Rare GT40 the latest of bountiful race car offerings at Mecum… – Vintage Motorsport
Famed collector Wayne Carini (“Chasing Classic Cars”) recently added a very special offering to Mecum’s upcoming Kissimmee Sale – a 1967 Ford GT40 MK IV (Chassis J-10). The GT40 will join as many as 4, 000 cars, trucks, and motorcycles headed for the auction block at Osceola Heritage Park, Jan. 4-15.
J-10 was celebrated in an episode of Chasing Classic Cars (S13 E06) in which Carini brought the particular car to the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance following an extensive restoration. “We were filming with the vehicle, and we got stuck in traffic. ” Carini noted, recalling some memorable moments. “It overheated on the side of the road, and we caused quite a commotion in front of the hotel.
“One of the other best parts was when I put my grandson in it in five years old. I said ‘Boy, these will be pictures you’ll remember forever. ‘”
The car features a diverse history with many storied drivers including Peter Revson, Jack Brabham, George Follmer, David Hobbs and Vic Elford all finding themselves behind the particular wheel from one point or another. A four-year restoration associated with the car was completed in 2017 to 1967 Le Mans specifications and livery and it boasts a 427 CI OHV V-8 engine, twin Holley 4-barrel carburetors, and a T-44 4-speed manual transmission.
Carini admitted he was sad seeing the car go. “I was sitting inside it when all of us pushed this onto the particular trailer in order to go down to Florida a couple days ago. I’ve obtained one more chance when I drive it on stage and that’s probably going to be it. ”
Like numerous collectors, Carini is hoping the car finds a great home and that the history lives on. “A car like this tells the story of Ford GTs and how they came about. We’ve got a good spot on Saturday afternoon, so we’ll see what happens. ”
More information about the vehicle including its rich history, can be found HERE .
In addition to the GT40, there are a plethora of notable vintage racers on offer at Mecum Kissimmee 2023:
1968 Eagle Offenhauser Indy Car (Lot S140)
Driven by Dan Gurney to second place within the 1968 Indianapolis 500, Eagle Chassis 404 has a storied past which includes three IndyCar wins in 1968 along with Gurney at the helm plus three Indy 500 appearances in subsequent years.
The car has been meticulously restored by six-time Indianapolis 500-winning car builder and Leader Card Racers chief mechanic A. J. Watson to its 1972 Indy five hundred specifications and Livery. More information about the car can be found HERE .
1959 Porsche 718 RSK Center Seat (Lot K151. 1)
Built in April 1959 and delivered new with center-seat adaptation to Christian Goethals associated with Belgium, Framework 718-028 boasts a win at the particular 1959 Leopoldville Grand Prix in the Belgian Congo plus two overall victories with the Lance Anvers hillclimb in Belgium.
The car has been part of the Rick Grant Collection since 1990 and is refurbished with classic racing in mind. More information concerning the car can be found RIGHT HERE .
1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona NASCAR (Lot S125)
Receiving a First Place Award in the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and most lately displayed on the Lemay Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, from 2021-2022, this Charger Daytona was personally inspected simply by Bobby Allison who verified its authenticity in a handwritten letter dated November 10, 1999.
It features a 426/650hp Hemi motor built and dyno tested by Dick Landy and was renewed in correct red plus gold Coca-Cola No . 22 livery after being discovered in the barn by Pat McKinney. More info regarding the car are available HERE .
1984 Lola T711 Corvette IMSA GTP Racer (Lot K220 – No Reserve)
Campaigned simply by Lew Price’s Lee Racing Team inside IMSA GTP competition within 1985 and 1986, Chassis T711-HU02 functions a race-prepared Chevrolet stock-block-based aluminum V-8 engine, Hewland VGC 5-speed gearbox, large side air intakes, centrally located fuel cell and BBS three-piece racing wheels.
The car offers campaigned at events globally including the particular Silverstone Vintage and the Philip Island Basic. More info regarding the vehicle can become found RIGHT HERE .
1963 Watson Offenhauser Indy Car (Lot S141)
Driven by former Indy Vehicle champion Chuck Stevenson within the 1964 Indianapolis 500, Watson Chassis 022-7 (the final Watson roadster built that still exists today) has been never a winner but enjoyed some success on the USAC circuit in the late ’60s.
The particular car was restored by noted expert Bob McConnell, who owned the car for a time, plus has participated in a number of vintage events in recent years. More information in regards to the car are available HERE .
1984 Lola T800 Cosworth Indy Car (Lot S249)
Powered by the particular Mario Andretti to capture the 1984 CART PPG Indy Vehicle World Series Championship, Framework HU2 features a 2 . 65L turbocharged Cosworth DFX V-8 engine, 5-speed manual Hewland cast magnesium gearbox
as well as the iconic Number 3 Budweiser livery.
Campaigned simply by Newman-Haas Race, Mario Andretti scored Indy Car wins with it in 1984 in the Meadowlands and Mid-Ohio. More details about the vehicle can be found HERE .
Additional information concerning the auction including schedule, ticket and bidder information can be found HERE .