Famed Ford GT40s go on sale

Jay Nagley

A pair of highly desirable Ford GT40s, a car famed for its Le Mans victories, are up for sale. The notorious model, which found glory at the Le Mans 24 hours (which happens on June 16-17 this year), and later in Steve McQueen's film Le Mans, will be available to buy – for the right price – at an auction in California this August.

The two cars, offering both road and racing variations, are a competition-bred 1968 Gulf/Mirage lightweight racing car, raced through 1968 and later used as the camera car in the film Le Mans and a unrestored 1967 Mk1, widely regarded as one of the most original GT40s in existence, according to auction house RM Auctions.