GT40P/1006 was the first car to be
fitted with what was to become the production nose. The aerofoil section
seen in the radiator aperture wasn't adopted. Here, the car is seen at
scrutineering for Le Mans 1965. In the background can be seen Sir John
Whitmore and Innes Ireland who were to drive the car in the race.
scrutineering for Le Mans 1965. Entered by Rob Walker, the car was
prepared by Shelby American and driven in the race by Bob Bondurant and
Umberto Maglioli, it failed to finish. In 1968, this car was rebuilt to
Gulf specification and renumbered GT40P/1084.
American prepared car, this being GT40P/1005 which was entered by the
Scuderia Filipinetti team. Driven by Herbert Müller and Ronnie Bucknum,
it also failed to finish.
The engine bay of
GT/109, the only GT40 Roadster to actually race at Le Mans. Seen
here at scrutineering for the 1965 race. Entered by Ford France, it
was driven by Maurice Trintignant and Guy Ligier.
Ford sandwich! The 4.7 litre powered GT40P/1004 between the
two 7 litre cars, GT107 and GT106. This picture was taken at
the start of the 2nd lap. None of the Fords
finished the race.
The second of the two
7 litre cars, this is GT107. Note the two vertical fins on the