The Ford GT40 is one of the rarest and slickest classics of all time. With only 107 units produced between 1964 and 1969 – this is undoubtedly many collectors’ dream classic. This beauty came out as a high performance American-British endurance racing car. The first four generation were built in England and the fourth and last generation was produced in the United States. Even though the production was spread out between England and the U.S. – the engines were all-American so to speak.

MK I

This was the very first Ford GT40. Powered by a 4.7L engine. Being one of the first modern day true racing cars, this original Ford GT40 was sure a landmark vehicle for the automotive industry. MK I was later upgraded to MKII with a 7.0L engine.

MK II

Built on the skeleton of MK I, with an enormous 7.0L engine – this was one of the prime NASCAR engines back in 1966. A 7.0L engine is a giant by itself and in 1960s MKII were terrorizing many race tracks around the world.

MK III

Unlike its predecessors, MK II weren’t really race cars. MK III did have similar sporty look but it was the first Ford GT40 that was a road car. With four headlights and iconic design, this model had paved the path for many modern day premium vehicles. Peterson Automotive Museum in LA proudly displays one of these MK IIIs.

MK IV

Ford GT IV tried to get back to its root, race tracks. Powered by the same 7.0L massive engine that was used on the MK II, this was the only all-American built Ford GT40. From engine to manufacturing – everything were done right here, in the United States.

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