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I haven't noticed a thread about vintage racing, so here is a gallery for vintage racing of Cobras, GT40s, Daytona Cobras, and Mustangs. Black and white is preferred, but color photos are good too. They can be altered to B&W later and the color of the car can be nice to have. Post any you have not seen. The guys behind the cars are nice to have as well. If it's a picture of a person, please list the name if you know it.
Most of my photos came from Nigel Smuckatelli's Flicker account.
Ken Miles - Lloyd Ruby GT40 (note the bulges above the front wheel wells, this was to fix the problem seen at extreme speeds. The tires would rub though the body due to the front end being pushed down!)

Chris Amon (in car) and Bruce McLaren

1965 Sebring 12 hr Gran Prix

GT40's headed to the track - Sebring 1965
 

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Bruce McLaren

Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren

Ed Leslie and Allan Grant's Daytona after an accident

The #15 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe driven by Bob Bondurant and Jo Schlesser.
 

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Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe of Lew Spencer, Jim Adams and Phil Hill finished 21st.

George Reed & Dan Gerber failed to finish in this Cobra due to the accident with a #51 Volvo. Gerber is at the wheel.

Mecom Ferrari 330P and a Ford GT40

The #15 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe of Bob Bondurant and Jo Schlesser leads the #32 Ferrari 275P of Ed Hugus/Tom O'Brian/Charlie Hayes and Paul Richards under the MG Bridge.
 

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Bob Johnson and Tom Payne were 2nd in class and 8th OA in this #14 Shelby Daytona Coupe.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe of Bob Johnson and Tom Payne finished 7th.

Ford GT40 of Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren. The car finished 2nd but 1st in P+4.0 class.

Ford GT40 of Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren surf their way through the standing water at the height of the storm.
 

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Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant drove this Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe at the 1964 12 Hours of Reims. The car failed to finish due to a cracked gearbox casing.

Ford GT40s at the 12 hr of Reims in 1964

Phil Hill in a GT40 at Nurburgring in 1964
 

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Two JW Automotive/Gulf Ford Mk. I GT40's in the early part of the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. The second car in the photo is the winning #9 GT 40 that was driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi. The first car in the photo (#10) was driven by Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs but failed to finish.

The winning Gulf/JW Automotive Ford GT40 that won the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver.

The factory Ford GT40 Mk. IV - J4 that won the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring driven by Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti. The car was equipped with a Ford 427 cid with 525 h.p. It had a top speed of 225 mph. After the accident that killed Ken Miles driving a "J" car at Riverside the engineers built a roll cage for the Mk. IV cars. That fact probably saved Mario Andretti's life when he crashed a Mk. IV at Le Mans.

Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti stand next to the factory Ford GT40 Mk. IV - J4 that won the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring.
 

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The factory Ford GT40 Mk. IV - J4 that won the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring.

Carroll Shelby asleep at LeMans in 1967.

Carroll Shelby after he won LeMans in 1959.

Carroll Shelby and the Ford GT40 Mk. IV that won the 1967 24-Hours of Le Mans.
 

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The victory lap after taking the checkered flag at Le Mans in 1967 shows Dan Gurney riding on top of the hood with Foyt at the wheel. The Mk. IV ran in only two races, the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring and the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans but won both events.

The Mike Salmon - Brian Redman GT 40 Mk. I that crashed and caught fire during the 1967 24-Hours of Le Mans after completing only 20 laps. The car was entered by J.W. Automotive.

The #2 Ford GT40 Mk. IV that was driven by Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue (seen on page 2) to a fourth place finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dan Gurney winning LeMans in 1967 with his Ford Mk IV.
 

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The Mk IV that won LeMans in 1967.

The winning Ford Mark IV of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt cruising to victory at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The row of Ford Mk IVs at LeMans in 1967.

Dan Gurney leads a couple of Ferraris in his Shelby Ford Mk. II at the 1966 Daytona 24. With his co-driver Jerry Grant he came in 2nd.
 

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Gurney and Shelby at Sebring in 1966.

The J.W Automotive Ford GT40 that was driven by Jacky Ickx and Dick Thompson to a 6th place finish but 1st in class at Daytona in 1967.

The J.W. Automotive Ford GT40 in the pits during practice prior to the running of the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. On the far right is Jacky Ickx.

Both Ford Mk II's were entered in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona by Shelby American and Ford. #1 was driven by Bruce McLaren and Lucien Bianchi and #2 was driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Frank Gardner. The #1 car finished 7th and the #2 car failed to finish due to transmission problems.
 

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Bruce McLaren (far right) and the Shelby American Ford Mk II that he drove at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.

