Ford GT40 Chassis History

GT 111

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Ford GT40 chassis number GT 111 :

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 111 Race results:
04/65 : Le Mans Trials, 7, Whitmore –
05/65 : Targa Florio, 194, Whitmore/Bondurant, DNF –

GT 111 History: In the good book of Ronnie Spain, he says that the car was may be apparently scrapped, but in the same book p. 33, we see the car coming back from the Targa Florio with very small damage (radiator still in place and the wheels are straight). In the good video from Targa Florio 65 , we see the small accident of the car. This original car was found in South Africa in 1990, modified as a coupe (like other spider). We saw the car in Germany in 1998.2003 Sld to Belgium

GT 111 Photos:

no photos yet

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General Information source

Chassis GT 111 race results & history are from classicscars.com

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6 Responses to GT 111

  • This car was in villa d’este in 2011. I have some photos! Ask if you need it.

    • Hello Rodolfo
      I would love to have some updated photos of GT 111. Send them to mrrbob(at)gmail.com.

      Thanks much
      Robert
      Webmaster
      GT40.net

  • Hello:

    Tried to send you an e-mail to your mrrbob@gmail.com but it was returned with the following error The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

    ‘mrrbob@gmail.com.’ on 11/15/2013 5:40 PM
    Server error: ‘Invalid recipient’

    The mail was, amongst other, to inform you of a page on my site with pictures of GT40 111. http://wp.me/P30bdG-16W Pictures I took in 2002 when I was fortunate enough to be able to drive it.. Please contact me.
    Thanks
    Andre

    • Hello Andre
      Thanks for informing me of the error. This is an actual email address I use all the time so not sure why the problem occurred, I’ll have to look into it a bit more.
      I’ll check out your site and photos also.

  • 111 was auctioned in 2011 (appropriately!) at RM Auctions:

    http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=664032

    (Yes that is my real email address! Has been for 15 years.)

  • I was lucky enough to be at The Goodwood Revival and saw “the green roadster” and “the white roadster” together.

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