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Category: Del Prado

Del Prado, Ford GT40 mk2

by Peter
Categories: Cars, Del Prado, Diecast models, Ford
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One of my all time favourite race cars has to be the Ford GT40.

This DelPrado issue is in 1:43 scale.

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Fantastic detail, apparently this livery is from the 1966 24 Hour Le Mans, 1st Ford Winner Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon.

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Numbered as Sc069

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The real car

The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British endurance racing car, built and designed in England (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III) and in the United States (Mk IV), and powered by a series of American-built engines, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969 (1966 being the Mk II, 1967 the Mk IV, and 1968-1969 the oldest chassis design, the Mk I), Including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. In 1966, with Henry Ford II himself in attendance at Le Mans, the Mk II GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer and the first victory for an American manufacturer at a major European race since Jimmy Murphy´s triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. The Mk IV GT40 that won LeMans in 1967 is the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to win the overall title.

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