1966 Ford GT40
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The 427 cubic-inch engine produces approximately 600 horsepower and there are four-wheel disc brakes. An independent suspension can be found in both the front and rear.
In 2009, this Ford GT40 MKIIB Re-Creation was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was expected to sell for $250,000 - $300,000. Sadly, a willing bidder capable of satisfying the cars reserve was not found. The lot was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2011
For the 1967 LeMans 24-Hour race, Ford - anxious to repeat its sensational 1-2-3 victory of 1966 - entered a six-car team. This car, which ran as number 57, was painted light blue, and No. 1047, which was painted gold and ran as No. 5, were accompanied by four of the lighter and more aerodynamic MkIV "J-Cars" which bonded aluminum honeycomb frames. This car retired after 18 hours with a seized engine. GT40 No. 1047 had already crashed and would not race again that year.
After a hasty rebuild by Holman and Moody in Charlotte, NC, this car - now fitted with the chassis plate of No. 1047 - returned to France and won a 12 hour race just two weeks after LeMans. It was the last MkII - and the only MkII-B - to win a race.
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|Auction||The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company|
|Lot was not sold|
|Kohler International Challenge||Early Historic Sports Racing Cars|
|The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company||1962-1967|