Welcome to AutoGuide.com’s Daily Diecast feature. Every day this week, we’ll be showcasing an extra special diecast model car from the web and showing you exactly why it’s awesome.
If you were on the edge of your seat during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race of 1966, this diecast model is a must-have in your collection. And even if you weren’t alive in 1966, you can’t deny how cool this retro Ford GT is.
The 1966 Le Mans race stands out as being one of the closest races in history. One Ferrari in the race had overheated and another two had blown their engines. The top three winners were American teams, all driving the ridiculously swift Ford GT40 Mark II.
If you’d like to relive the memories from that fateful race, this 1:18 scale diecast model will surely do the trick. The entire body of this 2.1-pound model is made of metal save for the “Goodyear” tires, which are made of PVC, making it a great addition to your already growing collection.
Painted with the same iconic livery as the original GT40 in the 1960s, the exterior features opening doors, and an opening front end and rear end so you can take a look at the naked chassis in all its glory.
This model also already comes mounted on a display platform, which takes out all the work out of screwing it into one (your lack of carpentry skills can stay a secret for another day). While you may not have any memorabilia from that race in 1966, this $45 diecast will give you plenty of memories with just a single glance.
AutoGuide.com has affiliate partnerships and may get a share of the revenue from any purchases made.