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GT40 that Won Le Mans Twice to Appear with the $11 Million GT40 at Amelia Island

Posted October 10, 2012 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Ford GT 40 le mans

Three of the world's most legendary Ford GT40s - including the car that famously won Le Mans back-to-back in 1968 and 1969 - will reunite as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the GT40 at next year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Once paired almost exclusively with each other for Ford's world championship efforts, P/1074 and P/1075 combined to win at least five different races in 1968, including that year's Le Mans, rescheduled from June to September, with Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi driving P/1075. Jacky Ickx typically piloted P/1075 and indeed he drove it with Jackie Oliver nine months later to win the 1969 Le Mans in what many consider one of the closest finishes in Le Mans history.

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Re: GT40 that Won Le Mans Twice to Appear with the $11 Million GT40 at Amelia Island

10/12/2012 12:15 AM

I went to a Rick Cole Auction sale in La, California to buy a 59 Cadillac CVT .I was sitting in the front row be side the fellow that built alot of the homes in holly wood ,along with Mike Tysons crew and Nancy Sinatra . The fellow on my right a Texan started a bid of $500,000 on the car going by .I thought whow ,it's only a Ford .He end up paying $1,300,000 .And then the second came by ,he bid $1, 250,000 .And was he happy . I was thinking $ 2,550,000 for a Ford!! .So I asked him what's the story on these cars .He said they were the only North American cars to ever beat Farrari . That ws a great thrill being that close to a car of great history .George McKenzie

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