- 1966: With the GT40,
Ford won the Le Mans 24-hour race in
1966 (Amon & McLaren),
1967 (Gurney & Foyt),
1968 (Rodriguez & Bianchi) and
1969 (Ickx & Oliver).
The '40' referred to the car's height -- 40 inches.
- 1975: A Gulf Research 'Mirage GR8'
driven by Derek Bell and Jackie Ickx,
powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV 3-litre V8 (detuned F1 engine), won Le Mans.
- 2012 August:
The 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage race car, P/1074,
used as the camera car in the Steve McQueen movie 'Le Mans',
set a world record of us$11,000,000 for the most expensive
American car sold at auction in RM's Monterey auction.