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Originally published: June 2020

 

Spark 1:18 1966 Le Mans Ford GT40s

 

No doubt inspired by the recent release of the Ford v Ferrari movie, Spark has just announced 1:18 replicas of the three Ford GT40 MK.IIs that finished first, second and third in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours.

 

1:18 1966 Le Mans Ford GT40 diecast model car review

 

It has produced the winning #2 car of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon before, but this is the first time that it will have replicated the second placed #1 machine of Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, and the third placed #5 vehicle of Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson.

 

1:18 1966 Le Mans Ford GT40 diecast model car review

 

And it seems that it is the car of Ken Miles, who is portrayed as the hero in the film, that everyone wants. We don’t have space here to go into the politically- charged story about how the Ford hierarchy wanted to prevent Miles from winning the event, but it certainly seemed that the deck was stacked against him. Sadly we never got to hear Ken’s version of what really happened that day, as he lost his life just two months after the race, in an accident while testing the next development of the GT40 at Riverside.

 

1:18 1966 Le Mans Ford GT40 diecast model car review

 

Spark’s ‘order deadline guarantee’ date for these replicas has already come and gone (make sure that you’re signed up to our email bulletins)! However, we have ordered a few of these cars spare on top of the quantity that we have already sold. That buffer will probably be completely consumed by the time these models are released, however, so get a wriggle on if you haven’t already ordered what you want.

 

Click Spark 1:18 1966 Le Mans Ford GT40 to order.

 


 

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