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 |  Feb 02 2011, 3:41 PM

The Gulf Oil orange and blue livery is an iconic paint job that has transcended Gulf Oil’s demise into relative obscurity, with the classic colors still appearing on all kinds of racing merchandise, and even the Ford GT road car during its production run.

One collector of fine automobiles decided he liked the Gulf paint job so much, he bought all 14 of the cars that ever appeared. With storied names like Brabham, McLaren, Aston Martin and Porsche included (among them the greatest racer of all time, the 917), the price paid for the cars must have been nothing short of extravagant.

[Source: Jalopnik]

Hit the jump to see the list of Gulf Oil cars sold

• 1967 Mirage
Chassis No.10002

• 1968 Ford GT40

Chassis No.1084 – 4th, SPA 1000 km, Hawkins/Hobbs

• 1969 Brabham BT26
Chassis No.BT26/4 – 1st German GP, Ickx
• 1970 McLaren M14
Chassis No.M14/A2 – 2nd South African GP, Hulme
• 1971 Porsche 917
Chassis No.026 – 2nd, Le Mans 24 Hours, Attwood/Muller
• 1970 Porsche 908/3
Chassis No.12 – Nürburgring 1000 km, Siffert, DNF
• 1972 McLaren M20
Chassis No.M20/3 – 1st, Watkins Glen, Hulme
• 1974 Mirage
Chassis No.704 – 4th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Bell/Hailwood
• 1994 Kremer K8
Chassis No.K8/07/SP – 6th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Bell/Lassig/Donovan
• 1996 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Chassis No.022 – 3rd, Hockenheim 4 Hours, Bscher/Nielson
• 2006 Courage C65 LMP2
Chassis No.07 – 7th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Gosselin/Ojeh/Ragues
• 2008 Aston Martin DBR9
Chassis No.007 – 4th in GT1, Le Mans 24 Hours, Frentzen/Piccili/Wendlinger
• 2009 Aston Martin LMP1
Chassis No.DBR1-2/2 – 1st, Asian Le Mans series, Okayama, Mucke/Primat
• 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo
GT2 Championship, Giroix/Goethe