Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Barnfind GT 40 pulled out of a garage where it sat since 1977

You probably recognize the name Tom Shaughnessy... he can afford to collect GT 40's

Shaughnessy said that after a year-long bidding war, he recently took possession of GT40 CSX1067 from its previous owner, a retired fire fighter who owned the car since 1975. According to The Gentleman Racer, the GT40 sat idle since 1977 due to engine troubles, and health problems prevented that owner from getting too far into the necessary repairs.

This isn't just any Ford GT40, either. This is chassis No. 1067, and it is among the rarest. The World Registry of Cobras and GT40s says it is just one of three GT40 MkI cars to come with the MkII's rear clamshell, and of those three, it is the only survivor.

 Furthermore, it was the last GT40 to be produced in 1966 and was the last GT40 to use a Ford serial number—all subsequent GT40s wore the serial numbers of J.W. Automotive Engineering.

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