1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car

Summary

This car was built to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, it accomplished that goal in 1967, beating the second-place Ferrari by 32 miles at a record-breaking average speed of 135.48 miles per hour. The Mark IV combined a sophisticated chassis with a big engine based on Ford's V-8 for stock car racing.

This car was built to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, it accomplished that goal in 1967, beating the second-place Ferrari by 32 miles at a record-breaking average speed of 135.48 miles per hour. The Mark IV combined a sophisticated chassis with a big engine based on Ford's V-8 for stock car racing.

Artifact

Racing car

Date Made

1967

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Shelby-American Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Made by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan with design assistance by Shelby-American Inc.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

71.83.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Rubber (Material)
Plexiglas (TM)
Leather

Color

Red
White (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 40 in

Width: 71 in

Length: 171 in

Wheelbase: 95 in

Weight: 2653 lbs

Inscriptions

On front: 1 On right and left side: 1 / FORD

Specifications

Make & Model: 1967 Ford Mark IV sports car racing

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: Ford V-8, overhead valves, 427 cubic inches

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Height: 38.5 inches

Wheelbase: 95 inches

Width: 70.5 inches

Overall length: 171 inches

Weight: 2205 pounds

Horsepower: 500 at 5000 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 4.4

Competition History: Appeared in only one race, the 1967 Le Mans 24-hour. It won, finishing 32 miles ahead of the second-place Ferrari, and set an average speed record of 135.48 miles per hour.

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