Designed by Len Bailey, the Ford GT70 was the direct descendent of the famous Ford GT range of cars which won the Le Mans 24 hours four consecutive years running. It was a mid engined two seater sports car which had a steel fabricated box frame chassis and a one piece fibreglass body. Powered by a 2.6 litre V6 cologne engine with a 5 speed ZF transmission. It was intended for rallying and had competed in several international rallies but with WRC rule changes and the arrival of the Escort made the GT70 redundant. Ford decided not to continue the production to concentrate on the development of the Escort.
Only six GT70 chassis were built. One of them was fitted with a special body by Ghia S.p.A..
The other five were fitted with V6 engines and standard glassfibre bodies.(pistonheads.com)
In 2002, one copy was fully restored and returned to the racetrack at the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed. (carguychronicles.com)
One of the six GT70 chassis was fitted with a special body by Ghia S.p.A..
The Ford GT70 was the direct descendent
of the famous Ford GT range of cars
which won the Le Mans 24 hours four consecutive years running.
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