ORIGINAL FORD GT40 COMES TO MARKET
Extract from the Gooding & Co website:
‘GT40 experts, such as historian Ronnie Spain, have verified this particular 1969 Ford GT40, chassis P/1085, as the last one ever made by Ford — making this auction opportunity a particularly exciting one for Ford enthusiasts. It was sold new as a rolling chassis to Sir Malcolm Gutherie, based in the UK, on behalf of Gil Jackson in New York, and it remained in storage untouched until the late 2000’s when UK’s Racing Fabrications commissioned the car to its rightful JWA specifications for use in historic racing and events. This historic model’s chassis was still “as-new,” presented in unmodified and original condition. The commissioned rebuild ensured that it retained its originality, encapsulating within this particular chassis the very last essence of authentic GT40 production.
This example, one of only 105 produced, is presented in 1968 JWA “Gulf Spec” and is fitted with a Gurney Weslake engine. It also boasts 10″ and 14″ wheels with vented disc brakes and four-pot calipers, much like the Le Mans-winning cars of 1968 and 1969. Chassis P/1085 is accompanied with original bodywork and a fascinating history file complete with period documentation. The car has been sparingly used over the past decade, receiving maintenance and servicing by Maxted-Page, and is eligible for countless prestigious events on the historic racing calendar. Its new owner will enjoy the pristine condition of the mid-century sports car, along with all of its historic value as the very last of an automotive legend.’