Ford GT40 Chassis History

GT 105

Ford GT40 chassis number GT 105 :


General info:

The first car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large displacement Ford V8 engines (4.7 liter and 7 liter) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12 which displaced 3.0 liter or 4.0 liter.

Early cars were simply named “Ford GT”. The name “GT40” was the name of Ford’s project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the quest to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The first 12 “prototype” vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 through GT-112.

Race results:
07/64 : Reims, Attwood/Schlesser, DNF –
04/65 : Le Mans Trials, 9, Attwood/Whitmore –
02/66 : Daytona, 86, Sutcliffe/Grossman, 14th –
03/66 : Sebring, 21, Ireland/Sutcliffe, DNF

GT 105 History:

Configuration: steel monocoque coupe chassis. 2nd of a light weight series using 22 instead of 24 gauge steel to save weight.Engine: 289 Cobra. Trans: Colotti T-37 4 speed.

Delivered to Ford/FAV, Slough, England. Configuration: steel monocoqe coupe chassis, Engine: none. Trans: none. Assembled to race configuration by Kar Kraft. This was the 4th chassis built using 22 gauge instead of 24 gauge sheet metal in order to save weight.

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GT 105 Photos: none yet

General Information source

Chassis GT 105 race results are from classicscars.com

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2 Responses to GT 105

  • It may be a technicality, but 22 gauge would be thicker and therefore heavier than 24 gauge not lighter.

  • My father worked at kar Kraft at the time as a fabricator. I’m currently working on my second gt 40 resto project.
    I have cool photos from that era of ml 1 mk2s Jcars …

    Also …22 ha is thicker than 23 ga steel. Proof read! Also these cars are about.028″ witch is 23 ga.

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