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Ford vs Ferrari tells story of famous Le Mans grudge match
To mark the film’s release, Shelby SA is auctioning an iconic car
Enzo Ferrari found out the hard way that you don’t mess with Henry Ford’s grandson, when the blue oval usurped the Italian brand’s hegemony in the Le Mans 24 Hour in the late 1960s.
Henry Ford II had wanted to buy Ferrari, but when Enzo put the brakes on the deal after long negotiations, an angered Henry decided he’d get payback by building a car to beat Ferrari in endurance racing. The Ford GT40 was born, and it won Le Mans in 1966 — and the next two years — thus ending Ferrari’s run of six consecutive victories in the legendary French race...