Ford GT40 Mark III

Of the seven Ford GT40 Mark III’s built, only four were delivered with left hand drive like the vehicle in this set. This rare street-legal car was originally owned by well-known Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan, who reportedly drove it sparingly and never in the rain.

The Mark III differed from earlier versions in that it had round, oblong headlights, an extended rear deck and a more comfortable interior.

Powered by a 299-cubic-inch 306 horsepower Ford V8 engine coupled to a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, the low slung car can accelerate from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is approximately 165 miles per hour.

Source: Peterson Automotive Museum

Gallery: Ford GT40 Mark III