Ford GT40 SN104 to be auctioned at Monterey by Gooding
While I am happy to see this car become available (I will just be looking, thank you) because that means someone will be vintage racing it eventually, I wonder why no owner of a chassis laid down in '64 has ever wanted to go back to the duckbill platypus shaped nose they were built with in '64? I suppose it's more historic because it ws the first achievement for the GT40 in '65. I found this racing history for it.
07/64 : Le Mans, 12, Attwood/Schlesser, DNF – 12/64 : Nassau, 97, Mc Laren, DNF -
02/65 : Daytona, 72, Ginther/Bondurant, 3rd -
03/65 : Sebring, 10, Hill/Ginther, DNF -
04/65 : Le Mans Trials, 10, Bondurant -
04/65 : Monza, 68, Amon/Maglioli, DNF -
05/65 : Nuerburgring, 11, Amon/Bucknum/Hill/Mc Laren, 8th
Anything unknown about this car? There was one fellow who thought this car was later renumbered to be a Gulf car but I can't find substantiation for that.
This website vwkiq has a good front 3/4 for the form in which it will be auctioned: http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/20...rey-slideshow/
It looks from the publicity pictures like Gooding got a car to sell that has all the tiny details right, down to the correct details and aluminum sides to the front hood vents. I thought it was more of a midnight blue originally but maybe the color changed through the season.