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  Ford GT40 Mk II

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Built in:Slough, England
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:11 (Plus two prototypes)
Predecessor:Ford GT40
Successor:Ford Mk IV
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 16, 2016
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 A common misunderstanding this.  
The MkII was not built in Slough England but in Los Angeles California by the company Holman-Moody, a company that was known for building up Fords nascar racers and moore. Holman-Moody totally rebuilt the chassie around Fords famous nascar engine, the at that time 600hp 427 sideoiler.

 Ford GT40  
Back in the mid-60's, I was living in Southern West Virginia, in a town called Beckley. In that town was a auto dealer by the name of Grady Whitlock, who had the local Ford dealership. Grady was a car guy. One of his personal cars was a '55-56 T-Bird equipped with a supercharger. The guy as a natural born salesman who knew his clients. Grady also owned a "pony farm" where he raised Shetland ponies. As one of his schemes to help sales was if you bought a Ford from Grady, he would give you a Shetland pony - frankly, I think giving away ponies was a way to rid himself of those ponies. I regress. Somewhere in the mid-60's, I saw one of his ads telling that he had one of Ford's new racing cars, a GT40 in his showroom. I called a friend, who was a car nut like me and we took a trip to Grady's dealership. Upon entering the showroom, sure enough, there was a GT40 on display. The car wasn't cordoned off, and the driver's door was open. I saw that no-one told us to "keep our hands off", so I scrambled over the high door jam and plopped down into the seat. I really can't provide a lot of details, except that the car was lower than any vehicle I'd ever seen and that the seat "fit me like a glove". One detail did stand out, and it was the silver ventilation grommets in the seats. This was a definite high point in my early driving years.

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