Essential Die-Cast: Le Mans-Winning 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II Scale Model

Sponsored Links

Any true racing history buff will surely identify the No. 1 Ford GT40 Mk. II as the true winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Although the race’s sanctioning body – the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) – ruled the No. 2 Ford GT40 the winner in a controversial decision taking into account the total distance travelled after Ford’s staged 1-2-3 finish, Ford GT40 No. 1 was the “spiritual” winner.

Now, you can buy your own 1:18 scale replica of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mk. II, die-cast with an unrelenting attention to detail. AutoGuide featured the model as part of its “Daily Diecast” feature this week, pointing us to its listing on Amazon.com.

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II die-cast model 02

Sponsored Links

The livery seen on this model is exactly the same that was worn by Ford GT40 Mk. II at Le Mans back in 1966. Features include PVC tires, functioning doors, hood, and trunk, and a mounting platform for display purposes. It’s manufactured by Shelby Collectibles, Inc., and weighs 2.1 pounds – slightly less than the original race car, if memory serves.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Ford Engineer Poached By Uber To Help With Self-Driving Car Program

The Smoking Tire Drives A 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang: Video