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1965 Ford GT Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

A one-of-five 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster will be auctioned off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy on May 21. The car was built in 1965 as a prototype by Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations center in England, and is one of four surviving examples.

The Linden Green example crossing the block was raced by John Whitmore and Bob Bondurant in the 1965 Targa Florio, running as high as third before it was forced to quit after being damaged. The car, chassis GT/111 was lost after the Targa Florio, waiting to resurface until 2006.

The car was authenticated and restored in 2007, and has made vintage race appearances around the world, starting with the 2007 Goodwood Revival. Given the car's rarity, blue-chip name and Whitmore/Bondurant prestige, the GT Roadster will no doubt fetch some serious bank when it rolls across the block.


1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster

  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster
  • 1965 Ford GT Roadster


[Source: Top Gear | Images: Top Gear]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      looks amazing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope Ford comes out with a new GT soon. These cars have always been sweet- from the orginals to the GT of the early 2000's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A bidding war between James Glickenhaus and Ralph Lauren will ensue.
      • 4 Years Ago
      God I want this so bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog and Autoblog readers,

      I am now accepting donations to purchase this car. For every dollar donated I will match it wit .000001%. If I, I mean we, succeed in the purchase of this vehicle I will gladly drive by and thank each and everyone that helped this collective dream come true. As long as you live in the Charlotte area in Mecklenburg county.

      Sincerely,
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 4 Years Ago
      found some awesome vintage footage of this car on youtube:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ZeA4l2x2o
      • 4 Years Ago
      A GT40 that I could actually fit in!