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Limited-Production Ford GT40 Mk II Continuations Honor Shelby’s Success at Le Mans in 1966

Posted February 02, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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Ford wasn't taking any chances in its quest to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. Thirteen GT40s were entered that year, and the cars occupied six of the race's top-10 starting positions, including slots one to four. Twenty-four hours later, Shelby American team cars finished first and second, followed by a Holman-Moody GT40 that claimed the final podium spot. On the 50th anniversary of the GT40's dominance at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Superformance and Shelby American are teaming up to produce a 20-piece limited run of 1966 Shelby American GT40 Mk II team cars, offered in three authentic liveries.

The winning GT40 Mk II (featured in the June 2007 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines) was driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.

This GT40 revival is dedicated to the 1966 1, 2, 3 finish.

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02/03/2016 2:47 AM

What a car!

I saw them live on the racing circuits in the UK at that time, Jacky Icyx at Brands Hatch for example.....don't remember any dates. I was very lucky and met many famous drivers at BH, in the pits....

If I was a multi millionaire, I would buy one, provided I could still fold myself into it!!!

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02/03/2016 6:46 AM

I never rode in the real thing,but a wealthy friend had his Mustang modified with the

"Cobra Kit" which was available at the time.

"Cobra Kit" I said."Right!...Cobra Kit my arse."

Never challenge a redneck teenager.

I left a crimp in the front seat that he never could get out.

On the track with this kind of power is one thing,but on the road with a moonshine

pickled teen aged driver is another.

Imagine 5 teens,all drinking,packed into a 67 mustang,going pedal-to-the medal

down a treacherous mountain road,with drop offs at every turn,and a power

substation coming at you at 100 mph.

We had several near misses,and but due to divine grace,we managed to survive the

ride.

I vowed to never ride with that guy again,as did everyone else.

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