The last 1969 Ford GT40 produced, a 1990 Porsche 962C, and a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S were the top results at the Gooding Geared Online UK classic car auction in June 2021.
The last Ford GT40 ever produced, a “Gulf Spec” 1969 Ford GT40 sold for £2,508,000 as the top result at the Gooding Geared Online UK classic car auction in mid-June 2021. A 1990 Porsche 962C and a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S also achieved above a million dollars.
Gooding Geared Online UK June 2021 Sale
The Gooding Geared Online UK was held from 11 to 18 June 2021. As with other Gooding online-only sales, such as the just-completed May sale in the USA, the cars were assembled in a central location for inspection by potential buyers. Cars for this auction may be inspected near London by prior appointment.
Gooding realized £5,259,650 in the auction of only 14 cars with a 86% sell-through rate.
Top Results at Geared Online UK 2021 Sale
The top five results in the Geared Online UK June 2021 classic car auction were:
- 1969 Ford GT40, sold for £2,508,000
- 1990 Porsche 962C, sold for £759,000
- 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, sold for £737,000
- 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT, sold for £456,500
- 1955 Bentley S1 Drophead Coupe, sold for £280,500
1969 Ford GT40
The highlight of the Gooding Geared Online UK June 2021 classic car auction was the 1969 Ford GT40, chassis P/1085 (Estimate: £1,800,000 – £2,200,000) that sold for £2,508,000 ($3,462,000).
This 1969 Ford GT40 was the last GT40 produced and sold new as a rolling chassis to Sir Malcolm Gutherie, based in the UK, on behalf of Gil Jackson in New York, and it remained in storage untouched until the late 2000’s when UK’s Racing Fabrications commissioned the car to its rightful JWA specifications for use in historic racing and events. This historic model’s chassis was still “as-new,” presented in unmodified and original condition. The commissioned rebuild ensured that it retained its originality, encapsulating within this particular chassis the very last essence of authentic GT40 production.
Chassis P/1085 is one of only 105 produced, is presented in 1968 JWA “Gulf Spec” and is fitted with a Gurney Weslake engine. It also boasts 10″ and 14″ wheels with vented disc brakes and four-pot calipers, much like the Le Mans-winning cars of 1968 and 1969.
1990 Porsche 962C
This 1990 Porsche 962C, chassis 962-163, (Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000) sold for £759,000 ($1,047,750). It is one of seven customer cars produced by the factory based on the 1988 “Werks” racer.
Chassis 962-163 was one of three supplied to the Swiss-based Brun Motorsport. Although chassis 962-163 only competed in two World Sports-Prototype Championship races in the period, the resulting retention of originality in this example is unrivaled. It is a referential model of the Porsche race cars of the era, having remained untouched since its last racing event in 1990.