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Mercedes, Record GT40 Head $220 Million Classic-Car Auction

By Scott Reyburn - 2012-08-20T17:11:27Z

Photograph by Pawel Litwinski/RM Auctions via Bloomberg

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1968 Ford GT40

The Gulf/Mirage, finished in trademark powder blue with a marigold stripe, was estimated to fetch more than $8 million. The car had been raced by Jacky Ickx at Daytona and Le Mans trials in 1968. It was later used as the camera car in Steve McQueen's 1971 film "Le Mans."

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