The story of the design, development, racing achievements and production career of one of the world’s greatest series of grand touring cars. This extensively revised and extended edition provides the definitive account of Ford’s now legendary supercar.
The Ford GT40 is arguably the classic racing car from a classic racing era, the car which was conceived to rewrite the rulebook at Le Mans by taking on and beating the hitherto all-dominant Ferraris. This is the story of that classic confrontation, one of hard work, dedication, disappointment, tragedy, but ultimately of complete and repeated success.
It is also the story of the GT40s which were built and kitted out to be driven on the road, models which today are amongst the most valuable of all exotic supercars, and of the finest replicas which have since been built to serve a market so much larger than the original cars were able to satisfy.
The author’s recollections of six epic seasons of endurance racing and of the legacy they left to international motorsport provide a fascinating repeat view of what many enthusiasts regard as the truly golden period of the postwar era. And for “number crunchers” he added a record of the ownership and identification of each individual car, a race record listing the fate of all the GT40’s entered in major events, and the technical specifications of all the main variants of the GT40 theme.
1998 second edition hardback in good condition throughout.