June 17, 2021

Linkage Mag

Geared for the Automotive Life

Gooding & Co Brings Competition Car Trio to UK Sale

Image: Matt Howell, Gooding & Company

While masking mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions may be starting to ease, the auction world continues on with high-profile online events. 

Gooding & Company has organized a second Geared Online event in the UK this June, and it will feature several high-profile vintage racing cars as part of the auction.

Among them are a 1969 Ford GT40, a 1990 Porsche 962C and a 1957 Lotus Eleven.

1969 Ford GT40 (Estimate: £1,800,000 – £2,200,000). Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Matt Howell.

The 1969 Ford GT40, s/n P/1085, has been verified to be the final example produced by Ford. It was sold new as a rolling chassis to Sir Malcolm Gutherie and remained untouched and in storage until the late 2000s, when UK-based Racing Fabrications brought the car to JWA specifications for use in historic racing. It’s presented in 1968 JWA “Gulf Spec” and is fitted with a Gurney Weslake engine. 

1990 Porsche 962C (Estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000). Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Matt Howell.

The 1990 Porsche 962C is one of seven factory customer cars based on the 1988 “Werks” racer. This car, s/n 962-163, is one of three that were supplied to Brun Motorsport in Switzerland. It ran in two races in period, which means it’s quite original — in fact, it’s been basically untouched since its last race appearance in 1990.

1957 Lotus Eleven (Estimate: £125,000 – £175,000). Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Matt Howell.

The 1957 Lotus Eleven, s/n 386, was owned by Lotus historian and author David Morgan for more than 45 years. The car is in road configuration, making it perfectly suited for tours and rallies.

Gooding & Company’s second Geared Online UK event begins on June 11 and runs through June 18. Learn more about these cars — and all the cars on offer — here.