GT40 P/1013

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Ford GT40 chassis number GT40 P/1013 :

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/1013 Race results:

GT40 P/1013 was originally a Ford Press car. Sold to B. Bowles – 1969 sold to Walker, sold to Green
07/69 : Vila Real, 5, Green/Blades, 15th – Croft, 8, Green, DNF – Sold to Falzon – Shown in Motor Sport magazines many times, this car has racked up over 50k miles and since being sold has been raced privately.

GT40 P/1013 History:

Since it was a press car when owned by ford it was not raced officially by ford but has been raced by private owners. We do not know the car’s racing history since sold by ford. We are seeking this information.

GT40 P/1013 Photos:

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General Information source

Chassis GT40 P/1001 race results are from


19 thoughts on “GT40 P/1013

    1. Dear Mr Booth,
      Researching old photograph of the GT 40, especially concerning the 1013 chassis, it would be more than fantastic if you could provide me some.
      This particular car was raced at the end of 1969 and was painted yellow, having just the number 5 stickers, without the normal white circle, on it.
      All informations are welcome too.
      Have a fine sunday.
      Best regards,

      1. If you would supply me with your contact details I could send you a CD with all of my photos of the construction of the GT40 PR on chassis number 1013.

    2. To Ian Booth

      I was the original owner of GT40P1013.
      I purchased it from J.W.Automotives and the Manager at that time was a Mr Horsman.
      I never raced this vehicle but she was used to launch the first self service petrol station
      in Wales. Mr Horsman telephoned me and asked if I would like to meet the late Graham
      Hill and allow the vehicle to be photographed at this opening – which of course I agreed
      I kept the car approximately 18 months but stupidly sold it for an Ace Frua 428. How I wish now I had never sold it!!

      Brendan Bowles Cardiff

      1. Hello Brendon, If you provide me with your email address I would be happy to send you somr phots of its’ construction.



      2. I. don’t know if you remember a conversation a few years ago about your GT40, with me,a then visiting officer with Cardiff city council.I had remembered seeing the car in Cardiff years before and remembered you as being the owner-jelousy doesn’t begin to cover it.However,we mused on the cars fate, and I now see that you have able to trace the car again..We didn’t have search engines in those days, what a boon.I still believe that the GT 40 and the Ferrari P3/4 are the most beautiful cars ever to. have raced.Best wishes, hope you are well Ian Hazlehurst

  1. I bought the car from Corsley Garage near Warminster which was owned by Rob Walker and run by Geoff Thomas during
    1968 for approx. £4750! It was me who painted it yellow.
    It was my road car amongst others and I then swapped it with Peter Sadler for the racing version 1010.
    I did actually race it once at Vila Real in early 69.
    It was sold by London Sports Car centre Alan Foster to a girl in Malta and I actually flew out there to put a clutch in it!
    At some time it came back to Yorkshire,but I haven’t seen it for years. It was 1 UUH but became 69 FUH

  2. My father, Steven Smith bought 1013 in about 1969 and owned it till he died in 1992. 69FUH was the registration number I remember. He painted it dark blue with gold trim. It was known as the blue bomber within the family. He used it as a road car for many years to go to work, dinners etc! Eventually he had to have the chassis rebuilt due to salt corrosion.
    I have some pictures acquired over the years but any in the era I would be interested in. Many of the pictures I have are from the GT40 owners club meeting at Silverstone in 1990 where 1075 had pride of place altough I knew a few were replicas. This was the last proper outing of 1030 before my dad became ill.
    There is a really good picture At the back of Ray Hutton book The autobiography of 1075 which recently came out.
    I believe it was sold to a buyer in Belgium I think. I was not involved, Long story! The person who brought it restored it, it was in a poor condition but they returned it the original silver and put the original plate back on.

    1. Dear mr. Smith (and others reading),
      just this weekend we had a fantastic photoshoot with 1013, and the newer generations of the Ford GT for a story that will be published in a Dutch magazine come January. I have read a bit about the history of the car under your fathers ownership, he used it quite well it seems 🙂
      Would it be possible to get in touch to see if we could use some period pictures? I would also like to know a bit more about the chassis being rebuilt.

    2. Hi there I think I’ve moved this car previously back when working at your late fathers home in Aislaby No Whitby
      Hope all good

  3. Apparently this car belonged to Carol Cassar Torregiani in Malta for a while and it spent quite a while in my dads garage whilst here in Malta. I’m sure he’s got some photos of it from whilst it was here.

  4. Dear previous owners of P1013, the actual owner is a good friend of mine, and I would be very happy to offer him some period pictures of the car. The car is in fantastic condition today, and indeed back in its original silver colour. Would it be possible to send me some of these period pictures please, it would be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance, Koen.

    1. Hi Koen would you mind sharing where it’s living now and by who? I heard about it lately and I couldn’t not look into this further, the most site with the previous photos I found is this:

      I just came across a photo of it in Yellow too when owned by Carol as mentioned above by Joshua Anastasi 🙂

  5. Brendan and I are similar vintage – both around Cardiff in the early sixties

    We knew one another slightly and had our cars – his being most superior – looked after my pal Chris Chaston at the time of the GT 40 and the Frua 438

    At an earlier time Maurice Charles and John Coundley’s ex Le Mans D Type was on sale on City Road at £ 1,850

  6. Hi
    I helped rebuild the car in early 90’s after it had a new floor put in due to corrosion. It was kept at a friends house and we would work on it at the weekend.
    It was delivered as a shell with all the components in tea chests. There were 2 engines and several sets of wheel I remember
    Might even have a few old pics in the loft if my ex hasn’t disposed of them lol

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