Ford gt40 j car. He died two month later while testing the experimental j car which later become the mkiv. Ford had begun work on the j car with michigans kar kraft in 1965 after the gt40s first disappointing outings at la sarthe. From 1966 to 1969 it won four consecutive victories at the french endurance race sealing the.
To win le mans with an all american car ford was willing to spend whatever was necessary for the best designers equipment drivers and crew. 1967 ford gt40 mk iv j 7. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Despite growing costs ford decided to continue development of the gt40 for the 1967 season. In fact the car could have competed in 1966. Originally dubbed the j car in reference to the fias appendix j regulations under which it competed fords gt40 mk iv was built to be an all american assault on the 1967 24 hours of le mans further rubbing salt in ferraris endurance racing wounds.
Because this new racer was designed to comply with appendix j of the fias regulations it was known as the j car. The ford gt40 was the brainchild of john wyer and eric broadley and built at the behest of henry ford ii solely to beat ferrari at the 24 hours of lemans. The amazing history of fords greatest supercar.
This fresh approach appealed to lunn who convinced ford to move. The ford gt40 is a high performance endurance racing car with the mk i mk ii and mk iii model cars being based upon the british lola mk6 and were designed and built in england while the gt40 mk iv model was designed and built in the united states. The second project called the j car was a much more experimental than the x1.