a beautiful experiment

By | April 10, 2014

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Ford GT 40. After a failed attempt to take over Ferrari, Henry Ford II resolved to beat Enzo at his own game. The GT40 (40 inches high) won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in a row from 1966 to 1969, including a 1966 1, 2, 3 finish.

1965 photo of Roy Lunn, Ford Motor Company director, Advanced Concepts Group which designed, engineered, and developed the prototype Ford GT40 #106, shown above at the Ford Proving Grounds.