1966 Ford GT40 With FIA Passport For Historic Racing
The Ford GT40 is widely regarded as amongst the most significant automobiles of all time. It was designed to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1960s and it did so with such fervent domination, that no other American automobile has been able to repeat its record.
The vehicle offers an authentic part of that history. Chassis 1042 suffered a damaged tub and that is when this one was reconstructed and thoughtfully put together over a 10-year period with every component on the car being raced at Le Mans in period or is otherwise original stock.
The body is the oldest original GT40 body in existence (chassis 1001), raced at Le Mans in 1966 by Jacky Ickx before being converted into the famous Sidney Taylor white and green livery which was raced by Denny Hulme in 1967. That season Hulme had success in the GT40, picking up the race win at Silverstone and it was also the same season which he won the Formula One World Championship.
The engine is from one of the two Scuderia Filipinetti GT40 Le Mans entries from 1967. The suspension and gearbox are from GT40s campaigned in 1965 Le Mans and all additional components are original/NOS with the exception of the weather stripping.
The car is titled under its chassis number P/1042, has its FIA passport for vintage racing, and presents as amongst the most period correct Ford GT40s in existence.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to own an amazing piece of motorsport history, representing a truly iconic era in Sportscar racing.
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