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Ford GT40

DaveRyder Plus
6 4.6k 7 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 6:49PM
Not a brilliant shot by any means, but what a car.
Designed, built and powered by Ford to break the European domination of the Le Mans in the late 60s'.
Thought it was a replica at first, but no...

Forty inches tall and goes like a rocket.
My favourite sports car would always be the Gulf liveried Porsche 917K (Siffert and Rodriguez) but this is a nice car and a real icon.

9 May 2014 8:02PM
My absolute favourite as a yoof and still love 'em..Wink

Saw one at a petrol pump a few weeks ago, sounded like a bag of spanners as it chortled at tickover..but when he drove away, it cleared its throat and just launched..probably the only time I've been rooted to the spot, deliberately watching a car go by...Grin
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
9 May 2014 8:14PM
Jeremy Clarkson bought one, as I recall.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 May 2014 8:36PM
And gave it back within the week. Sad
duratorque 17 427 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 8:42PM
The one Jeremy Clarkson gave back was a GT not GT40. The GT40 are worth millions now.
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
9 May 2014 8:47PM
That was a GT, a 2005/6 model inspired by the GT40 but bigger. TBH I doubt he'd have managed to squeeze into a real GT40, it's rather a small car and he's by no means a small chap.
He had so much trouble with it he returned it for a full refund. For some reason he then bought it back again but later sold it to make way for a Gallardo Spyder.

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