GT40 Driven By Christian Bale In ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ Heading To Auction
The Ford GT40 Christian Bale’s Ken Miles character in the new “Ford v. Ferrari” film is a replica car of the iconic racing machine originally driven in the 1966 24 Hours of LeMans. It was built by Superformance and is now headed to the auction block.
Two GT40s were made for the film. The original car still exists, but is worth at least $10 million today so was not used for movie production. Superformance CEO Lance Stander said that originally, both cars were sold within 48 hours of being returned from the filmmakers earlier this year. However, one is set to be sold again at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Florida in January.
The car dons period-correct Smiths gauges and is powered by a modern 511 cubic-inch V8 built by Roush pushing out around 600 HP.