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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/1047
Built for the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, chassis 1047 was driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant. They started from pole but failed to reach the finish due to a holed radiator. The car was brought out again for the Daytona 24 Hours where it again topped qualifying but this time engine failure ended the race early. Updated to Mk IIB specification, it was entered at Le Mans for a second year running only to crash out. For reasons unknown one of the sister cars (1031) was renumbered 1047 and raced for the remainder of the season but this was a different car. The original chassis 1047 eventually ended up in Japan and has recently been completely restored.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1966
First owner Shelby American
Major wins
1966 Reims 12 Hours (Guy Ligier / Jo Schlesser)

2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic

  Article Image gallery (165) Chassis (8) GT40P/1047 Specifications User Comments (2)