Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

This 1966 Ford diecast car is brought to you by Shelby Collectibles, Carroll Shelby’s very own diecast model company. Who better to oversee the production of fine Shelby cars than the mastermind behind the real thingTM The GT40 Mark II saw considerable improvements over its predecessor and went on to win Le Mans for four years in a row, taking first, second and third on its debut year.
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.
The GT40 was originally produced to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari (who won at Le Mans six times in a row from 1960 to 1965). FORD/Shelby Chassis # P-1075, which won in 1968 and 1969, is the first car in Le Mans history to win the race more than once, with the same chassis. Using an American Ford V-8 engine originally of 4.7-litre displacement capacity (289 cubic inches). It was later enlarged to the 4.9-litre engine (302 cubic inches), with custom designed alloy Gurney-Weslake cylinder heads.
The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large displacement Ford V8 engines (4.2 litre, 4.7 litre and 7 litre) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12 which displaced 3.0 litres or 4.0 litres.
This 1/18 blue #2 12 Hours of Sebring Ford GT40 Mark II model car would be the centrepiece of any collection of diecast cars whether they are Shelby, or something totally different.

Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast


Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

Ford GT40 Mark II 12 Hours of Sebring Diecast Car by Collectable Diecast

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