When Enzo Ferrari refused to sell to Ford in the early 1960s, Ford set about an in-house motorsport programme which was unprecedented by major motor manufacturers at that time. In 1965, the Ford GT40 was still under development and, designed for the wide open straights of Le Mans, was wholly unsuited to the twists and turns of the Targa Florio. Here, the peace of rural Sicily is shattered as 4.7 litres of V8 Ford GT40 (driven by Bob Bondurant and Sir John Whitmore) charges after the 3.3 litre V12 Ferrari 250/275 LM of Cesare Topetti and Maurizio Grana. Neither car finished, the race being won by the Ferrari 275P of Grand Prix star Lorenzo Bandini and local hero Nino Vaccarella.
30" x 24"