Few automotive grudges have been as fearsome or fruitful as that of Ford versus Ferrari. With Enzo having reneged on a deal at the last minute with typical Italian bombast, Henry Ford II was determined to get his revenge where it mattered most: on the racetrack. The results are the stuff of motoring lore, with failed prototypes rapidly being moulded into some of the greatest racing cars ever known. Four consecutive Le Mans wins established Ford as a serious racing manufacturer, and the GT40 as one of the most desirable cars in existence.
GT40 P/1069 was dispatched from Dearborn, and sold via Shelby American to be displayed at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Some months P/1069 crossed the Atlantic to join the prestigious Ford Press Fleet in the UK where it was meticulously maintained for several years. Once all of the press duties were completed the GT40 was purchased by Anthony Bamford of JCB and subsequently by the Mather family. Upon Eric Mather’s death, his racing driver son Kim passed the motor car to Martin Johnson who had it extensively restored at great expense by race engineer and renowned GT40 specialist, John Etheridge.
In recent yearsP/1069 has enjoyed dedicated private ownership, invitations to numerous classic racing events, and extensive maintenance by Gelscoe Engineering. Offered with extensively documented history P/1069 presents an opportunity to own a true motoring legend.