Though the GT40 was aging by 1969, its day wasn't done, as Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver proved by winning Sebring in this small-engined Mark I. Then they did it again at Le Mans, the second victory in a row at the Sarthe for JW Automotive's immortal chassis 1075, and Ford's fourth.
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Just after 4:00 pm on the rainy Sunday of June 19, 1966, a trio of squat, massive, 427-engined American coupes splashed by a Frenchman waving a giant, sodden checkered flag, and thereby rumbled into international immortality.
We mark several towering milestones this year, but one of the tallest is the 40th anniversary of the Ford GT40’s first victory at Le Mans—its first of four.
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