Photo by Lothar Spurzem
Ford is one of the most iconic automakers in the world thanks to not just a few, but dozens of classic, game-changing automobiles. From the quintessential Model T, to the elegant Thunderbird, to the world-champion Mustang, Ford has made a name for itself in the auto industry.
One of these paradigm-shifting models was the Ford GT40 Roadster. Designed in the early 1960s, the GT40 Roadster finished construction in 1965. Only six were ever built to completion with the topless configuration, as they were simply meant to be prototypes for future mass-production roadsters.
Five of the models were dissembled or rebuilt with hard-tops; only one survived. Now, that last original Ford GT40 Roadster is up for sale
Before it goes back into private hands, it was put on display at The Quail during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20. Cost of admission for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance? Just a quick $375 for the day-long parade of automotive royalty.
The last original Ford GT40 Roadster is expected to reach a price somewhere in the upper seven-figures, while some experts predict a final sale price in the low-million range.
If you’re looking into purchasing a new Ford, stop by Paul Obaugh Ford today to see some of Ford’s history-shaping vehicles.