1960’s Ford GT40

A rare Ford GT40 will be on sale in Monterey, California in August. It is expected to set a sales record. For your car buffs, this one is a beauty.

The origin of the Ford GT40 is perhaps one of the greatest stories in all of automobiledom:  It was a four-wheeled “screw you” delivered from Henry Ford II to Enzo Ferrari.  In the early 1960s, Ford was looking to buy the storied Italian make and evidently spent tons of money doing due diligence only to have Ferrari break off talks in a huff over control of the racing program. Henry Ford II directed his team to produce a car that would embarrass Ferrari on the world racing stage and the GT40 was born. Click here to learn more.

Donna

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Posted on July 16, 2014, in Research. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on 1960’s Ford GT40.

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