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  Ford GT40 Mk II
 

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Built in:Slough, England
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:11 (Plus two prototypes)
Predecessor:Ford GT40
Successor:Ford Mk IV
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 16, 2016
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Chassis: GT40P/1012
The second GT40 Mk II built, this chassis made its competition debut at Daytona where it finished 2nd. It was also used at the Le Mans test in April and a month later was the sole Mk II entered in the Spa 1000 Kilometres where it placed 2nd again. At Le Mans, it served as one of the spare cars because there had been no time to properly rebuild it after Spa. In 1967, it was raced at Daytona again, this time managing no better than 7th. Chassis 1012 was later used for testing until Peter Revson had a very big accident at Daytona, virtually destroying the car. The final blow for the car came a few months later when it was used to test a new automatic fire extinguisher system.

The remains of the car were stored at Holman & Moody in neatly labelled boxes until they were acquired by Californian Don Davis in 1970. He bought the charred chassis and almost every component needed to rebuild the car. Unfortunately the chassis was too far gone to be safely used again, so Davis sourced one of the spare, unmarked chassis still in storage at FVA in England. A true labour of love, the work was finally completed in 1973. He brought the car to the very first Monterey Historic Races and campaigned the car regularly until selling it in 1989 to Stanley Ross. He in turn sold the car to the present owner in 2003, who has since had the car restored once more. A second GT40 exists, also claiming to be 1012, but this is believed to be a replica.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1965
First owner Shelby American
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