After the GT40
began winning races, particularly Le Mans 1966, any
company with any connection to the cars, was eager to point this out in their
adverts in the motoring press. Perhaps the most imaginative and humorous adverts
however, came from
Would you let your
daughter marry a Ford owner?
The Ford GT40 £7,540. 0-60 mph:
6 secs. 1st gear: 58 mph. Top gear: 164 mph. Boot space: laughable. Petrol
If you're a bit worried about your future son-in-law just
ponder over the trade in value: 5 Escorts, plus 3 Cortina Estates, plus a
Corsair 2000. You could become the first 9 car family in your road.
adverts for the Stewart-Warner 240-A fuel pump. The advert on the left
appeared in July 1966 after the GT40s win at Daytona. The second advert
came after the Le Mans win. This particular fuel pump was heavy but very
reliable, the MkII GT40 normally being fitted with 3 such pumps.
advert shows the rear half of GT/107 being used as a test bed,
purportedly for Timken bearings which were used in the
suspension uprights of the GT40. It is presumed that this
chassis was eventually scrapped.