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1967 Mercury GT40 MKII #4 Daytona 24H in 1:18 scale


This is the 1967 Mercury GT40 MKII #4 Daytona 24H in 1:18 scale by Shelby Collectibles.

When is a Ford GT40 not a Ford GT40? When it’s a Mercury. That’s right, a Mercury.

In the midst of Ford’s “Total Performance” racing dominance in the 1960s—highlighted by the legendary GT40’s 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division wanted a share of the spotlight to help promote its new Mercury Cougar. Since the primary goal of Total Performance was to draw customers to showrooms, FoMoCo obliged.

 By Halloween 1966, a GT40 was masquerading as a Mercury. Three more would follow.

 According to the Shelby American World Registry, the four GT40s so named because their roof height was 40 inches—included three rebranded Ford Mk IIs and an Mk I.

The 1967 Daytona 24 Hours race saw the Mercury GT40 MKII, adorned with car number 4, compete in a grueling endurance battle. Piloted by a team of skilled drivers, including some of the era's top talents, the car showcased both speed and reliability. What set this race apart was the intense competition and the challenging conditions faced by the drivers throughout the 24-hour duration. Despite facing stiff competition from rival teams, the Mercury GT40 MKII demonstrated exceptional performance, navigating the Daytona International Speedway with precision and determination. This race stood out not only for its thrilling on-track action but also for the enduring legacy it left in the annals of motorsport history, highlighting the resilience and skill of both the drivers and the machines they piloted.

This exquisite diecast model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish.
Other features include:
● Extremely Detailed Engine
● Moveable and Steerable Front Wheels
● Accurate and highly detailed Interior and Chassis
● Opening Doors, Trunk, and Hood