Ford j car. Ford made two roadster prototypes of the original car one of which won the 12 hours of sebring in 1966 so it was only natural to do something similar with the new kid. This particular car j 4 won the 1967 12 hours of sebring in an effort to develop a car with better aerodynamics and lighter weight it was decided to retain the 7 liter engine but redesign the rest of the car and ditch the mkimkii chassis. This design had some major aerodynamic flaws that became readily apparent a few months later during testing at riverside california when the car looped at high speed then flipped and ejected miles from the car killing him instantly.
It was painted in various spectraflame colors as well as white enamel mimicking the real car. The hot wheels ford j car was designed by harry bradley and debuted in the 1968 lineup as part of the original 16 castings. The j car is built at kar kraft in dearborn.
This would be the final most advanced version of the gt40. 1967 ford gt40 mk iv which was developed from the j car. Find great deals on ebay for ford j car.
The ford j car was one of the original 16 hot wheels cars that debuted in 1968. Weighing in at 940 kg or 200 kg lighter than the mk ii the first j car was ready in time for the le mans trials in the spring of 1966. Entirely new from the ground up the j car shared almost nothing with the gt40 beyond a 427 engine.
The j car nickname comes from the cars compliance with appendix j. Tested s1 e13 1965 shelby cobra vs. 2013 shelby gt500 c63 amg viper srt 10 car and driver duration.
Ford j car at daytona 1966 that is ken miles in 1966 doing testing at daytona in the ford j car. It was originally packaged on the regular blister cards but later came out in grand prix series blister packs.