in the paddock prior to the race, being given a good polish.
The Gulf cars were always immaculately turned out.
Having spent most of the year with two team cars, for this event,
the Gulf team fielded an extra car, GT40P/1076. Unfortunately, it ended
up, quite early on, stuffed into a sandbank. When it was finally
extricated, the clutch was slipping badly and it was retired shortly afterwards.
team at Le Mans in 1968. The car in the foreground, GT40P/1074, displays
the "squared" front section of its Mirage chassis, this feature
it shared with GT40P/1075. The other Gulf car, GT40P/1076 shown in the
background, had the usual semi-circular front end of the standard GT40.
in the Esses. This was always one of the principle spots for
photographers, the cars slowed down making them easier to
photograph and, more importantly, it was within easy walking
distance of the main stands!
coming through the Esses at Le Mans.
Le Mans 1968 and
Lucien Bianchi climbs into GT40P/1075 to commence one of his
"stints" at the wheel. The other driver of this winning car was
GT40P/1075 on its way to winning Le Mans 1968. Note the driver giving the