Unsurprisingly RM also had a successful Monterey sale with the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/ Mirage lightweight racer fetching more than £7m. This chassis was used as a camera car on Steve McQueen’s film Le Mans and set a new record for the amount paid for an American car at auction. Other big hitters on the first day included a 1955 Ferrari 410 S (£5.3m) and a 2001 Audi R8 LMP1 (£658,730). The following evening the 14-louvre, ex-Walt Disney Studios 1956 Ferrari 250GT LWB ‘Tour de France’ Berlinetta sold for £4.3m and a 2001 Bentley Speed 8 LMP1 for £1.6m. Jo Siffert’s 1971 Porsche 917/10 Spyder, featured in September’s issue, failed to find a new home.