The movie Ford vs Ferrari has so far been one of the best biographical films in the automobile field. The director knew that every enthusiast was going to judge even the smallest detail so he tried to recreate every car, building and character, as attached to reality as possible. All the cars that appear in the film are the historical cars of the time, however, when some of them cost several million dollars, exact replicas were used.

For the initial scene, Carrol Shelby (Matt Damon) appears driving an Aston Martin DBR1 / 2 with which he won Le Mans race in 1959. Only five cars were made, or four for the purists, and precisely this car was sold in RM / Sotheby’s for $ 22.550.000 USD in 2017. Going back to the movie ... cut Shelby coming out of seeing the doctor and frustrated by the bad news that his heart won’t let him run anymore, he gets into a red Porsche 356 and drives at full speed.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Shelby en un Aston Martin DB3R donde ganó las 24hrs Le Mans en 1959. / Shelby in a DB3R Aston Martin, where he won the1959 Le Mans 24 hours .  Shelby en un Aston Martin DB3R donde ganó las 24hrs Le Mans en 1959. / Shelby in a DB3R Aston Martin, where he won the1959 Le Mans 24 hours . 

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Matt Damon, en el papel del preparador Carroll Shelby. (Merrick Morton-20th Century Fox via AP). / Matt Damon as Carrol Shelby. Matt Damon, en el papel del preparador Carroll Shelby. (Merrick Morton-20th Century Fox via AP). / Matt Damon as Carrol Shelby.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Matt Damon en escena en un Porsche 356. / Matt Damon on the set driving a 356 Porsche. Matt Damon en escena en un Porsche 356. / Matt Damon on the set driving a 356 Porsche.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Escena de la línea de producción de la fábrica de Ford. / Recreation on the set of the Ford factory  production line. Escena de la línea de producción de la fábrica de Ford. / Recreation on the set of the Ford factory  production line.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) en aquella edición de Le Mans 1966. / Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) in that 1966 Le Mans race. Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) en aquella edición de Le Mans 1966. / Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) in that 1966 Le Mans race.

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Henry Ford II (1917-1987) en aquella edición de Le Mans 1966. / Henry Ford II (1917-1987) in that 1966 Le Mans race. Henry Ford II (1917-1987) en aquella edición de Le Mans 1966. / Henry Ford II (1917-1987) in that 1966 Le Mans race.

 

The story begins to unfold and Henry Ford II arrive at his factory to stop the production line, scold and ask his people to bring him ideas on how to beat the competition. In the following minutes, his manager would propose the purchase of the Italian brand

Ferrari. It should be noted that the factory used to make this scene was an empty hangar where they had to get 21 identical Ford cars and were disassembling some more than others and then placing them and giving the impression of an authentic production line. 

When Ford executives show up at the Maranello factory, one of the cars that you can see is a beautiful silver 275GTB (approx. $ 2.500.000 USD). When passing inside the factory, before Enzo Ferrari enters the scene, you can see several highly valuable cars. A 250SWB ($ 5m) a 250GT Testa Rossa ($ 20m) and up to a 250GTO ($ 60m) and of course, the 330P3 that will later be seen in Le Mans race.

Several minutes in a row of the film is based on the historic French career of Le Mans. The main contenders for that year were the Ford GT40 of Ken Miles (Christian Bale) and the Ferrari 330P3 piloted by Bandini. At the end of this important race, not only any Ferraris from the team did finished, but Ford had a crushing victory with the 1, 2, 3 and the perfect photograph of the three cars is created crossing the finish line at the same time.

However, in the fast and energetic scenes you can see other participants for that year. Some of these are the Porsche 904, 906 and 911S; Ferrari 275GTB /C and 250LM.

As a curious fact ... Pedro Rodriguez ran that race in a Ferrari identical to the main rival of the Ford GT40. This car was a 330PS Spyder and Pedro ran it for the Ferrari racing team of North America (NART). He had to retire at the 11th hour due to a clutch failure.   

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB. / 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB. 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB. / 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, 1957 Ferrari 625 250 Testa Rossa. / 1957 Ferrari 625 250 Testa Rossa. 1957 Ferrari 625 250 Testa Rossa. / 1957 Ferrari 625 250 Testa Rossa.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Algunos autos fueron prestados por coleccionistas americanos para darle vida a la fábrica de Ferrari en esta película. Varios millones de dólares en escena. / Some cars where borrowed from american collectors, to bring to life the Ferrari factoryy in this movie. A few million dolars on stage. Algunos autos fueron prestados por coleccionistas americanos para darle vida a la fábrica de Ferrari en esta película. Varios millones de dólares en escena. / Some cars where borrowed from american collectors, to bring to life the Ferrari factoryy in this movie. A few million dolars on stage.

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Algunos autos fueron prestados por coleccionistas americanos para darle vida a la fábrica de Ferrari en esta película. Varios millones de dólares en escena. / Some cars where borrowed from american collectors, to bring to life the Ferrari factoryy in this movie. A few million dolars on stage. Algunos autos fueron prestados por coleccionistas americanos para darle vida a la fábrica de Ferrari en esta película. Varios millones de dólares en escena. / Some cars where borrowed from american collectors, to bring to life the Ferrari factoryy in this movie. A few million dolars on stage.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Ken Miles (1918-1966), a bordo del GT40 en aquellas 24 Horas de Le Mans de 1966. / Ken Miles (1918-1966), during the 1966 Le Mans race on a GT40. Ken Miles (1918-1966), a bordo del GT40 en aquellas 24 Horas de Le Mans de 1966. / Ken Miles (1918-1966), during the 1966 Le Mans race on a GT40.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Christian Bale, en el papel del piloto Ken Miles. / Christian Bale in the Ken Miles role. Christian Bale, en el papel del piloto Ken Miles. / Christian Bale in the Ken Miles role.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Escena donde aparece el Ferrari que fue principal competidor de Ken Miles durante la película. / Scene where the Ferrari that was main competitor of Ken Miles during the movie. Escena donde aparece el Ferrari que fue principal competidor de Ken Miles durante la película. / Scene where the Ferrari that was main competitor of Ken Miles during the movie.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Authentic photograph of Le Mans race in 1966 where the fight between Ferrari and Ford is appreciated. Authentic photograph of Le Mans race in 1966 where the fight between Ferrari and Ford is appreciated.

 

Amura, AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,Groenlandia,Ford vs Ferrari, Original photograph of Mexican pilot Pedro Rodriguez competing in Le Mans 1966 with the number 27. Too bad they don’t do Mention of him in the movie. Original photograph of Mexican pilot Pedro Rodriguez competing in Le Mans 1966 with the number 27. Too bad they don’t do Mention of him in the movie.

 

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