Fans of automotive history, motorsport, and miniature models rejoice! News from Amalgam Collections is the reveal of its latest 1:8 scale car model – the Ford GT40. Each GT40 model requires over 4,000 hours to develop and another 4,000 hours to build using premium materials and precision-engineered parts. The Ford GT40 model stands at 20-inches in length. This model was developed with the help of the Ford Archive and Heritage department and Gulf Oil International.
Amalgam Collections decided to model the Ford GT40 after chassis #1075, aka car #6. This specific Ford GT40 race car wore Gulf Oil’s iconic livery when it won the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi. However, car #6 is more famously known for winning again in 1969 with drivers Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. This victory witnessed one of the closest competitive finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans history when the GT40 beat the Porsche 908 by only 390 feet over a total distance of 372 laps.
The first 50 examples of the Amalgam Collections Ford GT40 will also include a Giclee art print of Rainer Schlegelmilch’s photograph of GT40 #6 taken at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Amalgam is currently taking orders for the GT40 model requiring buyers to place a 100 percent deposit to secure their model.
Check out another Amalgam model – the Ferrari SF1000.