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Old 19th March 2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation GT40 Graveyard!!!

I came across this sportscar graveyard on my journies-
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Old 19th March 2016, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

What's the story behind those?
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Old 19th March 2016, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Disguarded original parts from old racing cars. What an interesting find, however!
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Old 20th March 2016, 05:18 AM   #4
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

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I came across this sportscar graveyard on my journies-
Where are they located? Are they for sale?

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Old 21st March 2016, 03:11 AM   #5
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

The parts were found at an old farm in SW UK which has recently changed hands.
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Old 21st March 2016, 10:34 PM   #6
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

These aren't kit car parts?
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Old 22nd March 2016, 02:43 AM   #7
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Nope, all original parts from GT40s, Cobras and some bodywork from a badly damaged 1960s Ferrari GT racing type. I could only take a few candid shots, as the owner didn't want a crowd of enthusiasts around. The find wasn't confined to bodywork, as there was a small skip (dumpster) full of engine and suspension parts. Buried in the trees and very out of sight, what looked to be rusty tubular chassis parts, probably about 4 inch diameter, and I wasn't sure what from. also at least the rusting remains of a monocoque from a Lola, I was told, but I thought those were alluminum???
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Old 22nd March 2016, 07:58 AM   #8
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

I may not be an expert like some folks here, but those parts look too shiny and new looking to be original...
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Old 22nd March 2016, 01:50 PM   #9
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

How does one determine if these are originals? That blue looks fantastic for something sitting outside for years.

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Old 22nd March 2016, 02:13 PM   #10
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I came across this sportscar graveyard on my journies-
That third photo looks to me like a very early MKI short nose, with the early shape for the low driving light opening.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 02:23 PM   #11
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Shine can last. I have a GTD front clip which got damaged and replaced in 1992 and has been sitting outside ever since and it is still shiny!

4 inch tubes? Wasn't that the tube size on a cobra?
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Old 22nd March 2016, 02:32 PM   #12
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4 inch tubes? Wasn't that the tube size on a cobra?
On a 427! 260/289's were 3".

And that early MK I nose is in a crate however the wood looks WAY too new to be 1964 vintage and the gel coat has not deteriorated as is normal in FRP left out a long time.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 02:35 PM   #13
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Ferrari from 60's used large dia tubes in chassis as well, sometimes oval in cross section.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 04:08 PM   #14
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Nice find and very interesting.
but how old is the "graveyard" ?.
Have the clips been placed there recently ?
The level of the fallen detritus appears consistent outside and inside the clips and the deterioration of the leaves only seem to be one season old. (if they were there any longer, then the leaves would have surely mulched)

Did you manage to spot any chassis number tags on the clips ?

Here's a better exposed picture.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 06:40 PM   #15
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Probably Revell and Tamiya bodywork.
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Old 26th March 2016, 03:25 PM   #16
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I may not be an expert like some folks here, but those parts look too shiny and new looking to be original...
They also appear, from the pics, to be far more substantial(thicker) than 60s era racing parts.
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Old 29th March 2016, 06:07 PM   #17
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Now that's what I call a barn find! More photos from the farm.
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Old 30th March 2016, 03:52 PM   #18
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Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Oh boy... I would love to know the chassis number of that Cobra. Sure it has a "restored" clone on the road someplace. What a find!
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Old 30th March 2016, 05:56 PM   #19
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Although off topic, if people want to see what else lurked down at the farm, then please let me know here?
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Old 30th March 2016, 06:09 PM   #20
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Although off topic, if people want to see what else lurked down at the farm, then please let me know here?
Old MacDonald ?

Or perhaps his Zombie ?
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