Ford GT40 Chassis History

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


6 Responses to GT40 P/1013

  • I helped to build GT40PR in late 1965.
    I have a lot of photos if you are interested.

    • 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,

      • 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.

    • 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

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



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