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Ford versus Ferrari redux? GT40 and GTB/4 Daytona to headl

I had the pleasure of driving one of these babies thanks to Karim Al Azhari 1966 Ford s/n

Everyone knows the story: Spurned by Enzo, an irate Henry Ford II (a.k.a. the Deuce) stabbed Ferrari in the heart at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans by taking the top three spots. The Blue Oval then owned the race for the next three years. Dearborn's contender, the GT40, was an evolution of the 1963 Lola Mk6 that borrowed heavily from the mid-engine 1962 Mustang 1 concept—small surprise, considering designer Roy Lunn was in charge of both cars. The GT40's muscular beauty was no accident; it was…

Why So Purty? A designer's take on the Ford GT40

The muscular beauty was no accident; it was penned for looks as much as speed. Mark West of the College for Creative Studies explains why the Ford still makes our tongues wag decades later.

Gauges and Instrumentation used in the #Ford #GT40 motorsports car at #LeMans

Gauges and Instrumentation used in the motorsports car at

The Ford GT40 is perhaps the greatest icon of the 1960s glory days of international sports car racing, its impossibly low and wind-hewn shape, distinct and hammering Detroit V8 sound, legendary roster of drivers, and storied list of battles against Europe’s finest sports car manufacturers have all attained near-mythical status in the decades past since its domination on tracks scattered across the globe.

Ford’s Quest to Beat Ferrari with the GT40

24 Heures du Mans 1968 Winner in Ford GT 40 Mk I No. 9 (Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi)

1966 GT40 MKII  to bad ford didn't mass produce them like Chevy does with the Corvette the GT40 out performed almost everything with 4 wheels

1966 Ford MKII to bad ford didn't mass produce them like Chevy does with the Corvette the out performed almost everything with 4 wheels!

Michael Furman photographs the world’s most significant cars, creating portraits that capture the historical and aesthetic importance of classic automobiles from every era, especially pre-war vintage automobiles.

The 1968 Ford GT40 not only ran & won races, but Steve McQueen chose it for his movie “Le Mans” making it even more iconic. It was so widely known yet so rare and so all the reason for the car to be sold for $11 million in 2012.

The guys from carhoots.com sent me an interesting one: “5 of the most expensive classic cars ever sold” (38 Photos)

The Ford 1968 not only ran & won races, but Steve McQueen chose it for his movie “Le Mans” making it even more iconic.

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