Ford Gt40 - Sports Car - Racing Car - 1966s - Automotive Art - Car Posters
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Ford GT40 - Sports Car - Racing Car - 1966s - Automotive Art - Car Posters
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The Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car based on the British Lola Mk6, with the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III designed and built in England and the Mk IV built in the United States. The range was powered by a series of American-built engines modified for racing. The GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969 (1966 being the Mk II, 1967 the Mk IV, and 1968-1969 the oldest chassis design, the Mk I), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. In 1966, with Henry Ford II personally in attendance at Le Mans, the Mk II GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer, and the first victory for an American manufacturer at a major European race since Jimmy Murphy´s triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. The Mk IV GT40 that won Le Mans in 1967 is the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to achieve the overall win at Le Mans.
The GT40 was originally produced to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari (who won at Le Mans six times in a row from 1960 to 1965). Ford/Shelby chassis #P-1075, which won in 1968 and 1969, is the first car in Le Mans history to win the race more than once, using the same chassis. Using an American Ford V-8 engine, originally of 4.7-liter displacement capacity (289 cubic inches), it was later enlarged to the 4.9-liter engine (302 cubic inches), with custom designed alloy Gurney-Weslake cylinder heads. The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large-displacement Ford V8 engines (4.2-liter, 4.7-liter and 7-liter) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12, which displaced 3.0 liters or 4.0 liters.
This automotive Poster is one from a series of artworks in tribute to some of the most iconic motor cars of all time. Perfect gifts for car lovers, these auto art prints can be a beautiful home decor or office decor element. Created in a style reminiscent of a design sketch, these car posters are the ideal wall decor choice for a modern, trendy, urban interior space. They have been created with utmost attention to detail and can work well in series of 3 or more.
Grafiikka's artworks are modern, minimal and trendy and we constantly experiment with new styles. We have vintage, abstract, rustic art prints as well, in different collections. There are wall decors that best suit every style.There are typography prints, quote posters, motivational posters, minimal scandinavian prints, fashion posters, city name posters and movie and music related art.
These are all high quality, high resolution artworks that print perfectly on all mediums- canvas prints, metal prints, wood prints and fabric.
Grafiikka strives to create affordable art that you can use as interior wall decor and they are an inevitable part of the modern urban home. Many of our works are also popular office decor, used in set design, cafe and bar decor and interior decor for boutiques, libraries and halls. Our best selling items have been featured on numerous magazines, websites and top rated blogs.
April 13th, 2018
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