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1966 Ford MK 2 #2 Winner Le Mans in 1:18 Scale by Spark


This is the  1966 Ford MK 2 #2 Winner Le Mans in 1:18 Scale by Spark

The 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II #2, driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, was indeed a winner! It took first place at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race that year, marking a significant milestone for both Ford and the world of endurance racing

Here's a closer look at its achievements:

    • Dominant Performance: The #2 car led for 21 of the 24 hours, completing a total of 343 laps and covering a distance of 3,023.24 miles. This was a dominant performance, showcasing the reliability and speed of the Mk II.
    • Photo Finish: The race was incredibly close, with the #1 Ford GT40 driven by Ken Miles and Denny Hulme initially crossing the finish line first. However, due to a controversial team order requiring the cars to cross the finish line together for a publicity stunt, the #2 car was declared the official winner by a mere ten meters.
    • Ford's Revenge: The 1966 victory marked a sweet revenge for Ford, who had faced several setbacks and defeats from Ferrari at Le Mans in previous years. The Mk II's success solidified Ford's position as a major player in the world of endurance racing.
  • Legacy: The #2 Ford GT40 Mk II's victory at Le Mans remains a legendary feat, remembered for the car's performance, the close finish, and its significance in the Ford-Ferrari rivalry. The car is considered one of the most iconic racing vehicles of all time, and its legacy continues to inspire car enthusiasts and racing fans around the world.

This model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish and has a sealed body. Resin models are exceptionally accurate of scale, shape and detail. Each model is created using a variety of production processes, to achieve this precision. They are produced using a composite material referred to in the industry as “resin”. Photo etched parts, die-cutting, tampo printing and waterslide decals are often used for a most authentic replication.