Original 40's steering wheel emblem

#1
I have an emblem for my CAV that I got off a guy that reads ford gt.
I would like to keep things as close to original as possible and wondering did the original cars emblem say gt 40 or ford gt.
Any one ?

Thanks Carman
 

Mark Charlton

Bronze Supporter
#7
Charlie,

Is it possible that SOME emblems were red, white, silver and BLUE? It seems rather odd that so many GT40 restorers would have all gotten that detail so wrong. In addition to 1083, 1051 and 1053 are also NOT black.

I can't find photos handy, but I seem to recall that 1040 has blue as well, but a much darker hue.

Can you fill in some details about the black? Was it only certain cars?

Mark
 

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Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#8
Mark,

There is restoration and then there is restoration.
A fair share of the customers i service are owners of original chassis.
They are to a lesser and greater extent, interested in restoring their cars
and refitting them with parts that mirror those originally fitted.
The two photos explain alot about their different approaches.
Both feature non original steeringwheels as well as non original steeringwheel
emblems. Over the years, my guess is that the larger diameter of the original steeringwheel may have been a problem for ' larger ' drivers.
Especially when undertaking racing duties.
You will also see that the gauges are not as fitted by FAV.
Infact one photo shows gauges that are not even an attempt to replicate the original. My guess is they are from a US manufacturer ?
Both photos seem to feature dashboard warning lights from the 1980's and the white one is missing.
20 to 30 years ago, these cars were nowhere near as valuable and the resources for period correct parts did not exist. I have seen many cars that were restored back then, where i guess they just carried out the work with what was to hand. The hartwell latches are a case in point.
Many cars at Le Mans Classic this year, had alternative latches.
As to the black/blue question.
All i have to go on is my original steeringwheel and having seen three so far unrestored cars.
 

Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#12
Andy Sheldon & Dr,

All i can deduce from your comments, is your casual visual obsevations.
Try investing some time into your research, at least.
Pff, replicas,ok.
Andrew, i'm surprised at your comments, claiming to be the oldest replica manufacturer, Tut Tut, lol :embarassed:
 
#14
Andrew

I just stated the fact that I have never seen a Black one.

I think your PM was totally uncalled for.

Why dont you post a picture of a Black one?

When we did our boss 20 years or so ago we looked at every original GT40 wheel we could find a picture of and they were all Blue.

Sorry about that.

Andy
 

Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#15
Andy, i have on numerous occasions,
again then....

First photo :
As sold on eBay recently ( quite a surprise to see an original advertised there )
Sold for approx £ 350.00


Second photo :
My original steeringwheel, boss mount & emblem :

Adrian Newey ( Formula 1 Red Bull Chief Designer/Engineer )
had no problem..
 

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Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#16
" When we did our boss 20 years or so ago we looked at every original GT40 wheel we could find a picture of and they were all Blue.

Sorry about that. "

20 years ago, did you know what you were looking at ?
 

Professor Plumpe

School for Scandal
#17
Andy, i have on numerous occasions,
again then....

First photo :
As sold on eBay recently ( quite a surprise to see an original advertised there )
Sold for approx £ 350.00


Second photo :
My original steeringwheel, boss mount & emblem :

Adrian Newey ( Formula 1 Red Bull Chief Designer/Engineer )
had no problem..

They are blue mate. Dark I grant you, but that's blue right there.
 

Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#18
keith,

want to bet your wheel chair on it?
trusting your graphics card ?
have a couple of originals in your hand ?
you really are sticking your kneck out..
so unlike you...
you can lead a horse to water...
 

Charlie Farley

Sponsoring Vendor
#20
My last comment...

Firstly, what are your qualifications to comment?
Or are you just like those on a radio phone in show...
or America Has Talent...
Exactly ziltch...

Look at them in the ' flesh '
not through a graphics card/ pc interface.
BTW, what about the one on the right ?
LOL, you chose to disregard that one.
pathetic...
You can lead a horse to water......
but the a * hole won't choose to drink....
 
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