Car dealer and racing magnate Jim Click is selling his 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Cobras and a 1966 Shelby GT350. It’s safe to say that RM Auctions has a real treat for Ford fans in Monterey.
Is an estimated $3.75 million to $4.25 million burning your pocket? Really? Then let me direct your attention towards one of the 31 original Mark I GT40s, chassis number P/1061.
This car was one of the seven GT40s Ford kept for promotional duties, ending up in the Southeast Regional Sales district in 1967 as dealership decoration, auto show material and a demonstrator at SCCA events.
Jim Click bought it in 1992 and took it racing soon after, visiting Laguna Seca, Riverside and Palm Springs regularly. Nice!
But the real headliner might be Click’s 1964 Shelby 289 ‘Competition’ Cobra here. CSX 2473 is expected to fetch $2,200,000 – $2,600,000 simply because it’s one of the most successful racing Cobras on the planet.
It was sold new (at a wholesale price) to Shelby employee James Findlay, who upgraded it with go fast parts before selling it back to Shelby. Then it went to Don Roberts, who first took it racing at an SCCA event in Tucson, finishing first in the A-production class.
The Cobra was then converted to B-production specification, only to score another 14 wins over the next two years. Roberts became the B-production Class National Champion with the car before letting it go in 1969. But the pair got back together for the 1972 season, winning both that and the following championship.
Roberts bought back the car again for the third and last time in 1980, so he could push it even further at Monterey Historics. CSX 2473 became part of the Jim Click Performance Collection in 2006, but it continued to be raced and maintained by—you guessed it—Don Roberts.
Since the car has not claimed a single DNF so far, its future owner may want to avoid the Goodwood Circuit to keep it that way.
If you find CSX 2473's price a bit steep, how about another ‘64 Cobra for an estimated $1 million to $1.4 million?
CSX 2326: this Shelby 289 Cobra is so good that Mr. Click bought it on three separate occasions, the last being in 2007. A solid investment.
Last but not least, three superb Mustangs are up for grabs.
The 1966 Shelby GT350 (chassis no. SFM 6S2363) is the 1970 SCCA B-production Southern Pacific Division Champion car, also raced and prepped by Don Roberts. Click had it since 2002 with RM expecting $350,000 – $450,000 at the sale. No reserve on this one, folks!
Now, how about a pair of sweet Kar Kraft Boss Trans Ams?
The 1969 car, chassis no. 9F0M148628, was raced by Shelby with Dan Gurney, Pete Revson, George Follmer and A.J. Foyt. You could be the next in its seat for $1 million to $1.3 million.
Looking for a 1970 model instead? Number 1-1971, the Bud Moore team car will also cost an estimated $1 million to $1.3 million. Or more.
It looks like Jim Click will get a chance to buy himself a very pleasant island after Monterey. Good for him!
More into Lancias than Fords? Knock yourself out on Hammertime!