Named as ‘GT’ or Grand Touring car, the Ford made GT 40 were produced in the UK and was based on the British made Lola MK6 model with inputs from John Wyer Automotive Engineering, Shelby and a gearbox supplier called Kar-Kraft.
Powered by Ford made 289 cubic inch V8 engines, about 100 cars rolled out as Ford GT 40 in Mark I, II and Mark III variants. The reason why it was called 40 was because of the height of her windshield which was 40 inches.
At the 36th edition of Le Mans conducted at the Circuit de la Sarthe, France on 28-29 September, 1968 the Ford GT40 sponsored by UK based JW Automotive Engineering Team and having drivers Mexican Pedro Rodriguez and Belgian Lucien Bianchi won the race in 1st position with their Ford 4.9L V8 after 331 laps.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|