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.
TRACK: Le Mans
DRIVER: Richard Attwood
TRACK: Nassau Governor’s Cup
DRIVER: Bruce McLaren
PLACE: 3rd Place
DRIVER: Bob Bondurant / Richie Ginther
DRIVER: Phil Hill / Richie Ginther
DRIVER: Chris Amon / Umberto Maglioli
PLACE: 8th Place