Ford GT40 MkII #5, Gold - SICA20C
RACE: 1966 3rd Le Mans DRIVERS: R. Bucknum, D. Hutcherson
Ford GT 40 is one of the most famous cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours history: its 'MKI', 'MKII' and 'MKIV' versions collected four victories in a row, from 1966 to 1969. The MKII made its debut at Le Mans in 1965, and was used until 1967.
The car was very stable at high speeds once aerodynamic balance of early models was improved. The chassis was a steel semi-monocoque, with a glass fibre body. The brake discs were ventilated on the four wheels.
Visually, the MKII wasn't too different from the MKI. Its distinctive characteristics were the rear bonnet and the engine: the new, big, V8 had a displacement of 7.0 liters (427 ci); the power was 485 hp at 6300 rpm, and the car was able to reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h.
This model, driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson, finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 3rd position, thus completing a historic 1-2-3 podium.