Ford GT40 Chassis History

GT40 P/1003

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Ford GT40 chassis number GT40 P/1003 :

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.

After chassis GT-112 the “production” began and the subsequent cars, the MkI, MkIIs, MkIIIs, and MkIVs, numbered GT40P/1000 through GT40P/1145, were officially “GT40s”

GT40 P/1001 Race results:

05/65 : Nuerburgring, 16, Trintignant/Ligier, DNF –

07/65 : Magny Cours, Ligier, 1st –

08/65 : Mont-Dore, Ligier, 1st – Ollon-Villars, 191, Ligier –

09/65 : Albi, Ligier, 1st –

06/66 : Nuerburgring, 45, Ligier/Schlesser, 5th – Mont Ventoux, Ligier, 1st –

09/66 : Montlhery, Giorgi, DNF –

04/67 : Monza, 34, Greder/Giorgi, DNF –

05/67 : Targa Florio, 130, Greder/Giorgi, 5th – Nuerburgring, 61, Greder/Giorgi,7th –

06/67 : Reims, Greder/Giorgi, DNF –

07/67 : Silverstone, Giorgi, 2nd –

10/67 : Montlhery, 4, Giorgi/Jabouille, DNF –

08/69 : Croft, 1, Tamplin, cl2 – Croft, 1, Tamplin –

09/69 : Castle Combe, 161, Tamplin, DNF – Silverstone, Tamplin, 9th

GT40 P/1003 History:

Chassis P1003 was raced 13 times over all, winning a total of 3 times. 07/65 : Magny Cours, Ligier, 1st – 09/65 : Albi, Ligier, 1st – 06/66 : Nuerburgring, 45, Ligier/Schlesser, 5th – Mont Ventoux, Ligier, 1st –

GT40 P/1003 Photos:

Photos needed of chassis P1003 and photos from the cars wins are also needed.

2 Responses to GT40 P/1003

  • Did P1003 ever wear the number “27” for a race?

    I can’t seem to find any period photos of it with the 27 number on it. But there is an 1/64th diecast of the GT40 with the livery* of P1003 as it was raced by Ford of France (Ligier) wearing the 27 number.

    (* White with blue stripe flanked by red stripes over top, and black stripe flanked by red stripes on the rocker panels)

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