1965 Daytona Continental - GT40 and Daytona Coupe clean sweep


twobjshelbys

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Watch this...

Miles (1), Bondurant(3) in GT40s, Schlesser (2), Muther (4), Lesslie(6) in Daytona Coupes. A Porsche got 5th.

The GT steps out at 1:20 or so and Bob forgets to take the turn :)

 
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fjpikul

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Wow! Cool. Thanks for posting.
 

Sinovac

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Great footage and hilarious narration. “Clean sweep for America.” Need more of that.
 
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w.a.nelson

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That is really neat! Thanks.

Actually kind of better than " Ford vs Ferrari ".

Bondurant??? Isn't it kind of like a Mark Martin bonehead move. Think he once stopped racing with one lap to go. Cones and flags will get you every time!
 

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Love the commentary: The question is "Who's really hot and who's playing it cool?"

What a treat. Thanks for sharing this history.
 

SYCO GT

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At the end of the film, the commentator (incorrectly) says it's a clean sweep for America with Ford taking the first five places (must've missed the Porsche). Congrats to Miles / Ruby for the win! And a turning point for American vs. European racing.
 

twobjshelbys

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At the end of the film, the commentator (incorrectly) says it's a clean sweep for America with Ford taking the first five places (must've missed the Porsche). Congrats to Miles / Ruby for the win! And a turning point for American vs. European racing.
I think it was a class sweep but I noticed the porsche in the top 5 finishers