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Discover what made the future: Eagle Mk I

The Eagle was designed by Len Terry for Dan Gurney’s Anglo American Racers team and first took flight in the 1966 Formula One season.

The Eagle is widely considered to be one of the most attractive cars to grace the Grand Prix tracks at the highest level. It was first introduced with a 2.7L Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine but that was changed shortly after to the 3.0L Gurney-Weslake V12. Dan Gurney went on to win the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix in The Eagle which made it the only United States-built car to get a Formula One victory and made Gurney the second driver of all time to win a Grand Prix in a car of their own construction.

The Eagle had a particularly pointed beak where the radiator opening was and the elegant blue finish gave it a regal but aggressive appearance. There were no other notable victories and the team started to struggle to keep up with the pack due to financial constraints.

The Eagle made its final, not so glorious, appearance in the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix where the team was disqualified for being too slow. A first in the history of Formula 1 still to be replicated.

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