Ford j car. Because this new racer was designed to comply with appendix j of the fias regulations it was known as the 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. 1967 ford gt40 mk iv which was developed from the j car.
Considered an experimental car the new racer was simply known as the j car referring to the appendix j of the regulations to which the car was constructed. 2013 shelby gt500 c63 amg viper srt 10 car and driver duration. 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.
Ford j car at daytona 1966 that is ken miles in 1966 doing testing at daytona in the ford j car. Find great deals on ebay for ford j car. It was painted in various spectraflame colors as well as white enamel mimicking the real car.
It was originally packaged on the regular blister cards but later came out in grand prix series blister packs. The outfit sounds like a hot rod shop but it is in fact a supplier of tooling parts to ford. The j car nickname comes from the cars compliance with appendix j.
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. 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. The j car is built at kar kraft in dearborn.
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