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    1966 gt-40

    Now this one I would like to have.



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    that would be ideal for Silver ... in his favorite color.
    Only pitty he became to fat to fit.

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    Well WaffleHead, while I do like yellow, I don't like it on all vehicles. And the GT40 is one that I don't think it looks all the great on. Not bad, but not great.

    I would go with the Gulf racing colors like the originals.

    And while I'm down to only 210 pounds, I still would not fit.

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    I noticed the Illinois license plate as it pulled in. Two things I like about Illinois, the food and owning expensive cars in that state is cheap.

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    These are beautiful cars ... It would be tough to decide on whether to build a GT-40 or a Daytona Coupe ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    These are beautiful cars ... It would be tough to decide on whether to build a GT-40 or a Daytona Coupe ...
    Uummm.... Carl, don't make it hard. Just build both....
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    Excellent suggestion Gian. Then with his roadster he will have a complete set.

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    An interesting video about the 1966 LeMans race.



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    Interesting.
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    Think about it. The entire Ford GT program was a result of Ford getting his feelings hurt and ego.

    And think what would have happened to Ferrari if Ford had bought them out.

    Thank you Enzo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GianM View Post
    Uummm.... Carl, don't make it hard. Just build both....
    Clarity in a moment of doubt!!! Now on to picking colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by GianM View Post
    Uummm.... Carl, don't make it hard. Just build both....
    Make it even easier - buy them finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Think about it. The entire Ford GT program was a result of Ford getting his feelings hurt and ego.

    And think what would have happened to Ferrari if Ford had bought them out.

    Thank you Enzo.
    My impression - actually I think Henry Ford II was more severely pissed off than suffering from hurt feelings. He undoubtedly had an ego but I'm not sure he had any feelings to hurt. He was pissed and he wanted to rub Ferrari's nose in it - no matter what it cost. And he set out and did it.
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    IIRC the reason for wanting to buy Ferrari was a belief that having a successful link to racing would be good for selling the bread and butter cars. If they believed in that philosophy then the in house racing program probably was much more effective in giving Ford products a performance image and increasing sales accordingly.

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