Our recent 1967 24 Hours of Daytona Photo Gallery continues to be a very popular story, as it featured great vintage pictures of the fabulous Ferrari P series prototypes and Ford’s GT40 and their who’s who list of drivers.
Our second photo gallery features more vintage race cars, including Ferraris and Ford GT40s, Chaparral 2F and 2D, Porsche 906 LH and E, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, among others.
To recap, Ferrari entered the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona bitter from multiple sports car racing defeats at the hands of the potent Ford GT40. Determined to change course in 1967, Ferrari entered their upgraded P series prototypes with high hopes.
The Ferraris were indeed the right configuration, as the Ferrari P series prototypes, led by Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon in a Ferrari P3/4, took home the top three spots, culminating with a triumphant side-by-side-by-side parade finish.
Ferrari must have thought that they again had the upper hand in sports car racing after their strong Daytona performance. But as they would soon find out, the victory at Daytona was the highlight of the racing season, as the new GT40 Mk IV put Ford back in the winner’s circle.