Ford Mark II (1966 Daytona 24 Hours Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car
Though the mythic status of the Ford GT40 is well justified by car's era-defining race victories during the late 1960s, it's often forgotten that the first two years of the car's existence saw very little success on track. The tide began to turn when Carroll Shelby was handed the keys to the Ford GT program in late 1964, kicking off a period of development that would lead to the introduction of the Mark II in 1966. Using Shelby's Cobra-honed method of dropping huge engines and sturdy components into lithe-but-underdeveloped chassis, the Mark II featured Ford's monstrous 427 cubic inch NASCAR engine and a simple-yet-effective Kar Kraft 4-speed gearbox to give the GT the firepower it needed to compete with the world's best prototype racers. The Mark II's arrival coincided with the evolution of the sports car race at Daytona into a 24-hour affair for 1966...a perfect opportunity to show the full potential of the second-generation Ford GT. The result? The Mark IIs swept the podium, with Shelby American-entered car #98 driven by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby taking the victory.
The Miles/Ruby Ford Mark II 1966 Daytona 24 Hour winner is now available as a highly detailed 1:18-scale resin model by Spark. Following in their tradition of crafting extremely precise replicas of significant 24-hour race winners, Spark's Mark II features an exquisitely recreated interior that includes lifelike perforated seats and finely replicated gauges. Outside, you'll find delicate details from a finely woven metal mesh grille to perfectly rendered knock-off wheel spinners.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Resin body, features no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with embossed display base.
PERFECT FOR: Ford fanatics. Daytona enthusiasts. Fans of the golden age of prototype racing.