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  Ford GT40
The Ford GT40 was one of the most distinctive sports cars of all time.
The resulting car was the GT40 (so named because its overall height was 40 inches) first produced in April 1964 and at Le Mans GT40s won four times straight from 1966 to 1969.
The original GT40 first raced at Le Mans in 1964 and was not very successful with all three cars retiring, but the experience gained then and in 1965 allowed the Mark II to dominate the race in 1966 with a 1-2-3 finish.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gt/GT40.html   (315 words)

 Ford GT40 | Beautiful and ugly machines
In 1965 Ford settled on a 4.7 litre V8 for its MK I GT40, Fifty cars were produced to conform to homologation laws for racing.
The GT40 MK III was intended for road use and a 4.7 litre V8 detuned to 306 bhp was offered.
The final MK IV version of the GT40 returned again tot he 7 litre engine and the final incarnation of the car was capable of 220 mph, supercar performance even by today's standards.
www.diseno-art.com /encyclopedia/machines/ford_gt40.html   (311 words)

 Ford GT40 Concept Vehicle
The GT40 – the legendary car brought to life by Henry Ford II to change performance car history – finds new life in a modern road car that re-ignites Ford’s hallmarks of passion, performance and speed.
The GT40 concept casts the familiar, sleek silhouette of its namesake, yet every dimension, every curve and every line on the car is a unique reinterpretation of the original.
The GT40 concept was created to foretell and test the future of exciting Ford cars to come.
www.ganleyford.com /Concepts/GT40.htm   (857 words)

 Ford Confirms Production of the GT40 Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
GT40, the modern version of the historic, two-seat supercar, will help breathe new excitement into the Ford brand and support Ford Motor Company's promise of 20 new or freshened products each year.
The new GT40, created by Ford's "Living Legends" studio, is more than 18 inches longer and stands nearly four inches taller than the original.
Yet, despite being physically larger, it is unmistakably a GT40, an automotive statement of passion, speed and performance.
www.bayford.com /gt40/gt40index.htm   (311 words)

 Ford GT40
Although launched nearly 40 years ago, the GT40 is considered by many to be the exotic Ford until recent times.
From this beginning design brief, the GT40 is considered by most to be purely a racing car, although sufficient numbers were manufactured for homologation as well as marketing purposes.
The most serious "road" version was the GT40 Mk III, which featured a more practical cabin and had the motor detuned to 306 hp for meet new emission regulations.
www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au /car_info_ford_gt40.htm   (299 words)

 GT40 Entry from PDP-11 Peripherals Handbook 1976
Because the GT40 has its own programmable, general-purpose processor, expansion to keep pace with increased needs and changing requirements is always possible.
The heart of the GT40, it fetches data and commands from memory, interprets and executes these commands, and performs all vector and character calculations.
The graph/plot feature of the GT40 automatically plots the X or Y axis according to preset distances as values for the opposite axis are recorded.
www.brouhaha.com /~eric/retrocomputing/dec/gt40/handbook.html   (883 words)

 gizmag Article: GT40 Race Replica Roadster to go into production
The key was to accept that a GT40 should be a GT40 and that we should reject the idea of modernity for modernity's sake."A new approach to a classicPardo's team began by borrowing a vintage car and rolling it into the studio for inspiration.
The GT40 concept offers excellent ingress and egress with the wide-opening doors and two center-mounted fuel cells that allow the driver and passenger seat positions to be moved outward, closer to the sides and shallow sills.
The GT40 name is etched into the center of each of the chrome "knock-offs." The front tires are 18-inch Goodyears, while the rears are 19 inches to exaggerate the rear-end rake.
www.gizmag.com /public/News/news.asp?articleid=1154   (2825 words)

 Ford GT40 Restoration - Chassis 1076
GT40P #1076 was originally dispatched as a Gulf GT40 racecar from the JWA UK factory on Sept 22, 1968.
It was driven by GT40 "maestro" Jackie Ickx and lead the race until a crash ended the effort.
Purists will appreciate the fact that the specific areas of the tub that were modified and repainted by the factory for the '68 and '69 events were, again, done in a similar manner.
www.racingicons.com /gt/1076.htm   (2344 words)

 GT40 Replication, LTD
However, the riveted sheet metal frame of the original would not last on the street and was subject to corrosion.
The initial molds were taken from an actual GT40; phil said that the current molds are 'better', but didnt specify how.
Phil explained that GT40 replicas are not his life, but a passion that he takes great personal pride in.
www.norcal-cobras.com /news/GT40-Replication.htm   (1077 words)

 DEC GT40 Graphic Display Terminal
The DEC GT40 Graphic Display Terminal is an intelligent terminal based on a PDP-11/05, first introduced in 1972.
A summary of the GT40 features and characteristics was found in the PDP-11 Peripherals Handbook.
Al and I showed the GT40 at the DECWORLD 2001 event on June 16, 2001.
www.brouhaha.com /~eric/retrocomputing/dec/gt40   (1025 words)

