GT40 P/1026

Ford GT40 chassis number GT40 P/1026 :

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/1026 Race results:

02/66 : Daytona, 91, Scott/Thompson, DNF –
03/66 : Sebring, 19, Revson/Scott, 3rd –
04/66 : Monza, 4, Scott/Revson, DNF –
05/66 : Spa, 43, Hobbs/Neerpasch, DNF –
06/66 : Nuerburgring, 46, Scott/Revson, DNF –
07/66 : Silverstone, Mc Nally, DNF –
08/66 : Brands Hatch, 108, Salmon, 2nd –
09/66 : Zeltweg, 7, Salmon, 4th –
03/67 : Snetterton, 53, Salmon, 3rd – Silverstone, 2, Salmon, 7th –
04/67 : Silverstone, 31, Salmon, DNF –
05/67 : Spa, 41, Salmon/Olivier, 8th – Silverstone, 42, Salmon, 2nd –
06/67 : Le Mans, 62, Salmon/Redman, DNF

GT40 P/1026 History:

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GT40 P/1026 Photos:

GT40 Chassis P/1026
Brian Evans Photo Hi there, During one of my (infrequent) reviews of what is on my system, I was reminded that I had never passed on an image of the above car. I think it was taken around September 1966 either before or after Zeltweg. I was the mechanic(shown) employed by Viscount Downe who co-owned the car with Paddy McNally, the editor of Autosport, having bought it from the Essex Wire Corporation. Last time I heard it was owned by a Mr Maldonado (Not Pastor, of Grand Prix fame) but that was a few years ago now.


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11 thoughts on “GT40 P/1026

  1. Hi, As I was browsing to find the whereabouts/owner of this chassis, I came across the website and thought that you might be interested in some history from the time that Dawnay Racing owned the car, post-Essex Wire Corporation.
    I have one or two pictures of the car, some with myself included, as I looked after and transported the car during 1966/67 up to the retirement from the LeMans 24Hrs (Accident)
    Kind Regards
    Brian Evans

    1. Hi Brian, Ron here remember the jouney we had down to Zeltweg way back in 1966.
      I`m still living in the village and the White Horse is still going strong.
      met with Mike when he was driving with racing green cars and gave him a picture of you and him standing on the
      pit wall at that le man race.
      Besr Regards
      Ron Smith

      1. For some obscure reason I’ve just come across the GT40 website and re-started a catch-up: It’s only been 7-years after all. It would be great if you could let me have a copy of the photo you mentioned with Mike(Salmon) and myself ?
        Hope you are still OK in this strang COVID19 world we now live in !
        I well remember the Zeltweg trip, it was the first time for me on the Continent, and towing the car over the Alps (!).

        1. Brian, this is a very strange world, have just come across your reply to something i wrote some ages ago. i,m still living in the same house that we used to set off from to go to Castle Coombe with the Mustang before Austria. I have copies of the photo in the Le Mans pits in A3 size. I just hope you get to read this so we could meet up again. Best Wishes Ron



    1. Hi Juan, Sorry for a (Very long delay in responding but a lot has happened in our lives since 2013, not all of it good) Do you still have the car ? I’ll try and locate the pic’s I have somewhere and let you have them if you still have the car. Most of them are monochrome, taken by a friend of mine who used to accompany me, taken at Spa 1967. If you let me have your email address I’ll send them directly to you electronically.
      One small anecdote: The Brands Hatch meeting in August 1966 was sweet for me personally: We beat into third place Innes Ireland driving another GT40 owned by my previous employer (Maranello Concessionaires/Hendy Ford )both owned by Col.Ronnie Hoare at the time ! Unfortunately we were beaten by a very nimble Porsche 908 which of course was better suited to Brands.

  3. Hi
    I’m attempting to build a 1/32 scale model of #1026 as it appeared at the 1967 Le Mans race. I’m trying to identify the actual colour and so far it has been suggested that it was a Mustang colour, Lime Gold. Is this correct or is there another shade I should look for?

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