Ford GT40 chassis number GT 111 :
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:
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Chassis GT 111 race results & history are from classicscars.com