Bale plays Ken Miles who drives the hero car to success in the James Mangold film. Miles was the original driver in 1966 who brought Ford to success at Le Mans, eclipsing Ferrari as the champion with the GT40 MKII.
This particular model up for auction is a replica of Miles’ Le Mans-winning race car, and is just one of two finished in the iconic Gulf Blue livery for Ford V. Ferrari. It was built by Superperformance and houses a Roush 427IR V-8 engine stroked to 511 cubic inches, giving it a displacement of 8.3 liters — considerably bigger than the original’s 7.0 liter V8.
Producing 600 BHP, this car is mated to a five-speed transmission, sports an all-around set of high-performance vented disc brakes, independent front and rear suspensions, and an authentic “Bundle of Snakes” exhaust system. Inside you’ll find riveted Alcantara seats and instruments replicating the original 1966 racer.
This faithfully built replica is completed with a set of Shelby American Halibrand-style wheels and is signed by Ken Miles’ 1966 crew chief, Charlie Agapiou, and Peter Miles, Ken Miles’ son. Take a look at the 1966 Superperformance Ford GT40 MKII replica in the gallery above, and find out more about the listing on the Mecum website.
In other automotive news, Ford has officially unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.