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Ford GT40 by Roaring Forties

£131,950

car description

NEW PRICE The Ford GT40 was commissioned to end the Ferrari dominance of long distance racing (namely the famed 2h Hours of Le Mans) and to counter the refusal of Enzo Ferrari to sell Ferrari to Ford. Ford built two prototypes in 1964 that were launched in April of that year. The initial outings showed the promise of what was to come, although some fine tuning for reliability was needed. In 1965 Ford handed the project over to Carroll Shelby. The improved GT40 made its debut at the Daytona 2000 in 1965, finishing 1 st and 3 rd , and establishing the Ford GT40s as a genuine Le Mans contender, however the remainder of the 1965 season proved to be a disappointing one. In 1966 Ford came out swinging with the MK II, once again winning (and 2 nd and 3 rd ) at Daytona (now a 24hr race) and following that up with another 1, 2, 3 at Sebring. In June the Ford GT40’s lined up at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, incredibly achieved another 1-2-3 result for Ford and ended the Ferrari dominance of the event. The Ford GT40 went on the win a total of 4 consecutive titles at the Circuit de la Sarthe, creating one of the most successful, respected and famous competition sports car of all time. This stri

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ford gt40 roaring forties blue 6-speed air-con v8 1964

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    154960
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Ford > GT40
  • Year
    1964

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100 Talinga Road
3192,
Australia

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