Following Ford’s win at Le Mans earlier this year many great GT40s are surfacing.
One of them is chassis P/1028, the first GT40 shipped to America and used by Ford Motor Co. to promote the brand.
It was completed in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England as a show car and has unique features such as a full leather interior, luggage boxes and air conditioning.
Ford fitted the plates ‘GT40PR’ and started a promotion campaign with P/1028 that began at the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida. It then toured throughout the USA and it even did a tour through Canada with the Comstock Racing team. Magazine features included stories in Playboy, Mechanix Illustrated and Sports Car Graphic.
Currently, P/1028 presents well in its original hue of metallichrome silver paint. This is the result of a complete restoration by Legendary Motorcars with input from Ronnie Spain, Mark Allen, Jay Cushman and Graham Endeacott. In this condition, ‘GT40PR’ will be presented in Monterey by Mecum Auctions for inclusion into their Monterey 2016 Sale.
Mecum Monterey Images:
P1028 production in Slough, England (P1028 is on the left)
At Dearborn Michigan following 1000 miles of testing.