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Built in:Slough, England
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:2
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 27, 2010
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Chassis: AM GT-1
The first of two lightweight, aluminium bodied GT40s built by Alan Mann Racing, this example debuted at the 1966 Sebring 12 Hours. Driven by John Whitmore and Frank Gardner, it started seventh but failed to finish due to a clutch failure. The following week, Whitmore was back behind the wheel of AM GT-1 for the Le Mans test where he finished fourth overall. Ford pulled the entry for the race as it decided to focus its efforts on the big-block engined GT40s. This car was not raced again and sold to Holman-Moody. Not much later, it entered private ownership. In 1982, a longterm custodian acquired chassis AM GT-1 in 1982 after it had been damaged in a road accident. He then spent many years carefully restoring the car to its original configuration. The work was finally completed in 2019 and the car was subsequently shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it placed second overall. Two years later, it was consigned as one of the headliners of the Gooding Pebble Beach Auctions.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1966
First owner Alan Mann Racing
Upcoming auction 2021 Gooding & Co. The Pebble Beach Auctions (Estimate: $7,000,000 - 9,000,000)

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