After their famous 1-2-3 victory in 1966, 1967’s Le Mans saw continued success for Ford, with the MkIV of Gurney/Grant coming home to overall victory. McLaren and Donohue’s MkIV finished 4th, while the Andretti/Bianchi MkIV crashed at 3:34 a.m. at the Esses. The No. 15 car, the Gulf Mirage of Ickx and Muir powered by a 305-inch engine, did not finish due to engine failure. It was, however, successful at Spa ten days later, winning with Jacky Ickx at the wheel, partnered by Dick Thompson and this time powered by a 351-inch Holman & Moody engine. The car was rebuilt as a lightweight GT40, given the new chassis number 1075, and became one of the most famous GT40s, going on to win at Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. Hot on the heels of the Mirage is the No. 6 car of Schlesser/Ligier, the 7-liter Mark IIB which the previous year was the second car in the 1-2-3 staged finish. However, this success was not followed in the 1967 race as it crashed during the night with Jo Schlesser at the wheel.
The framed original acrylic painting “Le Mans 67” by Matthew Stevens is available to buy for $1,700 + p&p. The painting measures 30″ x 20″. Contact artist for details of shipping.
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