1965 Ford GT Prototype Roadster Headed To Auction

You are viewing a stunning 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster GT/109 that was driven in the 1965 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans by legendary French racers Maurice Trintignant and Guy Ligier. The only open-cockpit GT to ever compete in the French classic, this GT Competition Prototype Roadster is a forerunner to all of the glory that Ford earned in its historic run to four consecutive overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1966 and 1969. This Pebble Beach award-winning gem is the product of a meticulous 3 year mechanical and cosmetic restoration that was finished in 2016.

Here are some of the vehicles highlights:

  • Only 5 Roadsters were built by Ford Advanced Vehicles in England, 1 of 2 surviving examples today
  • The only Roadster with Le Mans racing history
  • Entered at Le Mans in 1965 by Ford of France with drivers Maurice Trintignant and Guy Ligier
  • Shipped back to Shelby American with a work order to ‘rebuild after Le Mans’
  • Sent to Kar Kraft to be used as a development vehicle for the J-Car, Kar Kraft’s automatic transmission, Ford’s Weber-carburetor four-can Indy motor, various other engine configurations and brakes applications
  • Acquired from Ford in 1968 by Dean Jeffries, who kept the car until 2013
  • Featured in a 1983 video by Armour Production
  • Professional restoration by Harley Cluxton III to concours standards in the original Le Mans livery
  • 2nd in Class at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, finished 2nd to the 1966 Le Mans Winner
  • Currently equipped with the HiPo 289 gifted from Shelby to Jeffries
  • The Ford 4-cam Indy engine is included
  • Ownership history includes: Ford/Shelby, Dean Jeffries and Dana Mecum

This 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster will be headed to Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction, which takes place from January 3-13. There is a good chance that this will be one of the finest American race cars to ever be sold at auction, experts are expecting this Ford GT for sale to break records when it comes to final selling price.

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