Jam Master J-12: Ford GT40 Mark IV Heading to Auction in Florida

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To the casual observer, Ford’s dominance of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the late 1960s can seem almost monolithic. After all, the winning was all done by GT40s, wasn’t it? While the small-block Mark I cars that triumphed in 1968 and 1969 and the big-block Mark IIs—which brought Ford its first overall victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1966—shared real visual and mechanical continuity, the 1967 Mark IV was its own thing entirely.

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The GT40 had been an Anglo-American...

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