In March 1963 the Ford Motor Company decided to delve further into the world of racing, specifically that of long-distance sports car racing. The target was the most prestigious race of this series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the 1st April that same year, the very first Ford GT prototype was presented to the world.
It wasn’t until 1966 that the FAV (Ford Advanced Vehicles) factory in Slough had been developing the production Mk1 GT40 under the steer of John Wyer. This example is one of just 30 road specification Mk1 GT40’s to ever come out of the factory and is unique in it’s original colour of Warwick Green.
Chassis P/1057 was despatched to the US market on 23rd December, 1966; not before being photographed in an iconic image with 7 other Mk1 road cars also destined for America.
This example has an outstanding history, having been sold by Carroll Shelby himself in 1967 to its first owner to later passing through the hands of some of the worlds most prominent collections.
The Ford GT40 is one of the most iconic cars of all time, both on and off the track. With its unique original colour and full matching number status, chassis P/1057 is arguably one of the finest examples in existence and would make the perfect addition to any collection.