What else can be said about the legendary Ford Mk IV GT40? We all recognize its beauty and we all know the significance behind it. After all, this car along with the rest of the GT40 program helped put American motor sports on the map. Its only purpose was to beat European manufacturers on their home turf (namely Ferrari), and as a result of its success, the GT40 secured a solid place in history books as well as in the hearts of millions of enthusiasts around the world.
The Mk IV in particular was introduced in 1967 and won both races it was entered in that year, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The red #1 car you see here is the same one driven to victory in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans by none other than Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt – you can even see the “Gurney Bubble” in the following photos – so imagine the surprise when redditor Nachtmensch got photos from a mate showing the priceless racecar , just 1 of 6 ever produced, being loaded off a cargo plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Talk about a special delivery. Fortunately, like a true redditor, he kindly shared the photos which can be seen past the jump.
You can get a clear view of the “Gurney Bubble” here. Because of details like that and the pristine condition it’s in, redditors in the original comment thread unanimously believe it’s authentic and is the same one on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.