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#1 ianrand

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 21:53

If you're a GT40 enthusiast and interested in the restoration of the first, lightweight (aluminum paneled), GT40 MKI, some photos of the restoration process can be found at this link:

http://www.racingico...40-1/index.html

Note: This is the real, one and only, AMGT40/1 (as verified by GT40 historian Ronnie Spain, GT40 author John Allen & the Shelby American Automobile Club GT40 Registry). AMGT40/1 has been owned since 1982 by Rex Myers (USA).

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#2 Tony Matthews

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 22:01

Fascinating1 Thanks for the link.

#3 kayemod

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 22:59

As Tony says, fascinating stuff, and I particularly liked that description of Mo Gomm as "Maurice Gomm (Old Woking contract panel beater)".

#4 thirtytwo

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:04

What was the unusual road accident? any photos of the car/tub.

#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:22

I very much doubt it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 elansprint72

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:58

What was the unusual road accident? any photos of the car/tub.

Two teenage boys stole it and drove about a mile before hitting a wall at "well over 100mph". According to the Ronnie Spain book.

#7 arttidesco

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:06

Fascinating story thanks for the link :-)

#8 thirtytwo

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:32

Two teenage boys stole it and drove about a mile before hitting a wall at "well over 100mph". According to the Ronnie Spain book.


Ah, unusual for then .

#9 Nev

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:42

Inspiring restoration - thanks for the link.

Please keep us posted!


#10 Bill Harding

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:39

Thanks for drawing all our attention to this wonderful restoration.
The icing on the cake would be to see the photos "as found"