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1964 Howmet GT Sprint Racing

 

Self-described "mechanic" Ray Heppenstall, a clever and inventive race car driver and builder, constructed this car to run in the Trans-Am class at the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race. With no support from Ford, who was deeply into a Mustang racing effort by that time, Heppenstall put the engine from a wrecked Shelby G.T. 350-H into the car, beefed up the suspension, and with co-driver Bill Sealy and no crew, finished an incredible 9th overall. With more modifications and tacit sponsorship from the Howmet Corporation, this car also raced at Sebring that same
season, finishing 19th and running with only 4th gear by race's end.
 
1964 Howmet GT Sprint Racing
 
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