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AJ's Car of the Day 1964 Ford GT40 Mark 1

Car: Ford GT40 Mark 1 Year: 1964 What makes it special: The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British endurance racing car that was built and designed in England and in the United States, powered by a series of American-built engines. It won the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969. What made it famous: The car was named the "GT" for Grand Touring, and the "40" represented its overall height of 40 inches. ( Early cars were simply named "Ford GT".) The name "GT40" was the name of Ford's project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the journey to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Mk I was the original Ford GT40. Early prototypes were powered by 255 cu.in, alloy V8 engines, and production models were powered by 289 V8's. Why I would want one: As a kid, I had a "Matchbox" die-cast collectible of this car that was my favorite toy in the world. Like the photo, it too was white with the blue stripes. I always said that when I grow-up, I would have the real life version. ( Although, to be honest....as of so far, I have not yet been afforded that opportunity... ) Fun fact: At the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford GT90 concept was shown, and at the 2002 show, a new GT40 Concept was unveiled by Ford. Three production prototype cars were shown in 2003 as part of Ford's centenary, and delivery of the production Ford GT began in the fall of 2004. ( 1964 Ford GT40 Mark 1 photo from thephotobrigade.com )

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