The Ford GT40 is one of the most famous of all sports racing cars. Built by Ford to challenge the supremacy of Ferrari at Le Mans, the GT40 first raced in 1964, and went on to win Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. Here, in this “Haynes Manual”, is a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and maintain a GT40, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this legendary racing car.
Jacky Ickx & Jackie Oliver won Le Mans in the Gulf livery GT40 in 1969, it was one of the race’s closest-ever finishes. After 24 hours, Ickx/Oliver beat the Porsche 908 of Hans Hermann and Gérard Larrousse by around only 100m, having switched positions many times on the last lap alone – the excitement prompting a track invasion from the captivated crowd.
This copy of the Owners Manual was hand signed by the Le Mans winning pair at Goodwood, supplied with COA.