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GT/104 1964 Ford GT40

Original GT40 Blue Race Car Ford
Original GT40 Blue Race Car Ford
Original GT40 Blue Race Car Ford

Ford GT40 Prototype Racing Coupe
GT/104 1964 Ford GT40

Completed in June 1964, this Ford GT40 prototype is the second earliest known GT40 chassis in existence. At the end of the 1964 season, after months of development and disappointing race results at Le Mans, Reims and later Nassau Speed Week, the third and fourth GT40 prototypes (GT/103 and GT/104) were sent to Carroll Shelby for further tuning and preparation. The cars were then entered in the opening race of the 1965 season, the Daytona 2000 km Continental, and it soon became clear that Shelby’s development work had made a big difference; GT/104, with Bob Bondurant and Richie Ginther behind the wheel, raced into the history books as the second GT40 to score a victory. Later that year, GT/104 raced at Sebring and crashed at Monza. After the Nurburgring race, GT/104 was officially retired from the factory team and was sold to Ford’s Styling Office for use as a show car.

On loan from the Miller Family Automobile Foundation.

DATE: 6/20/64

TRACK: Le Mans

PLACE: DNF

DRIVER: Richard Attwood


DATE: 12/4/64

TRACK: Nassau Governor’s Cup

PLACE: DNF

DRIVER: Bruce McLaren

DATE: 2/28/65

TRACK: Daytona

PLACE: 3rd Place

DRIVER: Bob Bondurant / Richie Ginther


DATE: 3/27/65

TRACK: Sebring

PLACE: DNF

DRIVER: Phil Hill / Richie Ginther


DATE: 4/25/65

TRACK: Monza

PLACE: Crashed

DRIVER: Chris Amon / Umberto Maglioli


DATE: 5/23/65

TRACK: Nurburgring

PLACE: 8th Place

DRIVER: Amon/Bucknum/Hill/McLaren