Ford V-8 Engine from GT40 Mark II Race Car, circa 1966

Summary

After disappointing results with the 289-cubic inch engine in the original GT40, Ford fitted its GT40 Mark II with a modified version of the company's NASCAR-proven 427. The GT40 started winning, and no victory was sweeter than at Le Mans in 1966 where Ford broke Ferrari's six-year winning streak. Ford won again, with the 427-powered Mark IV, in 1967.

After disappointing results with the 289-cubic inch engine in the original GT40, Ford fitted its GT40 Mark II with a modified version of the company's NASCAR-proven 427. The GT40 started winning, and no victory was sweeter than at Le Mans in 1966 where Ford broke Ferrari's six-year winning streak. Ford won again, with the 427-powered Mark IV, in 1967.

Artifact

Automobile engine

Date Made

circa 1966

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.68.2

Credit

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

Material

Metal

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