AFX Mega-G GT-40 #4 Donohue
The AFX HO scale Ford GT40 features the new Mega-G Nylatron Chassis, with Extra long Tapered guide pin, precision balanced armature and polymer magnets. The new Mega-G chassis is longer, narrower and lower allowing AFX to create some of the best handling and more realistic and stunning cars ever.
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Commissioned by Henry Ford, the GT40 was designed specifically to beat Ferrari at Le Mans, in part as a pay-back after Ferrari turned down Ford’s offer to buy the famous Italian marque in 1963. Indeed, the GT40 did beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, then again in 1967, ’68 and ’69, dominating endurance sports car racing over the entire period.
Ford GT40 #4
Drivers: Mark Donohue/Paul Hawkins
Race: 1966 Le Mans 24Hr
Mark Donohue was a tremendously talented American driver who, unusually, was also a degreed engineer. After winning the SCCA National Championship in 1961, he was befriended by well known driver Walt Hansgen. Walt was highly regarded by Ford and when he recommended Donohue to them, they listened, teaming Mark and Walt in GT40s that finished 3rd at the Daytona 24 Hours and 2nd at the 12 Hours of Sebring in early 1966.
For the '66 Le Mans, Ford paired Mark with Australian Paul Hawkins in the #4 GT40 while Walt was to be in another car. Sadly, Hansgen died while practicing for the race.
Mark and Paul didn't fair well in the event. Though fast, the differential failed only 12 laps into the race and they were forced to retire.
Donohue would return to Le Mans in 1967 to finish 4th, co-driving with Bruce McLaren. Though this was his best Le Mans result, he would go on to win the Indy 500 and multiple Trans Am and Can Am championships.
He was killed in practice for the 1975 Austrian GP after being talked into coming out of retirement by Roger Penske. In addition to his racing record he left a legacy of racing and automotive advancements that provide benefits to this day.
Paul went on to success in the World Sports Car Championship but died in a crash in 1969 in England.
Collector Series – Clear
Clear Windscreen with incredibly Detailed Interior and Engine
Collector Series Packaging with special 9 Digit Code Number
Realistic 3D Colour Printed interior Details
Specially Numbered Packaging
Realistic Body, Officially licensed by Ford
New Mega-G 1.5 Nylatron Chassis
Lighter and Faster chassis with Lower Center of Gravity
Phosphor Bronze pickup Shoes
Precision balanced Armature
Polymer Motor Magnets
Fully Assembled Chassis
Up to 8 Colour Body Graphics
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