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GT40 - 1969
The Classic LeMans winner
AMERICAN DREAM: THE FORD GT40 STORY,
IT’S HISTORY AND IT’S VERSIONS AT THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS RACE
The story of ford GT40 is an incredible one. and yes that is steve mcqueen next to the MKIV with taped-up front lights. they did that to protect the headlights from flying debris during the day to limit maintenance in the 24hr race. winner of le mans, bagging 1st, 2nd and 3rd position against ferrari in 1966 is the stuff of legends. if you don’t know about the story of ford and ferrari’s feud, it is worth checking this out. here’s a conclusive look at the ford gt models starting with the prototype. anyone with further knowledge is encourage to make corrections in the comments or just email us to update. that would be much appreciated, as we couldn’t find a single site showing the range of models.
In 1964 ford attended the lemans but all cars fell behind ferrari due to repeated pitstops credited to massive gas consumption of the mega powered ford engines. finally all ford GT40’s dropped out due to mechanical failure and ferrari as usual took home 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.
This was the decisive year for henry ford the II and his GT40’s, by now ford had various improved versions of the GT40 MKII and MKI’s in the race driven by australian drives bruce mclaren and chris amon amongst others this was the decisive year for henry ford the II and his GT40’s, by now ford had various improved versions of the GT40 MKII and MKI’s in the race driven by australian drives bruce mclaren and chris amon amongst others the #2 for GT40 in black white with gold rims driven by bruce mclaren and chris amon (the 24 hr race requires drivers to take turn as its a continues race for 24 hours).
this is also the year actor steve mcqueen films the feature “le mans” using a modified GT40 to mount the camera on.
The story and the cars that came out of that story are simply legend and carry with them more than just beauty and power but an attitude of a man bent on making a point. now how can any one not love that? recently a GT40 used by steve mcqueen sold for an unbelievable price of $11,000,000, what a steal.
The level 4 multi-stage paint correction we will be removing all of the swirls, and all but the heaviest of scratches and defects. This process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and then followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity. We will get rid of 80-95% of all defects.
Paint correction (swirl removal), is a labor intensive process utilizing nano-technology abrasives (compounds and polishes). This GT40 presented all over the car swirls and mico scratches. The car was extensively used for historic rallies around Europe and the owner did take advantage of her during full seasons. It is normal to say that the car was not in a good condition and that we had to start giving her a new face lift.
Depending on the level of paint correction we would have different surface preparation. We do machine polish the surface till removal of scratches and any swirls. We do wash waterless, decontaminate / clay, machine polish, and then use Gyeon Prep to fully remove all of the polishing oils from the paint.
Fully polished, and coated with the brilliant and durable KAMIKAZE ISM PRO Coat. The depth and clarity of this paint when we were done was stunning.
Not only does the paint look absolutely stunning after treatment, but the ISM PRO COAT will provide very durable, and long-lasting protection. Maintenance / cleanup will be much easier, and the high level of gloss will last for years.