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Manufacturer : FordMotorCo

Ford Gt Then and Now , GT40 old 1960s and new 2005 GT ,HARDCOVER HISTORY

  • SKU : 33778-1
  • Author: Streather, Adrian
  • Format: Hardback
  • Condition: New
  • Pages: 240
  • Published: 2006

$88.00

In its day the Ford GT40, as it was commonly known, was sensational, vanquishing Ferrari to an ‘also ran’ category in the the world’s greatest sports car races. Winning at Le Mans for four successive years lifted the GT40 to legendary status, and that, we all thought, was the end of the story – that wonderful V8 bark and iconic shape consigned to history and warm memories of great racing moments. Then, in the seventies, classic racing began its ascendancy, mushrooming into the hugely popular spectacle it is today, restored and renovated GT4Os and their racing peers thrilling original fans and a whole new generation alike. The Ford Motor Company was astute enough to spot this swelling interest, and bold enough to design and produce a modernised Ford GT for road and track use: and what a car it created! In this book Adrian Streather offers not only a fresh view of the original Ford GT and its adventures, but also tells the intriguing story of the new Ford GT, including driving experiences. As well as driver recollections, revisiting some of the old myths and legends, a look at the replica industry, and stories behind today’s GT40 survivors, this book is packed with photographs, very many of which have not been published before.

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In its day the Ford GT40, as it was commonly known, was sensational, vanquishing Ferrari to an 'also ran' category in the the world's greatest sports car races. Winning at Le Mans for four successive years lifted the GT40 to legendary status, and that, we all thought, was the end of the story - that wonderful V8 bark and iconic shape consigned to history and warm memories of great racing moments. Then, in the seventies, classic racing began its ascendancy, mushrooming into the hugely popular spectacle it is today, restored and renovated GT4Os and their racing peers thrilling original fans and a whole new generation alike. The Ford Motor Company was astute enough to spot this swelling interest, and bold enough to design and produce a modernised Ford GT for road and track use: and what a car it created! In this book Adrian Streather offers not only a fresh view of the original Ford GT and its adventures, but also tells the intriguing story of the new Ford GT, including driving experiences. As well as driver recollections, revisiting some of the old myths and legends, a look at the replica industry, and stories behind today's GT40 survivors, this book is packed with photographs, very many of which have not been published before.