Ford GT40 Anthology — A unique compilation of stories about these most iconic cars

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  • 1787115763
  • 9781787115767
by John Allen and Graham Endeacott This book is a new and unique compilation of feature... mehr
Ford GT40 Anthology — A unique compilation of stories about these most iconic cars

by John Allen and Graham Endeacott

This book is a new and unique compilation of feature articles about the iconic GT40, all accompanied by a host of old and new photographs. While not a traditional history of the GT40, each individual story will give the reader new insights into the car’s design and development, as well as some fascinating racing tales and previously well-kept secrets divulged.

Chapters include an explanation of the mysteries of Appendix J and its impact on the design of the Mirage and MkIV GT40; a detailed scrutineering report on GT40P/1075 at Le Mans; some untold truths behind the 2005 name controversy; and the unrecorded engine swap which enabled a GT40 to race – and finish – at the Le Mans 24 hours. The book contains information which at last shows that Ford did really install the Indy 4-cam engine in a development of the GT40. It explains in detail how GT40-builder JWAE was structured, and what its accounts looked like: the fascinating facts concerning the financial aspects of the GT40-building business are revealed.

These two highly knowledgeable and experienced authors have collaborated to bring you this great collection of GT40 stories, some of which had previously been published in magazines many years ago, but have now been reworked, and some of which are totally new.

  • A unique complilation of GT40 stories
  • Generously illustrated with both historical and modern photographs
  • Design, development, racing and financial secrets are revealed
  • A major addition to GT40 lore
  • A pot pourri of little-known aspects of this iconic car
  • Written by two marque enthusiasts who are steeped in all things GT40
  • Not a traditional history of the GT40, but a book of stand-alone stories that can be dipped into as you please
  • A perfect bedtime companion or coffee table book for the GT40 enthusiast

Buch, Hardcover, 30 x 27 cm, 320 Seiten, 500 überwiegend farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text