1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV in 1:18 Scale by Shelby Collectibles
The 1:18 scale series produced and sponsored by the man himself, Carroll Shelby. Features include opening hood, trunk, and doors, accurate paint and graphics, nicely detailed engine and interior.
Shelby - Ford GT MK IV Le Mans #4 Hardtop 1967, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue/w White stripes
SC426BU Shelby - 1967 Ford GT MK IV Le Mans #4 Hardtop. 1:18 scale diecast collectible model car. This Ford GT Mark IV is a 9.25"L x 3.75"W x 3.25"H diecast metal car with openable doors, hood and trunk. PVC tires, detailed engine, interior and chassis. Mounted on a display platform. This 1967 Ford GT MK-IV is manufactured by Shelby Collectibles, Inc. Individually packed in a window box. Window Box size: 12.5"L x 5.75"W x 5"H. SC426BU is in BLUE color with White stripes.
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV
Henry Ford II wanted the Ford Motor Company to race at Le Mans from the early 1960s. Winning races promoted car sales, as the racing circuit was followed by the younger crowd of car enthusiasts.
The GT-40 MK I first raced in May 1964 at Nurburgring and onto Le Mans, but the cars retired early due to mechanical problems. After a series of unfavorable results, Carroll Shelby was asked to join the program. As an accomplished race car driver the team manager, Shelby knew how to get results. The Shelby American team made its first entry at the 1965 Daytona 2000, but also had a series of setbacks in 1965. The experience gained from past difficulties enabled the 7.0-liter V-8-powered GT-40 MK II to dominate races in Riverside, Daytona, and Sebring which all lead to the grand finale at the grueling Le Mans 24 hour race in 1966, where the GT-40 swept the podium with a 1-2-3 finish.