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Ken MIles GT40

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A beautifully built model of a beautiful racing car.

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3 hours ago, Roger U said:

Beautifully built and painted.

Completely agree.  I especially like the in-scale body panel accents.  Outstanding model!

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Great looking build.............. you captured the color and look of the car very nicely.  Contrary to the media reports and factory statements, this car with Ken Miles driving actually won Le Mans in 1966.  Miles won Daytona in this very same chassis and then won Sebring in the GT40 Prototype roadster and then he had a 3 lap lead over the Black #2 car of Amon / McLaren near the end of the 24 hour race when Ford had him and Amon slow down so they and the Gold #5 car many laps behind could catch up for the "Infamous" 3 car group win.  Sadly, Miles died a few months later while testing the, at the time, very dangerous "J" car at Riverside that Ford had designed.  Phil Remington finally fixed the design and Gurney / Ruby drove it as the new Mark IV to victory in the 1967 Le Mans race.  What a shame that Miles was obstructed from winning the "Hat Trick" in 1966.     But, anyway, your build is spot on.

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