F-O-R-D Script on nose of GT40

Ian K

New Member
#21
Ian, those are the same as was on 1967 Mustangs. They are wider, shorter and more "script" to me than the more block lettering on the original street GT cars. These are the letters I used on my car. Although not completely original, I think they are a cool addition and not many replicas have them on as most guys are after the race coupe trim.
Hey, don't shoot the messenger ;)

I was just posting pics of the the FORD letters as found on various UK vehicles during
the timeframe.

Here's a link to a close up of one of the GMP road car models - it definitely appears to
be more of a block lettering type than the Zephyr used:

GMP 1/12 Ford GT40 Mk1 Road Car: Blue With White Stripes, GMP, Sports Cars Exotics, Auction, Diecast, Collectibles, Apparel, Hats

But, it could also just be the eye playing tricks, and that the larger spacing between
letters makes the GT40 look more "blocky".

The Brian Winer/Wallace Wyss GT40 Photo Archive book has a good picture of the
letters, I'll see if I can dig it up.

Ian
 

Jac Mac

Active Member
#22
In Spains book the 'Eight' cars ready to leave UK on 21 December 1966 had letters on nose. That makes it Anglia,Cortina Mk1/Mk2, Zephyr/Zodiac Mk3/IV, Thames Freighter,Early Transit, plus early 2000 thru 5000 tractors as possibles. I have pics of 68> Escort/Cortina/Zephyr & the 'O' in particular & overall format is not correct in these later models.

My Best guess is 66 Mk2 Non Crossflow Cortina & the very first MKIV Zephyr/Zodiac as the earlier cortina anglia zephyr never seemed to have the 'Ford' script, only the model name.
In the USA 1960> Ford Falcon & I would assume Fairlane etc as well, look to be very similar as AJ pointed out earlier.

Actually if I 'had' to have a preference the small oval Ford Badge ( Chrome edge & Script with blue background looks best.
 
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In Spains book the 'Eight' cars ready to leave UK on 21 December 1966 had letters on nose. That makes it Anglia,Cortina Mk1/Mk2, Zephyr/Zodiac Mk3/IV, Thames Freighter,Early Transit, plus early 2000 thru 5000 tractors as possibles. I have pics of 68> Escort/Cortina/Zephyr & the 'O' in particular & overall format is not correct in these later models.

My Best guess is 66 Mk2 Non Crossflow Cortina & the very first MKIV Zephyr/Zodiac as the earlier cortina anglia zephyr never seemed to have the 'Ford' script, only the model name.
In the USA 1960> Ford Falcon & I would assume Fairlane etc as well, look to be very similar as AJ pointed out earlier.

Actually if I 'had' to have a preference the small oval Ford Badge ( Chrome edge & Script with blue background looks best.
Jac Mac,do you have a source or p/n for the badge you mentioned as that's what I would like to do w h e n I do the finish details. Thanks,A.J.
 

Jac Mac

Active Member
#27
AJ, Do you mean these? In Aussie ---- www.rarespares.net.au --- That one is off 82> Falcon [PN B2012 on rarespares website] & is plastic stick on from memory- there are other slightly smaller versions from English cars in metal as well. Have a few somewhere, can look them out if anyones interested.

[ w h e n ? ] your typings as bad as mine!!!:)
 
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glen

New Member
#28
could they have had diffrent letters depending on what was available at the time? as i've experienced this when getting parts for my mk2 cortina. crossover from series1 to 2, mine had bits of both!! ford did this a lot.
 

Jac Mac

Active Member
#30
Pic of 'Peterson Mk3' by Sandy in our gallery, As Jimmy Mac pointed out Script letters are totally different to Mk1 type.
 
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JimmyMac

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#31
Jac,
And even these differ.
MKIII # P1102 in the Shelby Museum
Personally I would go for the 1957 Ranchero clean style font:laugh4:
 

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Randy V

Administrator
#32
Looks like Jac's picture pretty well matches those on the picture of Barry's car... :thumbsup:

I don't have to have originals as my car is a replica - so if I can locate the proper replica emblems I would be just fine with that.

I appreciate all the info and the links guys! You're the best...
 

Mort

Bronze Supporter
#33
Guys,
These are our cars and not originals so do what makes you happy. I put a Ford Blue oval from one of my parts cars (90 Taurus SHO) on front where I wanted it. From the front some think it is a Ford GT. Well it is powered by Ford so can put on Ford Blue oval from my point of view. I am not a purist for nothing is ever perfect.
Enjoy the car, find happiness for yourself and forget what anyone else thinks because it is yours not theirs.
Mort.
 
#34
I know this is a very old thread, but was there anything definitive on which letters are on the cars in Spain's book (8 road cars)? The "O" on that car is very round.
 
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