All three cars are Ford Mk II's at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona. The first one (#98) is the Ken Miles, Lloyd Ruby car that won the race. The #97 Ford Mk II was driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant and came in second. The #96 Mk II was driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon and came in 5th.

That is Ken Miles in 1966 doing testing at Daytona in the Ford J-car. This design had some major aerodynamic flaws that became readily apparent a few months later during testing at Riverside, California when the car looped at high speed then flipped and ejected Miles from the car killing him instantly. The significantly revised car, renamed the GT-40 Mk IV, won the only two races in which it was entered -- the 1967 Sebring (Fla.) 12 Hours, and the 1967 24 Hours of LeMans.

Ken Miles stands next to the winning Ford GT40 at the 1965 Daytona 2000 Km.
 

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Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant drove this Shelby American Ford Mk. II at Sebring in 1966.

Ken Miles (seen driving) and Lloyd Ruby drove this Ford GT-X1 to a first place finish in the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring.

The first car about the enter the high banks at Daytona in 1968 is the #9 Gulf Ford GT40 entered by JW Automotive and driven by Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs. The car did not finish due to a leaking fuel tank. Following it is the #8 team Ford GT40 driven by Jacky Ickx and Brian Redman. It did not finish due to a faulty gearbox.

Roger West in the Joe Tredwell sponsored Ford Mustang at the 1966 24-Hours of Daytona. West's co-driver was Dick Macon. Behind the Mustang is a GT40 and MGB.
 

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awesome pics...

thanks for posting!
 

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Four of the original six Pete Brock designed Shelby Cobra Daytona coupes on the high banks prior to the start of the 1965 Daytona 2000 Kilometer race. This was round 1 of the World Sportscar Championship. Car #11 was driven by Ed Leslie and Allen Grant and finished 6th.. #12 was driven by Bob Johnson and Tom Payne and did not finish due to engine problems. #13 wad driven by Jo Schlesser, Harold Keck and Bob Johnson and finished 2nd with a 1st in GT+3.0 class. #14 was driven by Rick Muther and John Timanus and came in 4th.

This photo could have been really embarrassing for John Wyer and JW Automotive. It was taken at the 1969 24-Hours of Daytona.

the Bondurant/Schlesser Cobra Daytona at the 1965 Sebring 24 hr.

The #15 Shelby American Cobra Daytona Coupe that came in fourth but first in class at the 1965 12-Hours of Sebring.
 

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The Bondurant/Schlesser Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe going under the MG Bridge followed by the #48 MGB of Brad Picard and Alan Pease. 1965 Sebring.

The John Wyer Automotive Ford GT40’s on the pit road at the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona.. Standing to the left is Jackie Oliver while Jacky Ickx sits in the driver’s seat of the #1 GT. To the right is the #2 GT. That’s David Hobbs putting on the blue helmet. His co-driver was Mike Hailwood.

The Ford Motor Company (Shelby American) Ford Mk II #1012 that was driven by Bruce McLaren (in photo) and Lucien Bianchi to a seventh place finish in the 1967 24-Hours of Daytona.
 

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A Ferrari vs a Ford at Sebring.

The Shelby American Ford Mk II of A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney is first in line at the start of the '67 24 Hrs of Daytona.

Not a racing photo, but a dealership with some snakes for sale.

Bad day to be a Cobra.
 

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Some more of that destroyed Cobra. Some will cry over this, an original slab side.

Phil Hill checks out the Shelby Cobra of Dan Gurney.

The Shelby Cobra roadster (CSX2127) that Phil Hill (the one driving), Lew Spencer and Ken Miles drove to an 11th place finish (1st in GT+4.0) at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring.

A Gulf Ford GT40 at Daytona.
 

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The Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren Shelby Ford GT40 that finished second in the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring.

The Ed Leslie - Allen Grant Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2300) that finished 13th OA in the 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Race.

The Dan Gurney/Bob Johnson Shelby Cobra Roadster at the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring.

Phil Hill is seen here driving a Shelby Cobra CSX 2260 in the 1964 Sebring 12 Hour Race. His co-driver was Jo Schlesser. The car was gridded 10th with a time of 3 minutes 20 seconds and finished 6th.
 

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The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe of Bob Holbert and Dave MacDonald at the 1964 Sebring 12 Hour Race. The car was gridded 6th but finished 4th. It also came in 1st in class (GT5.0).

The Shelby Cobra #CSX2127 driven by Phil Hill, Lew Spencer and Ken Miles at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring. The car finished 11th overall but first in class.

The Shelby Cobra #CSX2002 entered by Shelby American in the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring.

Some Shelby Mustangs in the background at the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona.
 
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