This car was initially retired from racing in the late 1960s and continued on as a normal weekend driver. When the car was “uncovered” by Maine Line Exotics co-founders Bob Tkacik and Peter Starr in the late 1970s it was still wearing most of its Shelby race parts, including the 7x15 magnesium wheels, roll bar, seats, and 230-horsepower race-spec engine. Some of the original race parts were missing, however, and it took Maine Line over 15 years to track down and re-create all of the pieces needed for the full restoration.


Following the completion of the restoration, the car has been kept in Tkacik’s private collection and frequently entered in concours and vintage race events around the world. The aging restoration was so well done, even all these years later, that it won its class at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours. It is an occasional entrant in major vintage racing events like the Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We can only hope that the new owner will continue to bring the car out for vintage events, because if this car ends up in a glass case in some billionaire cretin’s basement, I’m going on a dick punching spree.

Maine Line allegedly offered the car for sale in 2012 for a whopping 1.7 million, but apparently couldn’t find a buyer at the time. You can bet that in today’s market, they’ll be looking for a bit more money than that. If you’ve got a few million greenbacks burning a hole in your pocket on March 4th, make sure you’re in Florida for this auction. I guess there are worse things to spend millions on. I’d rather have this than any stupid fucking NFT.