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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: XGT-2
Originally delivered as a bare chassis to Alan Mann Racing to be built into one of the team's lightweight cars. Ford had other plans and instructed Mann to ship the chassis to Shelby to be finished as a Mk II. In this guise, it was raced at Le Mans by Graham Hill and Brian Muir. They grabbed an early lead but several unscheduled pit stops dropped them down the order before a collapsed suspension at around midnight brought an early end to the race. Stored at Holman & Moody with many of the other Mk IIs, it was rebuilt in 1968 to Group 4 specifications with a small-block V8 for Malcolm Guthrie.

Disguised as chassis 1009, it was entered at Le Mans in 1969 where it was caught up in the fatal accident of John Woolfe on the opening lap. Although the car could be repaired, it was eventually retired early due to the damage incurred driving through the wall of flames. Guthrie continued to campaign the car well into the 1970 season before selling it to collector Gil Jackson. He planned to rebuild XGT-2 to its 1966 specification but never got around to it. Jackson finally sold the car in 2007 and under the supervision of classic car dealer Gregor Fisken, the restoration was started by Precision Auto. Fisken showed the superb end-result at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1966
First owner Shelby American
Appearances

2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (165) Chassis (8) XGT-2 Specifications User Comments (2)