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News Replica Ford GT40 Used in Ford v Ferrari Movie to Roll across Auction Block

01:00  16 november  2019
01:00  16 november  2019 Source:   caranddriver.com

This Ford GT40 Movie Rig From “Ford V Ferrari” Looks Absurd

  This Ford GT40 Movie Rig From “Ford V Ferrari” Looks Absurd It's half Ford GT40 race car, half camera platform. To film good racing action, you need more than a computer-generated background and a prop car. If you want it to feel real, you've gotta get out on a track for real. Since Ford V Ferrari is one of the highest-profile racing movies in recent history, they had to do just that.In a behind-the-scenes video posted by on YouTube by Fab TV , you can see how the production team accomplished some of the on-the-track angles that put you right in the heart of the action.

A replica of the Ford GT 40 from the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, used in the filming of Ford v Ferrari , will be auctioned in January in Florida. The car was driven by Christian Bale for the movie and will be the main attraction at the January 2–12 event held by Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida.

Replica 1966 Ford GT 40 MKII used in ‘ Ford v Ferrari ’ heads to auction . Both replicas were built at Rich MacDonald’s Superperformance Facility in Irvine, California, with the other, which is not on auction , being a replica of Bruce McLaren’s black GT 40 that technically crossed the finish line in first

This replica, one of two made for the film, was driven by actor Christian Bale in the movie and will be auctioned in January.© Mecum Auctions This replica, one of two made for the film, was driven by actor Christian Bale in the movie and will be auctioned in January.
  • A replica of the Ford GT40 from the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, used in the filming of Ford v Ferrari, will be auctioned in January in Florida.
  • The car was driven by Christian Bale for the movie and will be the main attraction at the January 2–12 event held by Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • It was built at Superformance in California, one of two finished in the classic Gulf livery for the movie, and is signed by driver Ken Miles's son and his 1966 crew chief.

Alongside Christian Bale and Matt Damon, one of the stars of the new Ford v Ferrari movie is the Ford GT40, the iconic race car built by Carroll Shelby and driven by Ken Miles at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans to second place, good enough to beat Enzo Ferrari and the rest of his crew from Maranello. We had the opportunity to watch it last week before its initial release and thought it was a great movie, satisfying our need for both amazing racing action and good storytelling. One of two cars used in the movie that were painted in the famed Gulf livery shown here is going up for sale, which should satisfy some lucky buyer's need for automotive nostalgia.

VIDEO: 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II P/1046 Won Le Mans For Ford, and America

  VIDEO: 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II P/1046 Won Le Mans For Ford, and America The Ford that dethroned Ferrari. As the legend goes, Henry Ford once tried to buy Ferrari, but the deal never shook out. Instead, Ford decided he wanted to own the Italian supercar in a different way - on the track! During the 1960s, Ford had his sights on Le Mans, and more specifically, taking down Ferrari. To do this, the American car company giant had to not only build a car that could compete during Le Mans, they had to build a car that would win it - enter the Ford GT40 and the real life Ford V Ferrari was written.

The Ford GT 40 is an American high-performance endurance racing car with the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III model cars being based upon the British Lola Mk6, and were designed and built in England

James Mangold: The Real Risk in ‘ Ford v Ferrari ’ Is Making a 0M Race-Car Movie for Adults 11 November 2019 | Indiewire. Having just stepped out of an advanced screening of le Mans 66 or Ford vs Ferrari if you prefer, I was really looking forward to this film and I wasn't disappointed.

a car parked on the side of a road: Ford GT40 Mk II Replica© Mecum Auctions Ford GT40 Mk II Replica

Many of the most wonderful racing scenes in that movie featured the Ford GT40, which Christian Bale's character, Ken Miles, raced in. Bale even went to race school for the role so he could better emulate the legendary British racer. The hero car that ended up crossing the finish line with Bale at the wheel was a replica GT40 built specifically for the movie, and that car is now going to auction this January in Kissimmee with Mecum Auctions. This isn't the first cool car Bale has gotten to drive for a movie: remember the Tumbler Batmobile featured in the Dark Knight trilogy?

a car parked on the side of a road: Ford GT40 Mk II Replica© Mecum Auctions Ford GT40 Mk II Replica

The Ford replica was one of two GT40 Mk II cars built for the film by Rich MacDonald's team at Superformance in Irvine, California. Rich MacDonald had reason to be emotionally invested in the project, as his father, Dave MacDonald, was the first driver to score a victory at the wheel of a Shelby Cobra. The first replica is based on Bruce McLaren's black GT40 that crossed the finish line first in 1966 and isn't up for auction. This second replica is finished in the iconic Gulf Blue livery, complete with dual white stripes on the top and sides and the red patches around the headlights. The car is incredibly accurate in even the smallest of details, even if it varies a bit mechanically and structurally from the original GT40.

Trash Ferraris In This CAV GT40 In Gulf Livery

  Trash Ferraris In This CAV GT40 In Gulf Livery Live your own Ford v Ferrari fantasies. Few people have actually seen a Ford GT40 in the flesh, but you could own this CAV GT40 with Gulf livery. Looking like it just drove off the track (albeit a little more clean than that) this reproduction is quite impressive. This is not a kit car, but instead is a faithful reproduction of the motorsports legend. It’s through Central Classic Cars the public has the unique chance to own such a vehicle. Instead of some rickety reproduction, this GT40 was built in a factory by professionals using top-shelf techniques and materials.

Please read ALL my comments before you view this video. The story of how the Ford GT 40 beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 from the Speed

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a car engine: Ford GT40 Mk II Replica© Mecum Auctions Ford GT40 Mk II Replica

Structurally, the replica is a unibody that’s made of electrogalvanized steel with a pressed steel roof. Mechanically, the replica is a little different than the original GT40 Mk II. The Superformance replica is powered by a custom Roush V-8 bored to 511 cubic inches. It has an output of 600 horsepower, a figure that's aided by a performance fuel injection system. All the power is funneled through a five-speed transaxle that drives the rear wheels. The original Mk II was powered by a NASCAR-derived 7.0-liter V-8 mated to a four-speed gearbox that was designed specifically for the GT40. Keeping all the power from the Roush V-8 in check are a set of vented disc brakes with Wilwood calipers. Both front and back independent-suspension setups have Bilstein shocks with H&R springs and anti-roll bars. Steering is rack-and-pinion, and the car rolls on Shelby American Halibrand-style wheels. The interior is movie-ready, too, with black Alcantara seats with silver rivets, right-hand drive, Smiths instruments, and a Motolita steering wheel.

If the details aren't enough reason to raise the auction price, it's also been signed by Ken Miles's crew chief for the 1966 race, Charlie Agapiou, and Miles's son, Peter Miles. There's no word on how much the car is expected to sell for, but we can imagine that the movie-star allure of it will fetch decent sum of money—and that its appearance in Florida will draw crowds.

Replica Ken Miles Hero GT40 MKII From 'Ford v Ferrari' Up For Grads .
By now, you’ve probably already seen the movie, now you can own one of the cars! The new movie, Ford v Ferrari, relives the glory days when Ford was on a mission to take down Ferrari, and designed the GT40 as the missile it needed to get that done. One of the vehicles built for the movie was meant to replicate the car driven by Ken Miles at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. On January 2-23, 2020, this Ford is headed to the auction block at the Mecum Kissimmee event in 2020 where you can kick of the new year with a piece of automotive and cinematic history in this GT40 MKII.

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