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GT40P/1008 - The Ford Press Car

GT40P/1008 was built to race specification and extensively tested by the motoring press.

After the GT40 win at Le Mans in 1966, 1008 was turned into a lookalike of the winning car, 1046 and then, in 1969, the car was rebuilt to look like the legendary 1075.

After spending many years alternating between the Donnington Museum and the Ford plant at Swansea, 1008 was restored back to its original configuration and its original colour scheme of Linden Green.

Featured in many magazines in recent years, 1008 was returned to storage in England. but has now returned to the scene in a pseudo-Gulf colour scheme.

(Left) - Build Sheet for GT40P/1008.




Magazine Articles

  • Motor Racing - November 1965

  • Hot Car - January 1969

  • Classic Cars - October 1994

  • MotorSport - October 2003