On The Block: Jim Click's 1966 Ford GT40 'P/1061'
RM Sotheby's, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, has announced a selection of vehicles from the esteemed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection as early highlights for its flagship Monterey, California sale on August 19th & 20th. One of the most notable collections of competitive racing Fords and Shelbys ever assembled, the group slated for Monterey comprises six outstanding vehicles, each typifying the very best of their individual breed.
Expected to fetch the highest price will be a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I, chassis no. P/1061, a highlight of the Click Collection for over two decades. One of just 31 Mark I road cars, the featured GT40 was one of seven retained for promotional use by Ford's merchandising department - a role that saw it take to the road and used by the company's Southeast Regional Sales district in 1967 as part of dealership displays, auto shows and demonstration laps at SCCA events.
At the end of its time on the display circuit, P/1061 passed through a well-documented chain of enthusiast owners, including noted Australian racing driver, Bib Stillwell, before landing with Jim Click in 1992. In the years since, Mr. Click has actively raced P/1061 across the country where it has proven an excellent competitor, including at such venues as Laguna Seca, Riverside and Palm Springs (Est. $3,750,000 - $4,250,000).
Jim Click’s selection will be among 100 highly coveted cars to be offered at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale. Set to coincide with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the auction will take place at both the Portola Hotel & Spa and neighboring Monterey Conference Center.