As we’ve mentioned before, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Ford GT40, one of the most beautiful and unbeatable cars ever built.

And of course, RM Auctions has come up with a way to celebrate on a grand scale.

At their Monterey sale in August, the auction house will offer this 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, perhaps the most significant GT40 in existence.

The very first of only four GT40 roadsters ever built, it has an impressive history as a development/demonstrator vehicle for Ford and Shelby American.

In light of which it’s expected to fetch several million in Monterey, so let’s hope the stock market goes stratospheric between now and then…