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    Amelia Island 2013: 50 years of the Ferrari-slaying Ford GT40

    Originally developed with the sole purpose of being a Ferrari rival to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT40 became a prominent racing machine in the 1960s in both Europe and the US. Not wanting to leave such an important car out of the fun, the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance ...

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    Official: Muscle wins big at 2013 Amelia Island Concours as 1936 Duesenberg, 1968 Ford GT40 take top honors

    The 18th-annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance took place this past weekend, and in one of the show's biggest years yet (bringing in more than 25,000 spectators and attracting more than 300 vehicles), two powerhouses ended up winning the judges' hearts. The top Concours d'Elegance award went ...

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    Official: RH Motorsports to produce street-legal Ford GT racecars

    RH Motorsports liked the look of the Matech GT1 so much, they bought all of the company's molds, engineering and complete bodywork for its GT3 race car. With that already-developed knowledge, RH plans to manufacture 20 turnkey, street legal GT1-S cars. Prototypes of the GT3-S (white in photo ...

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    Monterey: 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage sets auction record at $11 million

    There are no certainties on the auction circuit, though any association with the late Steve McQueen can almost guarantee an upward nudge on the final bid. Throw in a provenance that includes multiple racing wins, work in one of the most beloved films in automotive history along with an iconic ...

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    Auctions: Pair of rare Ford GT40s up for grabs in RM's Monterey auction

    The list of classic cars slated to go up for auction during the Monterey car week in August continues to grow, with the latest being a pair of two Ford GT40 coupes that will be up for grabs at RM's sale. "To have the honor of offering one GT40 is a great privilege, but to present two, spanning ...

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    Video: Watch a Hennessey Ford GT set a new standing mile world record

    It was a big weekend for Sean Kennedy, Mark Heidaker and the team at Hennessey. The trio managed to walk straight past the previous world record for the standing mile with a top speed of 257.7 mph. Kennedy took the wheel of Heidaker's Hennessey-prepped Ford GT for the feat. The vehicle used to be ...

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    Report: Ford GT designer takes his creation to artful zenith

    Remember this chromed Buick Regal? At the time of publication, we said there were some cars that looked better in chrome than others, and this is what we had in mind. A specialist aftermarket firm called GT Guy LLC solicited the talents of Camilo Pardo – the designer of the Ford GT – ...

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    Video: Goodwood Revival rounds out the classics with sports cars and prototypes [UPDATE]

    Cobras, Tigers and... Ferrari's? Oh my! If you happened to miss our post on the '60s touring cars that took to the track at the 2011 Goodwood Revival, you may not realize just how amazing vintage racing can be. And it gets even more interesting as the value and historic significance of the cars ...

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    1965 Ford GT40 Roadster crossing the block at Villa d'Este

    A one-of-five 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster will be auctioned off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy on May 21. The car was built in 1965 as a prototype by Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations center in England, and is one of four surviving examples. The Linden Green example ...

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    Report: Ford's Kuzak hints that GT successor may be in the cards

    Ford GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now here's a juicy rumor we can get excited about: According to the crew over at Automobile, Ford may be considering another shot at the legendary Ford GT. The news comes courtesy of Derrick Kuzak, Ford's head of global product development. ...

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    Video: Ferrari 250 GTO and Ford GT40 (sorta) reunited in Malibu

    Ferrari and Ford retro supercars on The Smoking Tire – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Any racing fan nut, automotive enthusiast or classic car nut worth his driving mocs knows the story of the Ford GT40. In the early 1960s Ferrari was on a six-time winning streak at the 24 ...

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    Quick Spin: Superformance GT40 MkI is vehicular sashimi, raw and delicious

    Superformance GT40 MkI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as we enjoy piloting modern machinery, there's something special about vintage vehicles, and that something is the pure, unvarnished connection between man and machine. But it's not always good. Things get dicey when ...

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    New trio of Superformance MkII GT40s celebrates Shelby and 1966 Le Mans victory

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Superformance MkII GT40 Perhaps the greatest achievement of Americans in motorsports is winning the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford and Shelby brought home not only the overall victory, but the Ford GT40 captured the top three spots. It was a resounding ...

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    All we want for Christmas is a Ford GT

    The Ford GT has always been badass. When it went into production in 2003, all of those kit cars from back in the day suddenly paled in comparison to a genuine GT40-inspired supercar. It was a relative bargain, too. Of course, when we say relative bargain, we mean expensive. Always willing to ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: The trials of supercar ownership, By Jeremy Clarkson

    Clarkson's never-ending Ford GT saga has been well documented since his initial purchase in 2004. A few articles in his Times UK column, coupled with occasional quips from his co-hosts on Top Gear have made his plight public record. Now, a video-savvy fanboy has put together all the clips from ...

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    Nicolas Cage donates Ford GT to UTI

    Having worked through a two-year automotive technology degree, I have worked on my fair share of donated vehicles. Most came in the form of 165,000-mile woody station wagons that weren't worth the value of the tires they rolled in on. Nicolas Cage was apparently impressed by the program at ...

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    Superformance rebuilds the original GT40 to spec

    Most kit cars we come across are near faithful representations of their muse. Unfortunately, there's always something a little off about the design that doesn't quite match up with the way we remember the original, and nearly always they're only skin deep, offering up merely the appearance of ...

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    More sick power for the street - a twin turbo Ford GT

    Even with Ford's GT making 550 HP (somewhat underrated) courtesy of a supercharger, of course we all know that there will still be owners out there who seek more power. Once the route of pulley swaps has been explored, where to go next? Stage 6 Motorsports thinks that it has the answer in the form ...

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    Reunited, and it feels so good

    Ford reunites GT40 trio that swept Le Mans in '66click for high-resolution version2006 marks the 40th anniversary of Ford's 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1966. Born out Ford's desire to be beat Ferrari at its own game, the historic victory came courtesy of three GT40 Mark II race ...

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    Ford celebrates 1966 Le Mans victory at 2006 Le Mans Classic

    Forty years ago, the determination of Henry Ford II to show the world that his company could build a car to compete and win at the pinnacle of international sports car racing was finally rewarded at the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford's GT40 Mark IIs dominated the race, finishing ...


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