Ford GT40 Chassis History

GT40 P/1030

Ford GT40 chassis number GT40 P/1030 :

Color as delivered: unpainted.

Delivery configuration: Race Prepared less engine/trans.

Shipped out to be completed by SIA but returned due to problems with registration. FAV completed the car and registered it for road use on 8/14/1967.

The car was equipped with borrani wire wheels a HP ford 289 with a standard ZF 5 speed.

1029 was delivered to Shell Oil for an advertising campaign. Afterwords it was sold to Ken Luscombe-Whyte and repainted Red.

On 2/9/1968 the car was sold to Rodney Lyons of the Epping Oil Company. It was featured in color on the cover and inside the magazine “Car” in the July 1968 issue.

1030 also appeared in AutoSport on 3/22/1968 in black and white.

The car was loaned to Ford and photographed for a double page ad in numerous magazines.

On 4/29/1968 it was sold to Colin Hyams in London. Mr. Hyams took the car home with him to Australia, the first GT40 in Australia by the way.

The car was sold by My. Hyams to Alec Copland. It is not known if Mr. Copland still owns the car.

GT40 P/1030 Race results:

None

GT40 P/1030 Photos:

no photos yet

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General Information source

Chassis GT40 P/1030 race results are from classicscars.com

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One Response to GT40 P/1030

  • There are many photos of this car as it was used in many displays and adverts prior to being sold to Mr. Copland. I viewed the car in Alex Copland’s garage in late 1980’s and it was the orangey/red colour. Was in fair condition. ALex sold it to someone and it turned up a while later at Dutton’s car showroom in Richmond (Melbourne suburb) for sale, painted in the Gulf Wyer colours (assuming it would make it a drawcard?) – had not been looked after by the new owner, only painted. Duttons were not impressed and assumed the owner would probably sell it on to someone in the USA for aroun $AUS500,000 or similar at that time. It disappeareed then.

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