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Built in:Slough, England
Produced from:1968 - 1969
Numbers built:4
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 06, 2012
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Chassis: GT40P/1075
A new car for the 1968 season, this chassis was built to the latest specification. It was raced with great success during the 1968, winning the world championship rounds at Brands Hatch, Spa and Watkins Glen, and it was also driven to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the 1969 season, it was pressed back into action, winning the Sebring 12 Hours and then scoring a very closely fought second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This was only the second time that the same chassis score a back-to-back Le Mans victory and it was also the closest finish to date. It was also an unlikely victory as driver Jacky Ickx walked to his car and carefully fastened his seatbelts before taking off out of protest against the dangerous Le Mans start. As a result, he was the last car to complete the first lap. Following its hugely successful racing career, the car was retained by Gulf Oil and displayed for several years at the Indianapolis Museum. It was eventually pried away from the Gulf Oil company by Harley Cluxton, who had also acquired the John Wyer Automotive Engineering team after the 1975 season. By the 1990s, it joined the formidable stable of an American collector. Since then, it has been beautifully preserved and shown only at select events.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1968
First owner J.W. Automotive Engineering
Major wins
1968 24 Hours of Le Mans (Pedro Rodriguez / Lucien Bianchi)
1969 Sebring 12 Hours (Jacky Ickx / Jackie Oliver)
1969 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jackie Oliver / Jacky Ickx)
Last known location American Private Collection
Appearances

2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (166) Chassis (4) GT40P/1075 Specifications