 My GT40
The GT40 manifold is different to the usual Cobra one in that the four carbs all face in the same direction as opposed to two pairs facing each other.
I wanted to go for the look of a Mk I road car as the car was always intended for road use so, to this end, I had to completely redo the rear bodywork, grafting in sections from original Mk III mouldings.
At last, I have now acquired a set of GT40 Borrani wire wheels which should be much stronger than the ones that I am using at the moment and are a helluva sight better looking.
www.gt40.org.uk /My_GT40.htm   (534 words)

 GT40 History
After extensive negotiations Ferrari decided that they were not for sale and left Ford with no alternative but to begin developing their own sports GT car with which to take on Ferrari.
The GT40 continued to dominate sports GT racing for the next three years winning at Le Mans in 1967, 68 and 69.
With the introduction of rule changes for the 1970 season the GT40 became obsolete overnight.
www.tornadosportscars.com /TS40/GT40history.html   (302 words)

 GT40: Blast from little-known Ford past - Mar. 11, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While the GT40 will be a low-volume car, it will be an image car for us with rub-off value for other Ford vehicles," Chris Theodore, vice president of product development, said in an interview.
Theodore is quick to say that the GT40 isn't a Mustang and will be built on a unique platform, which usually means high cost when talking low volume.
The GT40 might not be called the GT40 because Ford doesn't own the rights to the name with such historical significance.
money.cnn.com /2002/03/11/pf/autos/q_gt40_krt   (669 words)

 Ford GT40
Interestingly, the shape of the nose of the GT40 also went through a redesign due to a quirk in the rules for Le Mans.
At that time it was necessary to carry a spare wheel in the front of the car which then had to be swapped out at pit stops.
During 1967, whilst the Mk II was being built for the track, a Mk 3 GT40 was constructed, targeted at the American market and destined for the road.
www.pistonheads.com /milestones/gt40.htm   (715 words)

 Ford GT40 Restoration - Qualifying
Historians and owners agree that the Ford GT40 was quite probably the last of the "dual purpose" racecars; a racecar that could be driven on the street, yet still win outright the most prestigious auto race of them all: The 24Hrs of LeMans.
As a further testament to its incredible lifeline, the FORD GT40 still looks exotic enough that numerous companies are copying the original to this very day.
Regardless of whether you are an owner, a historian or a restorer, you would probably agree that the "heart" of any GT40 has to be its unique tub structure.
www.racingicons.com /gt/index.html   (640 words)

 GT40 Replica Club Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The GT40 was designed and built to race at Le Mans and in particular to break the domination of the event by Ferrari.
The Parade consists of some 50 classic and vintage cars in which the drivers of the Le Mans 24 hour cars are paraded through the streets in the centre of the city of Le Mans and are presented to the enthusiastic crowds which usually number around 100,000.
If you are interested in the Ford GT40 or are considering buying or building one of the replicas please contact us and we will be pleased to forward you our club brochure.
www.club-arnage.com /40rep.htm   (557 words)

 Superformance SPF GT40 - Kit Car Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lance informed us that the SPF GT40 is considered a continuation serial number car from the holder of the famous mark, Safir GT40 Spares LLC in Milford, Ohio.
Basically, the only way to obtain a more genuine GT40 than the SPF GT would be to plunk down however many million dollars it would take to purchase one raced in the '60s, or one of the 32 built and detuned for the street.
Twice as stiff as a Formula One chassis of the era, the exceptional GT40 structure was state of the art, and now the SPF GT is too.
www.kitcarmag.com /featuredvehicles/0611kc_superformance_spf_gt40   (1154 words)

A strong collection of historic GT40 race cars is expected to be at Le Mans for the Classic, and many will compete in the race, including the original second- and third-place cars from the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The race is also expected to attract a strong contingent of GT40 competitors from Ferrari, Porsche and other important marques, plus examples of the Ford Mustang, itself a formidable competitor in the late 1960s.
Seen as the American challenge to Ferrari, the Ford GT40 was a truly international project which underscored the determination and global ambitions of Ford Motor Company and its Chairman, Henry Ford II.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=23762   (910 words)

 gt40 heads on explorer???
in a previous post (06 gt vs 86 gt) it was said to put gt40 heads and intake off of a wrecked explorer.
yes, up until 97.5 they had gt40 heads(8.8 compression, lower than the factory 9.0:1 on the mustang) after 97.5 they had gt40p's which made more power than the gt40's, but mustang headers wont work with them(sparkpluig clearence issues)...
A used pair of GT40 or GT40P heads will generally be a bit dirtier and may possibly have some rust spots.
www.mustangforums.com /m_2195368/tm.htm   (550 words)

