Named the "GT" or Grand Touring car, the Ford made GT 40 was produced in the UK and was based on the British-made Lola MK6 model, with input from John Wyer Automotive Engineering, Shelby, and a gearbox supplier called Kar-Kraft.
Powered by Ford's 289-cubic-inch V8 engines, about 100 cars rolled out as the 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.
The Mk II or Mark 2 was a collaborative effort by Carroll Shelby, Lee Holman, and Ralph Moody to use the new Ford Galaxie's 7.0-litre FE engine. Since the engine was quite heavy, they had to do several modifications.
This scale model is a replica of the car (sponsored by Holman & Moody Racing Team) that was driven on June 19th, 1966 at the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe by Ronnie Bucknum and Richard Hutcherson, who finished third after completing 348 laps.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12.5 x 6 x 5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|