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Ford v Ferrari GT40 Heads to Auction

Ken Miles GT40 from Ford V Ferrari to be auctioned by Mecum

Photos: Superformance

Chassis P1015, the original MkII Ford GT40 that Ken Miles drove to near victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, is a seriously valuable machine. Several years ago, figures of around $8 million were thrown around, but surely several years and all the buzz surrounding Ford v Ferrari will have bumped that number up.

There’s only one P1015 (and it’s not likely that we’ll see it trade hands anytime soon), but these days there’s another significant blue No. 1 MkII about to cross the block. Fresh from the debut of the blockbuster film, Ken Miles’ hero car from Ford v Ferrari is set to cross the auction block at Mecum’s Kissimmee 2020 auction.

We of course know that Superformance supplied a great number of the replica vehicles used in the film, and Ken Miles’ MkII is likely the most significant of the film. This exact GT is driven several times by Christian Bale in the film, along with being featured in many beauty shots and appearing at red carpet events. As far as Superformance GTs go, this one is likely to set a high watermark.

The car is built with all the standard features you’d expect from Superformance, with the addition an authentic livery from the ’66 Le Mans event, Avon CR6 ZZ tires and Halibrand-style wheels from Shelby American.

The car is powered by a Roush 427IR V8 stroked to 511 ci, and directed through a Quaife five-speed transaxle. A K&N/Inglese injection system tops the mill and spent gases exit through a “bundle of snakes’ exhaust.

The Miles-Superformance GT, lot R554, will cross the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee 2020 event, January 2-12, as a “main attraction” lot.

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