CW16, 'Winners Collection' Le Mans 1968
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From Wikipedia: 'The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British endurance racing car, built and designed in England (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III) and in the United States (Mk IV) respectively, and powered by a series of American-built engines, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969 (1966 being the Mk II, 1967 the Mk IV, and 1968-1969 the oldest chassis design, the Mk I).
In 1966, at the attendance of Henry Ford II himself in Le Mans, the Mk II GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer and the first victory for an American manufacturer at a major European race since Jimmy Murphy´s triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix.
The Mk IV GT40, which won the race in 1967, remains, to this day, the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to claim an overall win at Le Mans.'
The car had a steel and aluminum semi-monocoque chassis, a body made of fiberglass and a V8 engine, originally 4.7 liter, than enlarged to a 4.9 liter. The blue and orange car managed to win the race with a 5-lap lead (67 km) after 24 hours of racing.
The GT40 was also the first car in Le Mans history to win the race more than once, with the same chassis #1075, in 1968 and 1969. In 1968 the Ford GT40 achieved its third consecutive victory, with car n.9 driven by Mexican Pedro Rodriguez and Belgian Lucien Bianchi.'
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