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GT40P/1084 - Gulf Race Car

GT40P/1084 actually started life as chassis number 1004. It was built in 1965 and prepared for the Le Mans Race of that year by Shelby American. It was entered for the race by Rob Walker and painted dark blue wih white stripes.

After the race, the car spent some time touring with Carroll Shelby's "Cobra Caravan". It was then shipped back to England where it remained, unused, until 1968.

(Left) - GT40P/1004 at scrutineering, Le Mans 1965.

In 1968, J.W. Automotive were short of a car for the Spa 1000 kms race. 1004 was taken out of storage and rebuilt to Gulf specification and renumbered 1084. Due to the fact that it was an early chassis, the car was always going to be slightly heavier than its sister cars which had some steel panels replaced with aluminium. 

1084 only raced once for the team, at Spa in 1968 and finished 4th, 1075 being the winner.

The car, which is well known in Britain, is owned by Martin Colvill who regularly races the car, still in Gulf colours. It has recently been fitted with new body panels and looks every inch a Gulf car.

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(Above). GT40P/1084 pictured during restoration work.

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GT40P/1004 Race Record

Date Event Drivers Result
19-20/6/65 Le Mans 24 Hours Bondurant/Maglioli dnf

GT40P/1084 Race Record

Date Event Drivers Result
26/5/68 Spa (1000 km) Hawkins/Hobbs 4th

Magazine Articles

  • Autocar - 8th June 1988