Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Original Ford GT101 Weight 2.3 kg by Ed Heuvink With access to a superb collection of photographs from the archives of Ford and others, here Ed Heuvink tells the story of the original ‘GT40’. We start with a background to Ford’s motorsport heritage prior to the GT project starting in 1963, which goes right back to 1902. There is then background to the GT project, featuring the Lola Mk6 from which the car was derived and then on to the design and build of the first car. Chassis 101 actually had a very short career, being badly damaged at the Le Mans test weekend and being broken up on return to the factory as a parts car for the other early chassis. The four similar sister machines did the early racing and we see plenty of images of those before moving on to the successes at Le Mans from 1966 to 1969. The story of 101 doesn’t end with its destruction though, as a near perfect recreation has been built and that is the subject of the final chapter.
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158 pages, 203 pictures. Limited edition of 999 pieces.
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