Gurney to oversee conservation of Ford Mk IV

| 25 Mar 2013

Dan Gurney’s company All-American Racers will conserve the famous Ford MkIV that carried him and AJ Foyt to victory at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Gurney said: “I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with one of the great cars from my career. After all those years, we are still loyal to Ford and our company cars all bear the blue oval.”

The racer, which is owned by the Henry Ford Museum, sustained minor damage during transportation in Europe when marking the 45th anniversary of its win.

Christian Overland from The Henry Ford Museum said: “To have Dan, his son Justin, and their employees take on the job of conserving it [the Mk IV] for future generations seems so right. There is no doubt in our mind that they will take the upmost care because of what this car means to their family’s history.”

The 1967 victory remains the only time an all-American team has won Le Mans.