Ford with Kar Kraft built 12 JCar tubs and all are accounted for. J1 and J2 were destroyed by Ken Miles testing accident and Ford destroyed the other in rigidity testing. J3 was the MK-IV testing mule, J4 Sebring, J5 thru J8 Le Mans cars, J9 and J10 G7a Spider for Can Am. Two tubs were unmarked and not used (spare parts) and were finish much later in MK-IV coupes J11 and J12. J9 and J10 were rebody to Mk-IV. J3 and J6 private hands. J4 thru J8 in museums (J5 winning car at Ford museum). J9 thru J12 private hands. Continuation cars J13 to J19 were built in the early 2000. None were painted like the car being offered. A Russian Replica is raced in Europe do not know from where it came from. J2 body was not a MK-IV but the lobster front and breadwagon rear with sequential lights. It was totally destroyed in Miles accident. The tubs were reinforced and NASCAR type roll cage was installed in the Le Mans cars.Hi
On the dealers website, http://www.lmclassiccars.be/ they suggest this car is J2 (see the letter amongst the pictures).
J2 was the car Ken Miles was so tragically killed in during testing. J2 has usually been described as 'totally destroyed' over the years.
See this thread also,
Got a tip from my wife,
The car below in the picture is been sold in Belgium several years ago by a trader in St Truiden.
Sold as a GT40 MK4 Recreation.
Might aswel be the same car.
Going by the wheel design, no knock off's, Windscreen & rubber surround,minor differences in shape of ducts etc in the body I suspect this may be the NZ built replica that has appeared on the site occasionally over the last 15 or so years, last time the then owner was looking for info to rebuild the transaxle which I was able to help with. IIRC at that time I think the car still had a SBC engine in it.
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I never heard about Ross Baker of New Zealand so I searched the web:Jac Mac, you'r probably right. Its looks the same with the addition of a Gurney bubble and a change of collor.
That recreation belongs to Alexander Deogin from Latvia and is still running a 5.0 Chevy V8
I have met Alexander in person at Spa and spoke about his car in detail.
Its a replica build in New Zealand by Ross Baker in the eighties.
That leaves us with the question....... is J2 still alive. Is it been rebuild in 1969 as the letter says.