After Ford had raced variants of the car for four years (winning LeMans twice) development of the GT40 was continued by the independent
John Wyer Automotive - Gulf team. The now classic shape of the car was defined as the body was changed to accommodate the wider wheels
and tires of the late 1960s. Facing newer competition, the reliable MK2 GT40 in blue and orange Gulf livery captured overall victories
at LeMans in both 1968 and 1969 -- the crowning achievements for this legendary automobile.