Ford GT40 Chassis History

GT 110

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Ford GT40 chassis number GT 110 :

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.

GT 110 Race results:
09/65 : Mosport Park, 15, Amon, DNF –
10/65 : Riverside, 71, Amon, 5th –
12/65 : Nassau, 4, Amon/Scott, DNF – Nassau, Amon, DNF –
03/66 : Sebring, 1, Miles/Ruby, 1st

GT 110 History:

Configuration: Aluminum monocoque roadster chassis. Delivered to Bruce McLaren Racing, Feltham, England.

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General Information source

Chassis GT 110 race results are from classicscars.com

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One Response to GT 110

  • Nice pictures of the Bruce McLaren-driven X1. An excellent way to test the chassis during the lull between World Sports Car championship races, as well (Riverside). One question, though: this car also tested Ford’s automatic transmission. What ever happened to that, and the research thereunto? Did it just disappear, like the 325 ci overbored 289 engine experiment? And what happened to the fins that the prototype 427 GT40’s tried at LeMans?

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