Launched to take the fight to Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT40 managed to win the world’s most famous endurance race an incredible four times in a row between 1966 and 1969.

A mere 107 units of the original GT40 were ever produced and recently, QuickWorks Photo had the opportunity to snap some pictures of a glorious Ford GT painted with a truly iconic Gulf Oil racing livery combining blue and bright orange elements.

Throughout the model’s five year production run starting in 1964, a selection of iterations were launched in an effort to continue to lead the field at races around the world. All GT40s utilised V8 engines ranging from 4.2-litres right up to 7.0-litres, compared to the V12s used by Ferrari.

Back in 2005, Ford revived the GT nameplate with a road-going model powered by a supercharged V8 engine. Earlier in the year, the third-generation GT was unveiled.

Gulf Ford GT40

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