Give Your Kid the Gift of Racing With This Vintage Mini Ford GT40

With an estimated sale price of between $25,000 and $35,o00, it's expensive for a glorified go-kart. But, at least it's cheaper than a real GT40.

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RM Sotheby's

Tired of hearing about all the six-, seven-, and eight-figure cars that are going to be auctioned off this weekend during Monterey Car Week? Well, there's at least one relatively affordable "car" up for sale at the RM Sotheby's auction. But you might have to get someone pretty small to drive it off the stage.

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This miniature Ford GT40 was built by Frenchman Francis Mortarini, founder of Automobiles S.C.A.F., in 1968. It originally came with a JLO single-cylinder three-horsepower engine, a removable roof, and a single center-mounted seat.

The g0-kart was in need of a full restoration when its current owner acquired it, opting to refinish the body in its original shade of light yellow. A black racing stripe, Ford-branded side stripes, and S.C.A.F. decals have been applied to the exterior. They also added front and rear running lights, a hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a nine-horsepower Briggs & Stratton single-cylinder engine (the original engine went missing at some point in its history).

This thing would make the perfect gift for any child old enough to drive a go-kart, and with a sale estimate price of between $25,000-$35,000, it's not like you're spending real GT40 money to get your hands on it.

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