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Seven-figure Ferraris are not horribly rare. Heck, an eight-figure Ferrari isn't a rare occurrence. Between modern masterpieces like the Enzo and more classic offerings, cracking the million-dollar mark isn't a particularly tall order for the cars from Maranello. For a Ford, though, it's a big deal.

Now, this is not just some rare Mustang. This is a GT40, the car that Henry Ford II commissioned to whip Enzo Ferrari around a track in France. As far as the Le Mans-winning racers go, they don't get much rarer than this one. Sold at the Mecum Auctions in Houston, this is one of the prototypes, meaning it's one of the very first GT40s ever built. That makes its $7 million winning a bid, a record for on-air coverage of the auction, a pretty darn impressive figure.

You can watch the auction below, but first, take a look back at our original story on this rare Blue Oval.

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      • 9 Months Ago
      Love that car. Also, those are the proper Ford/Shelby racing colors. Not the black+blue stripes on white nonsense that Ford Racing has been pushing.
        • 9 Months Ago
        Ford Racing isn't Shelby......
        Ashley Wolf
        • 8 Months Ago
        Except blue with white racing stripes was/is the OFFICIAL Auto Racing colour for the United States of America.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Pretty impressive indeed
      • 9 Months Ago
      Ahhh Fords

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