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GT40P/1075 - The Gulf Race Car


It was originally thought that GT40P/1075 had been a rebuild of one of the Mirages but this has now proved to be incorrect. 1075 was a brand new car but based on the Mirage chassis with aluminium replacing some of the steel sections. The spare wheel well was also deleted as this semi-circular section had not been used for this purpose since the days of the early prototypes.

1075 became the most famous and most successful of all GT40s, winning Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

(Left) - Build Sheet for GT40P/1075.


Three pictures showing GT40P/1075 racing in 1968 at (left to right): Spa, Le Mans and Brands Hatch.

1075 at Laguna Seca - driver is Phil Hill, passenger is Tottie Wyer.


GT40P/1075 Race Record

Date Event Drivers Result

3-4/2/68

Daytona 24 Hours Ickx/Redman dnf
23/3/68 Sebring 12 Hours " dnf
7/4/68 BOAC 500 " 1st
25/4/68 Monza 1000 km " dnf
19/5/68 Nürburgring 1000 km Ickx/Hawkins 3rd
14/7/68 Watkins Glen 6 Hours Ickx/Bianchi 1st
26/5/68 Spa - 1000 km Ickx/Redman 1st
28-29/9/68 Le Mans 24 Hours Rodriguez/Bianchi 1st
1-2/2/69 Daytona 24 Hours Hobbs/Hailwood dnf
22/3/69 Sebring 12 Hours Ickx/Oliver 1st
14-15/6/69 Le Mans 24 Hours Ickx/Oliver 1st


1075 at Watkins Glen in 2001 (Photos courtesy of Jimmy Lisle).


Magazine Articles

  • Historic Race & Rally - July/August 1992

  • Sports Car International - April 1994