Look at this old thing, this 1966 Ford GT40. Right-hand drive, as un-American as you can get, and Ford doesn’t even have the decency to stick a passenger side mirror on it. What’s so special about it anyway?
Sometimes I just have to wonder how somebody could let a particular car go, and then I remember that I’ve never seen more than four figures on a check written to my name. But now the only remaining Ford GT40 Roadster is for sale, and I’m not sure anything short of a fortune would settle it this time.
In what has to be one of the dumbest cases of car thefts I’ve ever heard of, police in Mashalltown, Iowa, caught a suspect driving a stolen Ford GT40 replica that had been painted black—likely to disguise what has to be the only example of such car in the small city of 30,000 residents. Who did this guy think he was…
The all new Ford GT is a futuristic exotic car that pays homage to the legendary GT40, but some would say that the 2005 GT is perhaps a better embodiment of the retro design and character of original racer. Designer Camilo Pardo played a key role in the 2005 GT’s timeless looks.
Is there no better toy for young kids (or adults) than Lego? That was a rhetorical question, of course—there isn’t. Until you step on one with bare feet. Now you can build two legendary Ford race cars, the iconic GT40 and current GT, without going broke!
The GT40s that we think of first thundering past Ferrari at Le Mans were equipped with Ford’s vast 427 V8s, but the early cars came with smaller, lighter 289s. And my god did they sound good.
So many Ford GT40s. So many. The best row at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
After landing a test in a Maserati 250F at the young age of 17, driver Chris Amon went to the highest levels of open-wheel and sports car racing. And together with fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren, he drove the Ford GT40 to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1966. He died today at age 73.
This is the first heritage edition of the new new Ford GT, and it pays tribute to the black-over-gold original Ford GT40 that came 1-2-3 in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s a bit of a snub, if you think about it.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ford’s history at Le Mans, you may be wondering why we care so much about a new Ford GT. We don’t soil ourselves over any other GTE-class racers, so why does this one matter? Sure, the top P1 class is nice, but GTE puts Ford directly up against their extremely bitter old rival: Ferrari.
Car dealer and racing magnate Jim Click is selling his 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Cobras and a 1966 Shelby GT350. It’s safe to say that RM Auctions has a real treat for Ford fans in Monterey.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is back with a second part to his “Disintegrating” series featuring classic model supercars “exploded” to dramatically reveal all the tiny, beautiful parts of the car. The photos are what I imagine engineers daydream about, and I can’t stop staring at them.
This year’s Goodwood Members Meeting included a big 50th birthday celebration for the legendary Ford GT40. That meant lots of noise, lots of V8 fury, and lots of sideways action on the track.
Ford is back at Le Mans this year with the new GT, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GT40's first win in 1966, and the three more that followed until 1969. So at this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting, a bunch of them showed up. So did the noise.
If you love freedom, you really should tune into the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona today. Not only is is set to be a great race on its own—it always is—it’s also where we’ll see the rebirth of an American speed legend.
What are these floating sky letters? Are they from space beings? Are they evil clouds? What do they want from this 1966 Ford GT40 MkII? We do not know.
[What is the Ford GT40? It is great and wonderful and also good, as these gentlemen discovered in 1966 reviewing the GT40 MKII. Photo Credit: Ford]
These ten cars could not have been made anywhere else besides their home countries.
After all the excitement about the new Ford GT going racing as early as this year, how about going back in time by hopping into GT/108, the most original and rarest GT40 in existence for a lap around Willow Springs International?