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GT40P/1074 - The Gulf Race Car


GT40P/1074 was a rebuild of Mirage M.10003 and was painted in the now well-known Gulf colours of pale blue and marigold. Although the car raced at Le Mans in 1968, it failed to finish. The cars best result was at the Monza 1000km which it won in the hands of its regular drivers, Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs.

In 1970, the car had its roof cut off and was used as the camera car for the Steve McQueen film "Le Mans". The car was restored, complete with roof, some time later.

GT40P/1074 has recently been restored and has been returned to its Monza-winning configuration.

(Left) - Build Sheet for GT40P/1074.


Three pictures showing GT40P/1074 racing in 1968 at (left to right): Daytona, Le Mans and the Nürburgring.

The picture at left shows a roofless 1074 during the filming of "Le Mans". The right-hand picture shows 1074 prior to the start of the 1968 Le Mans 24 Hour race.


GT40P/1074 Race Record

Date Event Drivers Result

3-4/2/68

Daytona 24 Hours Hawkins/Hobbs dnf
23/3/68 Sebring 12 Hours " 28th
25/4/68 Monza 1000 km " 1st
19/5/68 Nürburgring 1000 km Hobbs/Redman 6th
14/7/68 Watkins Glen 6 Hours Hawkins/Hobbs 2nd
28-29/9/68 Le Mans 24 Hours " dnf
13/10/68 Montlhery - Paris 1000 km Beurlys/de Fierlandt 8th
13/4/69 BOAC 500 Hobbs/Hailwood 5th


A number of pictures showing GT40P/1074 being restored back to its Monza-winning colour scheme.

(Photos courtesy of Glenn Roberts)