Ford GT40, 1/12 scale, signed Jacky Ickx & Jacky Oliver
Stunning large scale (1/12th - approx 35cm long) replica of the 1968/69 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 as driven to victory in 1969 by Jacky Ickx and Jacky Oliver. Signed by bother drivers who were attending the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the closest run races in Le Mans history.
The race itself was one of the most exciting in the event's history. Having already wrapped up the World Sportscar Championship, Porsche were strong favourites to achieve their first outright win. Indeed, Porsche cars made up over a third of the starters and the mighty 917s held the lead for 90% of the race. But when the Elford/Attwood car's gearbox broke at 11am, it was the Ford of Ickx and Jackie Oliver that took over the lead. It then became a 3-hour sprint race with the Ford battling the pursuing Porsche 908 of Hans Herrmann and Gérard Larrousse non-stop. In the end it was the Ford GT40 – the identical car that had won the previous year – that took the chequered flag by just 120 metres after 24 hours.