Ford GT40 Chassis History

1967 24h Le Mans GT40 Race Results

Film on Youtube showing the highlights of the 1967 Le Mans race

Race: 13,461 km * 388 laps = 5232,900 km AVG: 218,038 km/h
Pos No Driver Car Chassis Entrant Laps Reason DNF Lap time
1 1 Dan Gurney / USA
A. J. Foyt / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IV J6 Shelby American Inc. 388 N/A 3:29.800
4 2 Bruce McLaren / NZ
Mark Donohue / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IV J5 Shelby American Inc. 359 N/A 3:24.400

GT40 cars that started but did not finish – DNF:

Reason DNF
57 Paul Hawkins / AUS
Ronnie Bucknum / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IIB 1047 Shelby American Inc 271 Valve
3 Lucien Bianchi / B
Mario Andretti / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IV J7 Holman & Moody 188 Crash
6 Jo Schlesser / F
Guy Ligier / F
Ford GT40 Mk.IIB 1031 Holman & Moody/Ford France 183 Crash
16 Henri Greder / F
Pierre Dumay / F
Ford GT40 1020 Ford France S.A. 179 Cylinder head
5 Frank Gardner / AUS
Roger McCluskey / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IIB 1015 Holman & Moody 179 Crash
18 Umberto Maglioli / I
Mario Casoni / I
Ford GT40 1042 Scuderia Filipinetti 116 Cylinder head
4 enny Hulme / NZ
Lloyd Ruby / USA
Ford GT40 Mk.IV J8 Holman & Moody 86 Crash
62 Mike Salmon / GB
Brian Redman / GB
Ford GT40 1026 John Wyer Automotive Engine 20 Loose fuel cap

5 Responses to 1967 24h Le Mans GT40 Race Results

  • Just to let you know, you have J5 and J6 mixed up.

    The red #1 Le Mans winner is J5 and the yellow #2 4th place car is J6.

    • According to Ronnie Spain we have it right, J6 wearing the number 1 came in first and J5 painted yellow and wearing the number 2 came in 4th.
      According to other sources I have found online you could be right. This will require more research.

      • Robert I wouldn’t put all the eggs in one basket on Ronnie Spain’s advice, he has been incorrect on a number of GT40’s.Ronnie has Gulf Mirage’s M10002 and M10003 being rebuilt into Gulf GT40 1074 and 1075, and this is just not true. M10002 was completely destroyed in an accident at the Nurburgring 1000Km during practice by Dick Thompson.and was never rebuilt except for parts of it’s body was used to make the Gelscoe Motorsport Mirage GT40 a few years back (you can look them up on the web).M10003 was converted into a standard Mk1B GT40 and raced at a few events including the 1968 LeMans race as # 10 car. Later it’s roof was removed for the second time to be used as Steve McQueen’s camera car for his movie “Le Mans”. Afterwards the roof was replaced on the car and the rest is history for it. 1075 was a new chassis that had the squared off nose like a mirage but was never built as one. As for the J-Cars go Jim Glickenhaus owns J6, the car driven by Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue to a fourth-place finish at the 1967 Le Mans race. When Jim purchased chassis J6, it was described as the 1967 Le Mans winner(the car had been painted red with a #1 on the side) as driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. Ford’s own records seemed to back this claim up, and in 1972 the automaker presented the Mk IV, described as the 1967 race winner, to “Man of the Year” A.J. Foyt, winner of both the 1967 Indy 500 and the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Blame the post-race celebratory confusion for the mix-up. Following Ford’s second win in two years at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the automaker quickly repainted J6 in the winning car’s red livery, and shipped it out on tour with famous drivers as part of a promotion for Hathaway shirts. While at the time the car lacked the distinctive “Gurney bubble” on the roof, few consumers thought to look that closely, and for one reason or another, the car eventually became known as the race winner (when, in fact, J5 was the winning GT40 Mk IV). As Jim began to research J6, a few things didn’t add up. First, the front bodywork of the winning car was cracked when Gurney and a few crew members climbed on the car, with Foyt still at the wheel, after the race win. While J6 wore a replacement nose, another car, on display at The Henry Ford in Detroit, had a crack in exactly the right spot. This car, J5, also had both a Gurney bubble and a lowered driver’s seat, giving further clues that J5, and not J6, was the race-winning car.Perhaps the most conclusive evidence was the repair work carried out at the rear of J6. During McLaren’s time at the wheel, the rear-hinged bodywork of the car tore loose on the Mulsanne Straight, prompting McLaren to throw his helmet at the car in disgust before retrieving the wayward body panel. Back in the pits, the crew hastily made repairs with aluminum, pop rivets and duct tape, prompting a protest from the Ferrari team. Bodywork, per the rules, had to be easily removable, and the repairs to J6 clearly violated this mandate in the eyes of the Scuderia.

        Called back to the pits, J6 was repaired again, reportedly with new front-mounted hinges crafted from an alligator belt liberated (under protest) from Carroll Shelby. Despite the repair-related delays, J6 would complete 359 laps, a performance strong enough to deliver a fourth-place finish, behind the winning GT40 Mk IV of Gurney and Foyt and the second and third-place Ferrari 330 P4s.Jim’s car carried evidence of both the rear bodywork repair (though not Shelby’s alligator belt) and a dent from what may have been McLaren’s helmet. Now convinced he owned the fourth-place car, Jim commissioned a restoration to the car’s 1967 yellow livery, with a few concessions towards modern driveability. The suspension was softened and the ride height increased, and air conditioning was added in a nod towards passenger comfort. The Gurney bubble, reportedly added during Les Lindley’s ownership from 1976 to 1988, was left intact, giving those lucky enough to drive the car just a bit more headroom.

  • Mike is correct I believe. The Ford Museum have the winning car- J5. And Jim Glickenhaus who owns the #4 says that his car is indeed J6.

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