If you have a hankering for history, you might want to get in touch with RM Auctions as the company will offer a 1965 Ford GT40 prototype.

If you have a hankering for history, you might want to get in touch with RM Auctions as the company will offer a 1965 Ford GT40 prototype.

Set to go under the hammer on May 21st at the Villa d'Este auction, the rare prototype is just one of five roadsters that were built. While this particular model, the GT/111, was entered into the Targa Florio rally, the car was plagued by problems. The 4.7-liter V8 was only firing on seven cylinders and the car crashed on the last lap. Following the disappointing debut, the car was shipped back to England where it was stripped and forgotten as coupes had become the dominate body style in racing.

Eventually discovered and restored, this automotive jewel is expected to sell for €2.4 to €2.9 million ($3.6 to $4.3 million).

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Ford GT40 prototype up for auction