom in 1964 for test and development purposes. According to the sellers at Duncan Hamilton Rofgo, this was the first GT40 to be fitted with the 289 cubic-inch Ford V-8 and ZF gearbox, and the first GT40 built with production-spec bodywork. It served as a test car at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, and was used as a factory works entry at Sebring and Daytona. Legends such as Richard Attwood, Bruce McLaren, Phil Hill, and Bob Bondurant have spent time behind the wheel.


Despite its time as a test mule and as an actual race car, the selling dealer claims GT/105 remains in great condition, with no significant damage. They also claim that of the three remaining initial prototypes (the first two were allegedly scrapped in-period), this one has the highest test mileage.


The other two prototypes? They're currently stashed in the Shelby Museum. So if you're in the market for a historically significant GT40 prototype that was raced when new, this is likely one of the only chances you're going to get for a long time. Of course, if this one is priced similarly to most other GT40s, you should be prepared to spend at least seven figures.


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