This incredible collection of Ford and Shelby race cars is worth millions

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RM’s Sotheby’s will sell a collection of sublime Ford and Shelby race cars at the auction house’s Monterey, California sale at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this August.

The cars, from the personal collection of dealership mogul Jim Click, represent some of the most valuable American-built cars in existence: iconic Ford and Shelby race cars including a Mk. I Ford GT40 and two original 289 Shelby Cobras.

Rounding out the collection is a pair of former Kar Kraft Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am race cars from 1969 and 1970 and a 1966 Shelby GT350.


This Ford GT40 Mk. I was conceived to be a track-crushing, Ferrari-beating racer.

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This example is one of only 31 Mk. I road cars, and it has been enthusiastically raced since it was first used by Ford as a promotional vehicle.

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The heart of the beast: a 289 cubic inch V-8 borrowed from the Mustang.

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To accommodate American drivers competing under the rules of European races, GT40s have an odd layout: right hand drive, but with the shifter on right. Expected price at auction: $3.75 million to $4.25 million.

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What happens when you put a huge American motor into a tiny British sports car? Speed. Speed happens.

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This particular example is “without question, one of the most successful 289 Competition Cobras in history,” an expert at RM Sotheby’s said.

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Which is why the house expects $2.2 to $2.6 million.

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But like all Cobras, it is, simply put, an American icon.

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The second Cobra has a little less of a competition pedigree …

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… though oddly enough, Click has owned this particular car on three separate occasions. Estimated price: $1 million to $1.4 million

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Click is also selling not one …

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… but two Ford Boss 302 Mustang Trans Am race cars.

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This one from 1969 …

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… and this one from 1970.

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In racing trim one of the greatest-ever Mustang versions is made even better.

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Each is estimated to sell for $1 million to $1.3 million.

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Rounding out the collection is this racing Shelby Mustang GT-350.

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It’s a relative bargain at between $350,000 and $450,000

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