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  Ford GT40 Mk III
 

  Article Image gallery (53) Chassis (3) M3/1103 Specifications  
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Built in:Slough, England
Produced from:1967 - 1969
Numbers built:7
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 13, 2012
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Chassis: M3/1103
Completed in April of 1969, chassis 1103 was famously sold to Sir Max Aitken, who was the chairman of Beaverbrook Newspapers. It was sold on in 1973 and extensively modified by its new owner. Among the changes were the adoption of flared fenders and alloy wheels, while the Mk III was also re-sprayed white with blue stripes. By the early 1980s it had changed hands again. The new custodian entrusted the rare GT40 for many years to Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who prominently displayed it in the British National Motor Museum.

After nearly three decades the owners retrieved the car and quietly offered it for sale. The current owner acquired the Mk III soon after and entrusted it to CKL Developments, for a careful restoration to its original configuration. Having covered only 6,400 miles from new, preservation was the key word in the project. The later changes to the body were rectified and the correct wire wheels were re-fitted. The finishing touch was a re-spray to the original deep red finish. Chassis 1103 made its post-restoration debut at the 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este where it was awarded the Trofeo BMW Group Classic by the jury for the most sensitive restoration.


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2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2010 Retromobile British National Motor Museum Visit

  Article Image gallery (53) Chassis (3) M3/1103 Specifications