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Ford v Ferrari GT40 Grabs $484,000

Miles hero car from Ford v Ferrari sells for $484,000

The Bullitt Mustang wasn’t the only big screen star car set to cross the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee 2020 auction, as the Ken Miles hero car from James Mangold’s 2019 film Ford v Ferrari sold for a staggering $484,000 on Saturday, January 11.

This was the one and only Superformance GT40 built to emulate the Miles-Hulme car that raced in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the film crew used it for all glamour shots and close ups. There was allegedly a lesser GT40 also used in filming for some of the grittier scenes, but you'll have to grab our next print issue to read more on that.

Driven by Christian Bale several times in the movie, this GT40 has become the poster child for the film, and was displayed at multiple red carpet events. After filming was completed, the GT was signed by Peter Miles (Ken Miles’ son) and Charlie Agapiou (Miles’ crew chief in ’66). A certificate of authenticity from Superformance underscores the car’s role in the film.

Mecum Auction’s early estimate put Lot S203 at $275,000 - $325,000, a price range the GT quickly surpassed. The hammer fell at a staggering $440,000, or $484,000 after fees, suggesting Mecum Auctions netted 10 percent on the sale.

Of course you can get your own Miles-Hulme GT by checking out Superformance’s Cinema Series cars. Starting at $189,995 without a driveline, one of these will save you roughly $270,000 over to the fee-inclusive price of the film car — and will net you just as much fun.

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