6 historic Ford Performance race automobiles worth a number of million dollars each will be crossing the auction block in late August at an occasion presented by Chatham, Ontario-headquartered RM Sotheby’s.
These six cars coming from the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection comprise the first lots RM Sotheby’s has noted for offer at its known Monterey, California sale, the flagship auction held August 19 and 20 throughout the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Click owns 16 automobile dealerships in California and Arizona, is scaling down the collection of Ford performance vehicles he’s been racing at historic motorsport occasions since the year of 1991.
Among the automobiles he’s marketing is a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, chassis CSX 2473, one of the most effective 289 Competitors Cobras of all time. Previous owner Don Roberts netted near to 2 lots first-place prizes with the car in between 1966 and 1984, and also maintained the car during its period under Click’s ownership. It’s anticipated to bring $2.2 million to $2.6 million.
Likewise for sale is a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I, among 31 Mk I road automobiles produced, and an automobile formerly utilized by Ford for promotional purposes. The automobile, which Click has owned and raced since 1992, must return $3.75 million to $4.25 million.
Another ’64 Shelby Cobra 289, approximated at $1 million to $1.4 million, matches the Roberts-raced car, as does a Roberts-prepped SCCA-spec 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 racer, which Click is costing no reserve. The car ought to return $350,000 to $450,000, RM Sotheby’s thinks.
The sale is completed by two Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am racers dating from 1969 and 1970, the previous campaigned by the Shelby group with Dan Gurney at the wheel, among other motorists; and the latter by the Bud Moore group. They would return $1,000,000 to $1.3 million each.
RM Sotheby’s has actually hosted such sale in Monterey for more than 3 decades, and anticipates to feature some 100 collector automobiles during the two-day occasion. The auction occurs during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance hosted close by, among the largest and most well-respected concours worldwide.