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Old 12-04-2008, 05:11 PM   #10931
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It looks like a GT40 wheel. Some of Gurney's cars had gold wheels. Even more so, it looks like the wheels used on the '66 cars. They also were used by Shelby's commemorative cars.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:51 PM   #10932
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Not a Ford rim.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:01 AM   #10933
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That's interesting, given this and this.

Of course, the wheels used on GT40s were Halibrand wheels (pin drives, I believe), not "Ford" wheels, much like my Miata's wheels are Enkei wheels, not "Mazda" wheels. They look a lot like the wheels that were also used on Corvette Grand Sports, which were also Halibrands.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:39 AM   #10934
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It is a Shelby Cobra AC
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:36 AM   #10935
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And if it's an AC Cobra, then the GT40 would be correct too, since they both were campaigned by Shelby and both used the same wheels.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:54 AM   #10936
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That's interesting, given this and this.

Of course, the wheels used on GT40s were Halibrand wheels (pin drives, I believe), not "Ford" wheels, much like my Miata's wheels are Enkei wheels, not "Mazda" wheels. They look a lot like the wheels that were also used on Corvette Grand Sports, which were also Halibrands.

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:17 AM   #10937
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Since it's not a Ford, then it's a Corvette Grand Sport, I would assume. My answer is the wheel is a Halibrand. The car must be a Grand Sport, since that's the only non-Ford product in my post.

Of course, to be honest, with as much as we were shown, it could be anything raced in the mid-'60s, since a lot of different racing teams used the exact same wheels, since they were state-of-the-art, and I had no hint of livery to work from.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:37 PM   #10938
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Since it's not a Ford

I didn't say it wasn't attached to a Ford, I said it isn't a Ford rim.

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My answer is the wheel is a Halibrand.





And HERES what it's attached to.

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Of course, to be honest, with as much as we were shown, it could be anything raced in the mid-'60s, since a lot of different racing teams used the exact same wheels, since they were state-of-the-art, and I had no hint of livery to work from.
Your assuming I was after the name of the car.

The allusion to what it was attached to and it being original (not a 'knock off') was a hint, those of us in the Ford circle, or should I say Oval, the name Hildibrand will always conger visions and emotions of the GT40.

Since the GT 40 was your first guess at the bonus question I guess that works for you, too!

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Old 12-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #10939
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I didn't realize the model of car was a bonus question. It sounded like you wanted to know which car it was attached to.

I find it kind of funny that the picture you link to calls it the GT40 Mach II. Anybody who is a fan of the GT40, Carroll Shelby or Ford, knows that it is *Mk II*. The GT40 has always been a favored car of mine. I was raised a Ford kid, but strayed away from them when I discovered that Japanese cars didn't break down as often or require as much tinkering.

I'll see what I can dig up. I'll get away from cars this time.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #10940
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This one will probably be easy for those in touch with current pop culture.

What are these cute little guys called, and what do people do with them?
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