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Classic Cars Review 1967 Ford GT40 MK III
casino blog
15 September 2010

When you start to closely examine the many classic car models to surface over the years, you’ll notice one auto manufacturer’s name popping up a lot more than most – Ford. Henry Ford’s lines of cars and trucks have become some of the most popular on the planet, and none are more popular than the sports cars. 1967’s GT40 MK III is atop the list of Ford classics.

The reason for Ford’s GT40 popularity is a little difficult to understand for basic Mustang fans. After all, the GT40 wasn’t technically a street car – although a few street models were released (and are being released now with a redesign effort of the classic model). The Ford GT40 was built to strictly be a racecar.

Dealing with overseas competition from the likes of Ferrari and other giants in the racing world at the time, Ford was the proverbial America’s pride in its efforts to produce a Ferrari-defeating automobile. The result was the 1966 Ford GT40 – a sleek, fast and powerful sports car with a massive V8 engine and a body-style reminiscent of the Sting Ray.

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