Ford Gt40 Ken Miles Car
Ferrari shines a rare light on unsung racing hero ken miles.
Ford gt40 ken miles car. One of three ford gt40s to have crossed the finish line at the 1966 le mans 24hr race is coming up for sale. As a direct result of miles death the car was renamed the ford mk iv and outfitted with a steel rollover cage. The superformance ford gt40. He is an inductee to the motorsports hall of fame of america.
With time and resources now fully available to the le mans committee the perfect partnership of ford engineering and the racing acumen of shelby and holman moody combined to fully develop the 427 gt40. Ken miles stepping into dolphin mk 2 march 1961. Kenneth henry miles 1 november 1918 17 august 1966 was a british sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the us and with american teams on the international scene. When driver mario andretti crashed the car at le mans 1967 the cage is believed to have saved his life.
Ferrari seems to abruptly show ken miles deadly car crash. Adam carolla visits a shelby museum to take a look at the original ken miles ford gt40 race car that he raced at le mans in 1966. Before we go any further we should note that the gt40s built by superperformance are so close to the original cars that 3 4 of all. Still even in death ken miles was an unsung racing hero.
Ford intended the j car to be a follow up to the ford gt mk. And the price as you would expect for something which oozes. This car took second place overall all three top finishers were ford gt40s in the 1966 24 hours of le mans the 1 car was driven by ken miles and denny hulme and together with the 2 car driven by bruce mclaren chris amon 1st overall and 5 car driven by bucknum hutcherson 3rd overall gave ford its first victory in a 24 hour race. Chassis p1015 the original mkii ford gt40 that ken miles drove to near victory at the 1966 24 hours of le mans is a seriously valuable machine.
Video also features christian bale and matt damon. Well this is a bit special. Several years ago figures of around 8 million were thrown around but surely several years and all the buzz surrounding ford v ferrari will have bumped that number up. This is the ken miles superformance ford gt40 from the film ford v ferrari it was driven by christian bale during filming alongside the other superformance ford gt40 that was painted to look like the bruce mclaren chris amon car.
These are the mysterious circumstances and conspiracy theories about his death that the movie left out.
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