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1967 Ford GT40 MkIII
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The Ford GT40 was a high performance sports car, designed to put an end to Ferraris dominance in long-distance sports car races. The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches.
1964-66 GT40 Mk I; UK built, 335hp 289 cu in V8, 87 built (30 street) won Lemans in 68 & 69, Sebring in 69 (427 not allowed to race)
1966 GT40 Mk IIA; UK built, 485hp 427 cu in V8, 8 built similar to Mk I but strengthened for big block, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won Lemans, GT40s placed 1,2,3
1967 GT40 Mk IIB; UK built, 500hp 427 cu in V8, 8 built, redesigned bodywork, transaxle failures
1967 GT40 Mk III; UK built, 306hp 289 cu in V8, 7 built, road only car, four headlamps
1967 GT40 Mk IV; US built, 500hp 427 cu in V8, 12 built, new lighter J chassis, more streamlined shape, Dan Gurney and A.J.Foyt won Lemans and Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren won Sebring.
1969 GT40 Mk V; US built, 425hp 289, 302, 427 cu in, 40 built by JW Automotive, used up all the spare parts
This Mk III was on display at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed England Cartier Style Et Luxe Concours D’elegance.