& 21st June 1964.
was to see the first attempt by Ford to win the Le Mans 24 Hour
Race. Three cars were entered in the race which was held on 20th
June, GT102 driven by Phil Hill and Bruce McLaren, GT103 driven by
Richie Ginther and Masten Gregory. The final car was GT104 driven
by Dickie Attwood and Jo Schlesser.
not one of the three cars finished the race. GT104 was the first
to retire when its engine bay caught fire on the Mulsanne
Straight. GT103 followed shortly after with transmission problems,
a problem which was to later cause the retirement of GT102.
only consolation for Ford was that Phil Hill had managed to set a
new lap record of 3 min. 49.2 sec (131.375 mph).
cars started the race, 25 finished. The race was won by the Ferrari of Guichet/Vaccarella.