1967 Ford GT-40 MK1


American Built Epic Race Car

Hard feelings between Enzo Ferrari and Carroll Shelby had a part in breaking off talks between Ford and Ferrari on a merger of the two companies in the mid-1960s. Ford therefore 1967 Ford GT-40 MK1commissioned Shelby to design what was to be the most important American racecar ever built … the Ford GT-40 MK1. After failing to win Lemans in 1964 and 1965, Ford’s GT-40 went on to win Lemans in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.

This 1967 Ford GT-40 MK1 was shipped in December of 1966 from the Ford factory in Slough, England to the Ford division in Dearborn, Michigan to be used as one of seven MK1’s in the Ford promotion program. It is currently being offered for sale by Legendary Motorcar Co. They tell us the car has just 15,000 miles from new, and that it has never been raced. It retains all of its original bodywork and original interior. The car also comes with lots of documentation including a copy of the Production Car Record Sheet documenting the original build of the car and even photos of it at the factory when new and being loaded up for delivery.

1967 Ford GT-40 MK1After the 1969 season, the Ford GT-40 project was shut down. Edsel Ford II had accomplished his goal of humbling Enzo Ferrari and the program was expensive. Then, too, Carroll Shelby had been burning the candle at both ends running his Shelby manufacturing company and mentoring the GT-40 program. In the end, only 107 GT-40’s were produced by Ford.

With its light use and documented history, this particular GT-40 MK1 is surely one of the best and most original GT-40’s in existence. A collector would be hard pressed to find a more historic sports car to add to their collection.

This car has been SOLD.

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