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Old 23rd March 2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Le mans film, making-off

YouTube - Le Mans film making-off=

I dont remember if was this film where they used a gt40 as camera car..or gran prix
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Old 23rd March 2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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According to a 1974 article I have, Chassis No. 1027 was originally supplied to MGM as a camera car for the film Grand Prix. At some stage Jim Toensing acquired the car and set about fitting it with the more exotic engine he thought GT40's should have. So he purchased a four cam Indy 500 engine, substituted Lucas fuel injection for the Hilborn system, and fitted an exhaust system emanating from the centre of the engine vee. The near horizontal rear clip window (above the exhausts in this configuration, instead of above the intakes) was left out. It was running about 425 bhp, not extreme by today's standards.

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Old 24th March 2007, 10:08 AM   #3
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According to a 1974 article I have, Chassis No. 1027 was originally supplied to MGM as a camera car for the film Grand Prix. At some stage Jim Toensing acquired the car and set about fitting it with the more exotic engine he thought GT40's should have. So he purchased a four cam Indy 500 engine, substituted Lucas fuel injection for the Hilborn system, and fitted an exhaust system emanating from the centre of the engine vee. The near horizontal rear clip window (above the exhausts in this configuration, instead of above the intakes) was left out. It was running about 425 bhp, not extreme by today's standards.

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Dont u have any pics of it Dalton?

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Old 26th March 2007, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: Le mans film, making-off

YouTube - Le Mans The Movie Trailer

A rather good trailer retrospectively made for "Le Mans".

Was actually linked to on the side of Paolo's u tube le mans link so cannot take any credit!!
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Old 26th March 2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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See it all under

Le Mans: The Race, The Movie
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Old 26th March 2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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Marcus,

You genius.... Thought i,d seen and read most stuff on the film but that was great.

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Old 26th March 2007, 07:59 AM   #7
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Graham,
don`t make me start blushing...
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Re: Le mans film, making-off

good day,

David Piper told me that for the incredible accident (radio controlled) in the movie a T70 was used with a 917 body.

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Old 26th March 2007, 10:36 AM   #9
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Dominik,

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