 Ford GT40 MkII by Exoto
The Ford GT40 was supposedly developed as a result of Ford's last minute failure to buy Ferrari, which they were keen to do in the early 1960's.
The GT40 was developed from a new Lola mid-engined coupe style sports racer.
I also have the 3rd place finishing GT40 as driven by Mark Donohue and Walt Hangsen at Daytona '66 in my collection (another stunning piece from Exoto!).
www.1-18scalecars.com /0Ford_GT40_MkII_black.htm   (712 words)

 The Roaring Forties
Illustrated with archive and modern photographs together with articles by leading GT40 historians such as John Allen and Wallace Wyss with contributions by Ronnie Spain and Bryan Wingfield with more to come.
Hot favourite is "The GT40 Illustrated Parts List" which is an essential reference for those of you building or restoring GT40's.
There is also a section on GT40 scale models which is currently being updated.
www.gt40.org.uk   (475 words)

 About The GT40 Enthusiasts Club
Recent publicity on the new Ford GT has brought the GT40 to the attention of a whole new generation - and the GT40 Enthusiasts club is enjoying an upsurge of interest in its activities.
The original Ford GT series of the 1960s, generally known as the GT40, is unarguably both one of the most beautiful sports racers in history as well as being one of the most successful.
The GT40 Enthusiasts club is run for anyone who is passionate about the GT40.
www.gt40enthusiastsclub.com /about/About.htm   (387 words)

 Ford GT40 Mark IV - Supercars.net
At such a weight it was not surprising that the J-Car took the fastest time at the trials.
During this transformation the J-Cars officially became known as the GT40 Mark IV.
With the promising results attained during testing, Ford debuted the Mark IV GT40, specifically J-4, at Sebring.
www.supercars.net /VC?id=694   (861 words)

 Ford GT40 Chassis Numbers
GT40 Chassis #1034 - First owner James Fielding of Gloucester took delivery of this car, Chassis number 1034 in March 1966.
It was retained by Mr Fielding, chairman of the company that produced dynamometers used in the GT40 test programme, for five years.
During 1973 he also entered and won a concourse event at Brands Hatch, demonstrated the car in the pre-race parade at Le Mans and used it in the GT40 team in the 6 hour relay race at Silverstone, demonstrating what a versatile car the GT40 was.
www.classicscars.com /chassis/gt40.htm   (2016 words)

 Ford GT40 Concept - Supercars.net
The GT40 Concept casts a familiar, sleek silhouette of its predecesor, yet every dimension, every curve and line on the car is a unique reinterpretation of the original.
To ensure that the vehicles mechanicals met with the expectations that would be required of a vehicle bearing the GT40 name, Ford turned to Special Vehicle Team Engineering.
Constructed of extruded sections and aluminum panels, the spaceframe provides a rigid foundation for the engine and driveline while permitting the use of the specially fabricated composite body panels.
www.supercars.net /cars/689.html   (893 words)

 Do you want to build a GT40? Ford GT40 Web Site Index GT 40 Replica Kit Sports Cars Le Mans Racing Sundt
KVA used to be a fourth company in the UK, in fact Ken Atwell got the whole GT40 replica market off the ground with KVA, but he sold it to a US firm, Integrity Coach Werks,Inc. In July 1996, they were taken over by SABRE Automotive, Inc of Florida.
The GT40 replica club is VERY useful for sourcing parts and for finding people who have done before what you are trying to do.
Well over 500 GT40 kits have been sold in the UK but the GT40 Replica club knows of less than 100 cars that are on the road.
www.gt40.co.uk /gt40st05.html   (1045 words)

 gizmag Article: Ford GT40 Race History
The GT40 Mark IV was an all-Dearborn creation, born to some degree in response to criticism that the earlier cars were simply English machines funded by big American pockets.
By 1969, the winning GT40 had 425 BHP and was timed at 217 mph along the Mulsanne Straight.
The GT40 and its speed were instrumental in sweeping rule changes which were introduced after the 1969 race in order to curb the high speeds of GT racing.
www.gizmag.com /go/1230/3   (588 words)

 Ford GT40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the price and the rarity of the Ford GT40 have increased, so has the demand for cheaper cosmetic imitations and replicas of varying quality.
A British company Safir Engineering who made continuation GT40's in the 1980's owned the GT40 trademark at that time, and when they completed production, they sold the excess parts, tooling, design, and trademark to a small Ohio company called Safir GT40 Spares.
Safir GT40 Spares licensed the use of the GT40 trademark to Ford for the initial 2002 show car, but when Ford decided to make the production vehicle, negotiations between the two failed, and as a result the new Ford GT does not wear the badge GT40.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_GT40   (2320 words)

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