Re: How many gt40\'s were produced?
Thats a pretty tough question to answer, because it depends as little upon what you call a GT40, and also a number of cars appeared in different guises.... but....
There were 12 of the original GT's... numbered GT/101 to GT/112 (are these a 40 or not?)
Then there were 85 MkI's from 1001 to 1085, and 8 cars with no chassis number, which were later allocated 1086 and 1108 to 1114.
A number of the original GT's received body changes to look like MkI's
There were also 2 cars built by Alan Mann racing, given numbers AM.GT40.1 and AM.GT40.2
The GT40 Mk2 is a little more complicated...
FAV built 2, GT/106 and GT/107, and then changed the designation to Mk2A. They built 8 Mk2A's in '66, and then rebuilt 5 of them as Mk2B's in '67. They also supplied 3 Mk2B's to Alan Mann racing, which never had a Ford Chassis number, but were allocated XGT1 to 3.
Only 7 Mk3's were built GT40M3/1101 to 1107
Then the Mk4...also refered to as the J-Car
12 of these were built, J-1 thru J-12
There are also a few close relatives..
3 MkI chassis were built, and converted into M1's numbered M/10001 to 10003
the Mk5.... all the spare parts, incomplete chassis' etc were sold to JW Automotive, who used them to build the Mk5...
There is also of course the Holman & Moody...
H&M built and prepared some of the Shelby 40's, and were given license to produce cars carrying the GT40 Moniker.... 'real' 40?... depends upon your view...
So.. hope that answers your question.... complex isn't it!
[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: Neil Strenge ]