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The British race car manufacturer had already used a Ford V-8 with some success in their GT, and prototyping resulted in a 4. The GT40 showed promise on the track, but was ultimately too fragile to reliably compete. Based on the success of the Cobra, Ford handed the reins of the program over to Shelby in The campaign, however, was a different story.
The GT40 went on to record a slew of accolades at the 24 Hours of Le Mans en route to winning the race four consecutive years from to Driven during this time period by the likes of A. Among other modifications, the Mk IIIs had a larger read to accommodate luggage, a more streetable engine tune, a more forgiving suspension, and some interior alterations that improved comfort.
Ultimately the car proved to be unstable at speed, with Ken Miles tragically suffering a fatal crash behind the wheel of a J-car during a test run late in the season. The Mk IV only competed twice, winning both events. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount.
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