Ford GT40 fetches $11million

Tuesday 21 August 2012

A Ford has become the most expensive car ever sold at auction in America.

The 1968 Ford GT40 sold for a staggering $11million (£7million to you and me) at an auction in California last weekend.

The original Ford Le Mans car was dressed in the classic Gulf livery and actually ran at Le Mans in the period where the Ford was showing Ferrari how it should be done.

This particular cars biggest claim to fame is that it was a camera car for the 1971 film Le Mans, starring none other than car chase legend Steve MacQueen.

The $11million dollars fetched was a record for US car auctions and the amount raised by this car was almost a quarter of the total raised by the auction.

To give you an idea how much money that really is, if the owner didn’t fancy a Le Mans car he could have bought 700 Fiestas for the same money.

Then again, we think that the GT40 is a tad more desirable than your own fleet of superminis.



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