That's Fran Kress's car. It is a beauty...I saw him at Watkins Glen in September and he said he was thinking of selling. He went through a nasty intestine operation and joked that he should sell because there is no inheritance tax this year. Laughing he then pulled his shirt up showing his colostomy bag! He is quite a character
This is the first GT40 I ever saw in the actual metal. It was at a car show at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, decades ago, this would have been in the eighties. He has owned it for a LONG time, it appears in a lot of the books about the cars. Interesting to see what it will bring; as far as I know it has all its original bits and pieces on it.
I must thank Fran Kress for helping me in my fiberglass business. He lent me the tail off 1054 to cast a mold off it. 1054 is the first and only GT40 I've been in. I believe Fran has the original wire wheels also. You can usually see Fran at the Carlisle Kit Car Show in PA. every spring.
The deal has been in the works for a while and was brokered by John Allen I understand.
Fran will be left with the MK IV J16, the SPF "R" car and he has an SPF tub that is being built into a roadster with an original windscreen. Not to mention the Cobra, the Mustangs, the 63 Falco Ranchero he just got (and towed to Watkins with!) he will not be short of toys.....