gt40p/chassis #1029

Just for interest the car in Dave Collins post with the registration 1MUF was at the Donnington Historic event this weekend. It was being loaded into it's trailer after damaging the gearbox in the event.

Steve
 
I ran into a GT40 claiming to be P/1029 at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 17th of this year. I saw it in the paddock behind a rope and couldn’t look for a chassis plate and I’m not well versed enough to tell if it’s a SPF rep or something of the like. Reading this thread taught me a lot about the history of 1029 and the many attempts to “recreate” it. Does anyone know which of the many “1029s” this may be? Or do we have yet another new GT Fauxty on our hands?
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For many years there has been a claimant to be 1029 in the USA so I'm guessing this could be it - see post 4 etc - however this does resemble the SPF seen in Europe
 

JimmyMac

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For many years there has been a claimant to be 1029 in the USA so I'm guessing this could be it - see post 4 etc - however this does resemble the SPF seen in Europe
The car seen at Monterey this year is the one restored by Bob Ash.
 
Interestingly there was another car with a 1029 chassis plate at the Silverstone Classic this past weekend. This one was finished in the silver with red/white/blue stripes worn by 1029 when it was run into by XGT-2 at Le Mans in 1966 and written off.
Ok trying to pass off a SPF as 1029 at Silverstone Classic is so lame. After looking at the pictures for a minute or two you can tell it's a SPF ( and there is nothing wrong with building a tribute car, continuation, or a clone ) but tell the real story. If you are going to pass a SPF car off as an original you would be better off to just build a Gelscoe
 
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