Rare GT40 the latest of bountiful race car offerings at Mecum Kissimmee

Dan Smith

Renowned collector Wayne Carini ("Chasing Classic Cars") recently added a very special product to Mecham's upcoming Kissimmee sale - a 1967 Ford GT40 MK IV (Chassis J-10). GT40 joins his 4,000-plus cars, trucks and motorcycles heading to the auction block at Osceola Heritage Park from January 4-15. The J-10 was celebrated in an episode of Chasing Classic Cars (S13 E06) and Carini brought the car to the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance following an extensive restoration. "We were filming in our car and got stuck in traffic," Carini said, recalling some memorable moments. "The side of the road was overheating and there was an uproar in front of the hotel. "One of the other best parts was when I put my grandson in when he was five. I said, 'Boy, these are going to be pictures you'll remember forever.'" The car has a diverse history, with many notable drivers at one point or another at the wheel, including Peter Revson, Jack Brabham, George Folmer, David Hobbs and Vic Elford. From 2017 he completed a four-year Le Mans spec and livery restoration to 1967 and features a 427 CI OHV V-8 engine, twin Hawley four-barrel carbs and a T-44 four-speed manual transmission. Carini admitted he was sad to see the car leave. "I was sitting in it when I shoved it into my trailer to go to Florida a few days ago. I have one more chance to drive on stage, but it will probably be my last." Like many collectors, Carini wants the car to find a great home and keep history alive. We've got a good spot for this afternoon, so let's see how it goes." Learn more about the car, including its rich history, here. In addition to GT40, Mecum Kissimmee 2023 offers a number of notable vintage racers. 1968 Eagle Offenhauser Indy Car (Lot S140) The Eagle chassis 404, which finished second in the 1968 Indianapolis 500 driven by Dan Gurney, took control in 1968 with Gurney winning three IndyCars and three Indy 500s in the years that followed. has left its name in history, such as participating in The car has been meticulously restored to 1972 Indy 500 specs and livery by AJ Watson, six-time Indianapolis 500 winner car builder and leader card racer chief mechanic. Find out more about the car here. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Center Seat (Lot K151.1) Chassis 718-028, built in April 1959 and delivered new to Christian Goethals of Belgium with a center seat, won the 1959 Leopoldville Grand Prix in Congo, Belgium, and won the 1959 Leopoldville Grand Prix in Congo, Belgium. Two-time overall winner of the Vale Hillclimb. This car has been part of the Rick Grant collection since 1990 and has been restored with vintage racing in mind. Find out more about the car here. 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona NASCAR (Lot S125) Winner of the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, and most recently on display at the LeMay Automobile Museum in Tacoma, Washington in 2021-2022, this Charger Daytona was confirmed by Bobby with a handwritten letter confirming its authenticity. Inspected personally by Allison. Dated November 10, 1999. Powered by a 426/650hp Hemi engine, dyno-tested by Dick Landy and restored in the correct red and gold Coca-Cola No. 22 livery after being found in a barn by Pat McKinney. Find out more about the car here. 1984 Lola T711 Corvette IMSA GTP Racer (Lot K220 – No Reserve) Chassis T711-HU02, campaigned by Lou Price's Lee Racing team in the 1985 and 1986 IMSA GTP competition, was powered by a race-ready Chevrolet stock block-based aluminum V-8 engine, a Hewland VGC 5-speed It has a gearbox and a large central side air intake. Deployed fuel cells and BBS three-piece racing wheels. The car has campaigned at events around the world, including the Silverstone Classic and the Phillip Island Classic. Find out more about the car here. 1963 Watson Offenhauser Indy Car (Lot S141) Former IndyCar champion Chuck Stevenson drove the 1964 Indianapolis 500 in Watson chassis 022-7 (the last Watson roadster still in production), which was not a winner, but was successful on the USAC circuit in the late 1960s. I got The car has been restored by renowned expert Bob McConnell, who has owned the car for some time, and has attended many vintage events in recent years. Find out more about the car here. 1984 Lola T800 Cosworth IndyCar (Lot S249) Chassis HU2, driven by Mario Andretti to win the 1984 CART PPG IndyCar World Series Championship, features a 2.65L turbocharged Cosworth DFX V-8 engine and a 5-speed manual Hewland cast magnesium gearbox .
Iconic No. 3 Budweiser livery. The Newman-Haas Racing campaign saw Mario Andretti record Indy Car wins at Meadowlands and Mid-Ohio in 1984. Find out more about the car here. Additional information about the auction, including schedule, tickets and bidder information, can be found here.