One of only 343 Heritage Edition GT40s produced is going under the hammer this month at a Palm Beach auction event held by collector car auction house Barrett-Jackson.

The Heritage Edition GT40s commemorated the blue and orange Gulf Oil livery that emblazoned the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning GT40s that won at La Sarthe in 1968 and 1969.

This example has less than 8kms on the odometer and the interior is still protected by its factory delivered shrink-wrap.

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Under the (rear) bonnet is a supercharged aluminium DOHC 5.4-litre V8 producing 410kW, connected to a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drivetrain. Grey painted brake calipers sit behind BBS forged 18-inch front and 19-inch rear aluminium wheels finished with factory Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres (235-section front, 315 rear).

While a reproduction of the original car, it still has some modern creature comforts such as power windows, air conditioning and HID headlights. An immaculate 10-year old example of a GT40 Heritage Edition, it is expected to fetch in excess of $500,000 at auction.

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