Ford GT40 mk2 - 24h DU MANS 1966 - automotive racing car art illustration poster design print - Size 40 x 50 cm, 50 x 70 cm or 60 x 80 cm
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Poster of an automotive icon the FORD GT40 driven by Ken Miles in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1966 recreated from a 1/18 scale model - perfect for your home, office or garage.
Ideal as a birthday present for a fan of vintage cars and legendary races who really loves classic cars.
Exclusive Edition is a Belgian studio in the EU. We create posters dedicated to the world of motor racing.
We recreate car details and damage using graphics software.
Our posters will suit almost any interior - from the office or garage to the modern home or high-tech apartment.
Exceptional print quality and paper using Epson 9-colour technology and high-end HahnemÃ¼hle Photo RagÂ® 188g matte paper.
The result offers vivid colors and fine, sharp lines. Automotive posters are printed with a resolution of 2400 DPI for maximum effect thanks to ultra-precise printheads.
Upon dispatch, each poster is carefully checked for printing defects and carefully packaged in a plastic sleeve and protected in a reinforced cardboard tube.
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The Ford GT40 was an American high-performance endurance racing car. The Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III variants were designed and built in the UK based upon the Lola Mk6 during the early 1960s. The Mk IV model was designed and built in the United States. The range was powered by a series of American-built Ford V8 engines modified for racing. Initially the GT40 wasn't a racing success until the project was moved to the US where further development vastly improved the car's performance and reliability.
Henry Ford II along with New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon celebrates the first victory for an American manufacturer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the podium in 1966.
The GT40 effort was launched by Ford Motor Company to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, which won every 24 Hours of Le Mans race from 1960 to 1965. The GT40 broke Ferrari's streak in 1966 and went on to win the next three annual races. The Mk II's victory was the first win for an American manufacturer in a major European race since Jimmy Murphy's triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. In 1967, the Mk IV became the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to achieve the overall win at Le Mans.
The Mk 1, the oldest of the cars, won in 1968 and 1969, the second chassis to win Le Mans more than once. (This Ford/Shelby chassis #P-1075 was believed to have been the first until the Ferrari 275P chassis 0816 was revealed to have won the 1964 race after winning the 1963 race in 250P configuration and with a 0814 chassis plate). Using an American Ford V8 engine, originally of 4.7-liter displacement capacity (289 cubic inches), it was later enlarged to the 4.9-liter engine (302 cubic inches), with custom alloy GurneyâWeslake cylinder heads.
Early cars were simply named "Ford GT" (for Grand Touring), the name of Ford's project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit. The "40" represented its height of 40Â inches (1.02 m), measured at the windshield, the minimum allowed. The first 12 "prototype" vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 to GT-112. The "production" began and the subsequent cars: the MkI, MkII, MkIII, and MkIV were numbered GT40P/1000 through GT40P/1145, and thus officially "GT40s". The Mk IVs were numbered J1-J12.
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