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 Iconic Ford F1 Car Tipped to Fetch £1m at Auction

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BRENTWOOD, England - This iconic Ford-powered F1 Car from 1967 is expected to fetch up to £1 million when it goes under the hammer.

Twice champion Graham Hill drove the F1 Lotus 49-R8 to victory in its first race – the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix – and steered it to his second F1 drivers’ title the following season.

The pioneering car was one of the first racers ever fitted with the Cosworth-Ford DFV 3.0-litre V8 engine which won a record 155 Grand Prix.

It was also the first F1 Car to have suspensions components fixed directly to the engine and gearbox.
Currently owned by an Australian collector it will be sold at a Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in the U.K., on 27 June.

* A Ford-powered  965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe made history as the highest-priced American car ever sold at public auction, fetching $8.3 million in Monterey, California in 2009. It is the 10th most expensive car ever sold at auction.

  

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2/20/2014 1:00 AM