Ford Motor Company collectibles
Rivalry with Ferrari
Of particular interest to collectors and enthusiasts is the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari during the 1960s.
Each manufacturer’s deep pockets and determination ensured that this competition spawned what is, in the eyes of many, the single greatest era of motorsports – which also saw the manufacture of some of today’s most collectible classic cars.
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1964 Ford GT40 Prototype
Major Ford sales included the auctioning of a 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype at RM Auctions’ Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction. The sale took place between Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th 2005.
The car sold for $2,502,500.
‘The most historically important Ford racing car’
Another major sale at RM saw the offering of 1965 Ford GT40 Works Prototype Roadster – billed as a works prototype of the most historically important Ford racing car.
The car auctioned at Villa d'Este on Saturday, May 21st, 2011. It sold for €2.100.000.
No 5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang
Noted car collector Tammy Allen’s most notable purchase in recent times was of the No 5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang. She bought the car for $352,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction in October 2009.
The car is named after Lee Iacocca, the so-called "Father of the Mustang," who returned to the company to build the limited edition car himself. Only 45 examples were ever made, contributing to the car’s market value.
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