GT40s at Goodwood in recent years

Great photos!

The signs above the last two cars in the second set say "1965-type Ford GT40" (green and silver with a black stripe). Does that mean they're not original cars?
 
The Black and Silver GT40 "MKII" with the the white lettering FMC 1 is not a MKII or the 1966 Le Mans winner but GT40P/1008 Ford 1965 press car made up to look like The 1966 Le Mans winning MKII.
 
The Black and Silver GT40 "MKII" with the the white lettering FMC 1 is not a MKII or the 1966 Le Mans winner but GT40P/1008 Ford 1965 press car made up to look like The 1966 Le Mans winning MKII.
FMC1 = Ford Motor Company #1

If you have an original GT40, why make it to look like different GT40? In 2005, FMC1 was painted in the blue and orange Gulf colors.

(If you ever see photos of 1030 with Gulf colors, Ford did that for some press photos)
 

Ian Anderson

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Hi Jimmy

The picture of the nose bay, two above the “Angola” car. Which car was that as it is a lot different to anything I have seen before. Possibly a MK4, which I have never seen in the flesh.

ian
 

Stephen Ducker

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FMC1 = Ford Motor Company #1

If you have an original GT40, why make it to look like different GT40? In 2005, FMC1 was painted in the blue and orange Gulf colors.

(If you ever see photos of 1030 with Gulf colors, Ford did that for some press photos)
It looked awful in Gulf colours due to the dayglo orange wheels !

It was converted to look like the Le Mans winner several years ago when the Festival of Speed and Le Mans Classic dates clashed, so that Ford had 'the 1966' car at both events. When the chassis was restored a while ago I asked the head of public affairs if we could have it returned to it's original spec., but he said it 'suited us' to have it as the MkII Le Mans winner. The original rear end is in storage he assured me.

Regards Steve
 
It looked awful in Gulf colours due to the dayglo orange wheels !

It was converted to look like the Le Mans winner several years ago when the Festival of Speed and Le Mans Classic dates clashed, so that Ford had 'the 1966' car at both events. When the chassis was restored a while ago I asked the head of public affairs if we could have it returned to it's original spec., but he said it 'suited us' to have it as the MkII Le Mans winner. The original rear end is in storage he assured me.

Regards Steve
Hi Steve when it first appear in a MKII guise I asked Goodwood why they had a Ford GT40 MKII listed in the program when it was P/1008. Never got a reasonable answer. I do not mind car being made to look like other famous ones. But tell the paying public. After all in 1966 the Le Mans winner could not appear across america without replicas being made.
Regards Allan
 

JimmyMac

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P/1008 was re-bodied in a MKII shell during 2006 by Ray Webber for Samways who I believe were the custodians of the car for Ford Eu. The conversion was done to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LeMans win and it was required for it's first showing at the Goodwood Revival that year.
Those odd 5-spoke wheels were removed and replaced with gold Hallibrands and apart from a general clean, no other changes were made to the car and the original 289 / ZF drivetrain was retained .
During the refit, Ray did notice a wobble on one of the rear hubs.

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