In association with Lola Cars in England Ford developed and produced what would become known as the GT40, so called because of its overall height of just 40".
In 1966 Ford achieved its goals by winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race with GT40's finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, finally ending Ferraris 6 year domination.
The GT40 continued to dominate sports GT racing for the next three years winning at Le Mans in 1967, 68 and 69.
With the introduction of rule changes for the 1970 season the GT40 became obsolete overnight. Many fell into disrepair or were exchanged for alternative modes of transport. However these cars are now highly sought after by collectors and regularly change hands for six figure sums.
Due to the rarity and high prices that GT40's now command few will have the privilege of ownership.