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#1 ianrand

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 15:54

GT40 fans might enjoy seeing some new information/photos about a 1966 Filipinetti GT40 team car:

http://www.racingico...1040/index.html

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 18:11

Good effort. My heart sank when I first saw this restoration featured. I thought "Oh no - not another Sbarro project". Then I realised this is the real one... Well done.

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#3 Hamish Robson

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 13:49

GT40 anorak heaven!

#4 sterling49

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 13:54

Fabulous site, so many memories looking at the photographs.

#5 barrykm

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:00

Very impressive!

#6 ianrand

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 22:34

Very impressive!


The compliments from DCN and fellow GT40 enthusiasts are most humbling. But the fact is, without help from historians like DCN & Ronnie Spain, or pics from sources like LAT Photographic, Schlegelmilch & other GT enthusiasts, bringing these GT40's back to authentic condition would be nearly impossible. IMHO, it's these knowledgeable individuals and great business sources who truly deserve the kudos! :up:

If anyone is interested in seeing pics of other GT40's, just click on:
http://www.racingico...m/gt/finish.htm and scroll down to the GT of your choice.

A recent, exciting addition is GT40/P1047 MKIIB (in storage for nearly 35 years in Japan). You may remember this car - at 1967 LeMans it was gold #5 and involved in the famous crash that took out 2 other Ford GT's all at once. If anyone has any close up photos of Gold #5 @ 1967 LeMans, please drop me an email! All help will be rewarded. Anyone know J.P. Juge? He took some great photos of this car, but contact has proven difficult. :wave:

#7 ianrand

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 21:47

The restoration of GT40 1040 was completed this summer (2011). Some new photos have been added showing the car at its post restoration debut (with Ronnie Spain, GT40 historian/author and Phil Henny, original Filipinetti/Shelby American mechanic/author): http://www.racingico...1040/index.html

Enjoy!

#8 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:28

Le Mans Classic 2012?

#9 RTH

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 13:58

Superb quality work .

#10 f1steveuk

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 18:50

Lovely!

#11 retriever

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 20:52

Lovely!


Agreed, I know this GT40 story is via another source but this is what the Nostalgia Forum excels in.

Question - do any Ford Mk IIs exist this side of the water or are all remaining chassis in the USA?