Close-up View of the Ford Mark IV Le Mans Race Car Hull Honeycomb Construction, 1967

Summary

Holes cut in the chassis of a Ford Mark IV show its aircraft-style construction of aluminum honeycomb. The concept was to make it strong and lightweight. The Mark IV gave Ford four consecutive Le Mans victories, starting in 1966.

Holes cut in the chassis of a Ford Mark IV show its aircraft-style construction of aluminum honeycomb. The concept was to make it strong and lightweight. The Mark IV gave Ford four consecutive Le Mans victories, starting in 1966.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1967

Subject Date

1967

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.87

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

Inscriptions

Two images are on single print. Top image reads: This illustration of a Ford Mark IV sports-prototype chassis under construction in Dearborn, Michigan, shows the unique hull or substructure / of honeycomb aluminium. Bottom image reads: This close-up of holes cut in a Ford Mark IV chassis bulkhead clearly illustrates the expanded aluminum honeycomb material for the / unique hull.

1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car

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