The Monterey Car Week in California gets underway next August 12, and as usual it will culminate in the celebrated Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach.
As part of the activities planned for the event, there are always auctions that allow well-heeled collectors to get their hands on some rare and truly remarkable cars.
The RM Sotherby’s auction will feature a model that is sure to sell for an astronomical price. That would be a Ford GT40 prototype, a model conceived by the automaker in the 1960s to take on Ferrari during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In this, the car succeeded, beating its Italian rival three years running – which of course didn’t hurt the GT40 in its journey to mythic car status.