Holman Moody Heritage GT revealed
Ford is no stranger to releasing a special-edition model to commemorate motorsport success, and it’s been at it again with the release of yet another special Ford GT. The new Holman Moody Edition pays tribute to the legendary 1-2-3 success at Le Mans in 1966. While the history books and films tend to focus on the input from the Shelby American team, engineers at Holman Moody played a crucial part in the success of the original GT40 race cars too. Alongside Shelby American, Holman Moody was tasked with reworking the car into what became the Le Mans-winning Mk2, and Holman Moody’s chassis P/1016 became a test lab on wheels, helping to develop redesigned brakes, suspension and tyre setups that would eventually help take Ford to victory at the famous 24-hour race.
Not to forget, the third-place car in that race was the Holman Moody GT40 of Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson. The new Edition model pays homage to the efforts of Holman Moody with a unique red and gold livery, featuring the number 5 on the door panels; Bucknum and Hutcherson’s race number at Le Mans in 1966.
‘Approved’ GT customers can place orders now, ready for deliveries to begin ahead of the summer.
“THIS EDITION PAYS HOMAGE TO THE 1 2 3 AT LE MANS IN 1966”