Ford Le Mans Pic
After 50 years the 66 le mans winning ford gt40 is reborn 4 photos it was in 1966 when ford had a feud with ferrari after a failed attempt to buy the italian racing empire.
Ford le mans pic. Friday s sale in monterey calif set a new world record for an american car. This weekend ford will launch an all out assault on the 24 hours of le mans four gt race cars and 12 drivers will try to hand the blue oval a win in the gte pro class on the 50th anniversary of. Ford dominated the le mans 24 hours race in 1966 winning it for the first time and taking all the podium places with its updated mkii and stellar driver line up but instead of euphoria on the podium chris amon and bruce mclaren who were classified first were strangely subdued. Check out our first hand account of the legendary 1966 24 hours of le mans.
After the death of walt hansgen in a j car ford while testing at le mans in april the decision was made to shelve the j car and focus on the proven mk iis and little. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of. The ford j car was intended to be the successor to the all conquering ford gt40 mk ii and despite reliability problems showed potential in the springtime le mans trials. Mar 15 2016 explore matt tierney s board le mans 1966 on pinterest.
See more ideas about le mans man ford gt40. A 1968 ford gt40 used as a primary camera car in the steve mcqueen racing epic le mans sold for 11 million. It was the final minutes of the 1966 24 hours of le mans and the race was ford s to lose after a long difficult development and a year s worth of work by carroll shelby himself the blue oval s. 1 one of the mk ivs was rebuilt to the ford g7 in 1968 and used in the can am series for 1969 and 1970 but with no success.
A total of six mk ivs were constructed.
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