Ford GT40 Prototype, 1964. In the early sixties, Henry Ford decided to enter international endurance racing, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in order to enhance Ford’s reputation for performance. At first he tried to purchase Ferrari but when that plan failed work began on a car that could beat Ferrari. Ford created a subsidiary, Ford Advanced Vehicles, in England to build the car. The first prototype was shown to the press in March of 1964 in Slough, England.
The Ford GT is, as regulars know, my ultimate car.
I got to work on Chassis Number P/1024 once, many, many moons ago, courtesy of a dear friend of mine. It was, as you might imagine, beyond delicious.