It was the Mark II that McLaren and Amon drove to victory at Le Mans in 1966. Le Mans wins followed for the GT40 for three more years establishing the GT40 as one of the most iconic race cars of all time.
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Ford gt 40 le mans. 2 driven by Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale its the Hollywood version of how Ford took on Ferrari in the worlds greatest race and won. A Le Mans test a few weeks later revealed severe high speed instability issues the GT40 could do 200mph but wanted to get airborne above 170.
The original race car painted in Gulf Oil colors was a Ford GT40 chassis 1049 that was raced at Daytona and Sebring in 1967 as an independent entry by Gulf Oil executive vice president Grady Davis. The Ford GT40 Mk II piloted by Ken Miles and Denny Hulme during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It was the spearhead of the Ford saga at Le Mans winning the 24 Hours with the Mk II.
We dig into the on-track history that led to this famous feud. While Ford GT40 Mk IIs did claim first second and third place in that historic race sorry spoiler alert the one that led the pack was No. Ford went to Le Mans with the GT40 a British-built race car inspired by designer Eric Broadleys Lola Mark 6 GT.
Driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson it covered a. 119995 7500 shipping. This perfect 18 scale model of the Ford GT40 is based on the chassis 1075 which was victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969.
But now its owned and occasionally driven by 56-year-old Rob Kauffman of Charlotte NC. Spark Ford GT40 MK 2 The Real Winner 24h Le Mans 1966 MilesHulme 1. This particular car is the 5 GT40 fielded by the Ford Holman Moody team in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Entered by Shelby-American the Ford. With a team consisting of Carroll Shelby Ken Miles Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon Ford Total Performance was born and its lovechild was the Ford GT40 Mk. The 1968 Ford GT40 GulfMirage Lightweight Racing Car was expected to bring in a hefty sum even before it hit the auction block.
Bookmark our direct channel link. Barn Find 1966 Ford GT 40 MK II Le Mans 118 Diecast Custom Weathered ACME. Subsequent cars fitted with the bigger 427 V-8 received the designation GT40 Mark II.
Miles and Hulme went on to finish second. The first GT40s carried Fords 289-cubic inch V-8. For the October 1966 issue we took a deep dive into the car.
When the remaining cars arrived at Shelbys workshop in Los Angeles in December Ken Miles Shelbys developmental driver got to work on them. It carried Gulfs corporate colors of dark blue and orange. Ferrari have not won at Le Mans since.
The 427 GT40X – 1965 The origins of the Ford GT40 and the victory at Le Mans in 1966. Launched in 1964 the GT40 takes its name from its height 40 inches. With the 1966 GT40 Mk II Henry Ford IIs quest to beat Ferrari at Le Mans was complete.