Good evening Simon,
(Belatedly, sorry) Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
There's also the UK based https://www.gt40enthusiastsclub.com/ who have a place on this forum, in addition to their own website.
The TDR car built up from spares over the last few years appears to of found a new home.
Originally unsold at a Goodwood auction last year,
it is now listed as sold for £308,000 at Silverstone Auctions three...
As regards rocker covers, the 'Ford Racing' brand was a nineties thing wasn't it. The Gulf double Le Mans winner has worn both Gurney Weslake & Gurney Eagle rocker covers. Currently it's in 1969 spec with Gurney Eagle covers sprayed satin black with just the words & platforms polished.
I agree with the advice above.
The other option is a Superformance GT40 from https://lemanscoupes.com they're the UK agents for the Safir / Superformance GT40 which is a continuation car with about 70% parts interchangeability with the real thing. Approx £160,000 ? Changes from the original...
You have done some great work on this project, very impressive. Are you considering changing the engine cover latches to something period correct ?
Looking forward to seeing the finished car, which with your rate of progress wont be long !
Very good points Ian, & not disputing Nick's infomation. It's very hard to be clear on the differing methods of counting in various countries & the accuracy involved.
Like many I still don't understand the Chinese figures, considering it started there as an unknown disease, but hardly anyone...