1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car

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1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car

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Title:  

1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car
Date:
1967

Collection:

Creator:
Ford Motor Company | Shelby-American Inc.
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Content Description: 

This car was built to win the world's most important sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by American legends Dan Gurney and A.J.Foyt it accomplished its goal in 1967, beating the second place Ferrari by 32 miles at a record-breaking average speed of 135.48 miles per hour. The chassis was built of an aluminum honeycomb material borrowed from aircraft practice, while the body shape is the result of hours of wind tunnel testing. The engine is based on Ford's stock car racing engine and proved highly reliable. In the 1960s Ford Motor Company made the most massive sports car racing effort ever seen in America, winning the Le Mans race in 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969. Engine: Ford V8, overhead valves, 427 cu. in., 500 hp The bump on the roof accomodated Dan Gurney's 6'4" height.

Physical Description: 

Racing car

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
71.83.1

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