Gooding announced the last 1969 Ford GT40 produced and a 1990 Porsche 962C for the Geared Online UK classic car auction in June 2021.
The last Ford GT40 ever produced, a “Gulf Spec” 1969 Ford GT40 with a £1,800,000 to £2,200,000, was announced as the lead car for the Gooding Geared Online UK classic car auction in mid-June 2021. A further highlight is the 1990 Porsche 962C (Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000) — raced by Brun Motorsport in only two races, the racing car is untouched since its final race.
Gooding Geared Online UK June 2021 Sale
The Gooding Geared Online UK sale is scheduled for 11 to 18 June 2021. As with other Gooding online-only sales, such as the just-completed May sale in the USA, the cars will be assembled in a central location for inspection by potential buyers. Cars for this auction may be inspected near London by prior appointment.
Highlights for the Geared Online UK 2021 Sale
Gooding announced the first high-profile cars for the Geared Online UK June 2021 classic car auction:
1969 Ford GT40
The highlight of the Gooding Geared Online UK June 2021 classic car auction is likely to be the 1969 Ford GT40, chassis P/1085 (Estimate: £1,800,000 – £2,200,000). GT40 historian Ronnie Spain has verified this particular 1969 Ford GT40, as the last GT40 ever made by Ford –– making this auction offering a particularly exciting one for Ford enthusiasts.
The 1969 Ford GT40 was 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. The GT40 is accompanied with original bodywork and a fascinating history file complete with period documentation. The car has been sparingly used over the past decade, receiving maintenance and servicing by Maxted-Page, and is eligible for countless prestigious events on the historic racing calendar.
1990 Porsche 962C
This 1990 Porsche 962C, chassis 962-163, (Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000) is one of seven customer cars produced by the factory based on the 1988 “Werks” racer, undoubtedly one of the most important racing cars of all time for the automotive powerhouse.
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. This particular example presents a rare opportunity for a collector to obtain a pure example of one of Porsche’s most successful competition cars ever produced.
Other Cars Announced for Gooding Geared Online UK 2021
A few further cars already announced for the Gooding Geared Online UK June 2021 sale include:
The 1957 Lotus Eleven, chassis 386,( Estimate: £125,000 – £175,000), designed by legendary English engineers Colin Chapman and Mike Costin, is a prime example of a versatile sports racing car. Chassis 386 started its journey at the Geneva Motor Show before enjoying local and national competition events in the UK throughout the 1960s. For more than 45 years, this car was owned by Lotus historian and author David Morgan, who used the Lotus enthusiastically on roads and tracks throughout Europe.
Maintained in top condition by Neil Twyman Ltd. for the past 20 years, chassis 386 is presented in “road” trim and is ready to be entered in tours or rallies of its next owner’s choosing. This Lotus Eleven also comes with single-seat bodywork for racing purposes and is eligible for a host of the top motor racing events across the globe.
Additional highlights of the sale include a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT (Estimate: £120,000 – £160,000) and a 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 GT (Estimate: £450,000 – £550,000).