Fan­tas­tic Fords: £8m

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

One man’s col­lec­tion of clas­sic Amer­i­can Ford rac­ing cars is up for grabs and is ex­pected to fetch nearly £8 mil­lion.

Car dealer and rac­ing mag­nate Jim Click is sell­ing his sixstrong lot at RM Sotheby’s Mon­terey auc­tion in the USA on 19-20 Au­gust. The group in­cludes a 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mus­tang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Co­bras and a 1966 Shelby GT350.

By far the most ex­pen­sive car is the MkI Ford GT40 – one of 31 ever made and es­ti­mated to sell for nearly £3m. Also in the col­lec­tion is one of the most suc­cess­ful rac­ing Co­bras on the planet – a 1976 Shelby 289 Co­bra. It won sev­eral B-pro­duc­tion Class Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Amer­ica, and has never claimed a DNF.

‘It’s time for me to let some­one else en­joy the cars like I have,’ says Jim. ‘They are fan­tas­tic – thor­oughly pre­pared to the ex­tent that we’ve never had a safety is­sue. Who­ever ends up own­ing them, they’re in for a truly ex­cit­ing ride. I hope they have at least half as much fun with these cars as I have had over these last 25 years.’

The sex­tet of Fords were filmed at Inde Mo­tor­sports Ranch Ari­zona. Visit tinyurl.com/ccw­fordy­outube to watch the video.

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