Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 to go up for auction

Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 to go up for auction

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Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 to go up for auction

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The 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, chassis number P/1046 is now back in its Le Mans livery and up for sale this fall at London’s Hampton Court Concours of Elegance.

Driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966, P/1046 was something of an accidental winner (pictured) when the race-leading GT40 car of Ken Miles and Denny Hulme was asked to slow down to allow the second- and third-placed team cars of McLaren /Amon and Ronnie Bucknum/Dick Hutcherson to line up for a photo finish. Ford’s intent was to have all three cars cross the line simultaneously, signifying that a car, not a particular driver, had won the race. But McLaren’s car was ruled to have traveled eight meters farther in the equivalent time, so it was awarded the victory.

The Hampton Court Concours of Elegance will take place Sept. 5-7 at London’s Hampton Court Palace. For additional details, visit ConcoursOfElegance.co.uk.

The Hampton Court Concours of Elegance will take place September 5-7 at London’s Hampton Court Palace. For additional details, visit ConcoursOfElegance.co.uk. – See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/05/29/le-mans-winning-ford-gt40-takes-the-field-at-the-2014-hampton-court-concours-delegance/?refer=news#sthash.PlPAuq5D.dpuf
The Hampton Court Concours of Elegance will take place September 5-7 at London’s Hampton Court Palace. For additional details, visit ConcoursOfElegance.co.uk. – See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/05/29/le-mans-winning-ford-gt40-takes-the-field-at-the-2014-hampton-court-concours-delegance/?refer=news#sthash.PlPAuq5D.dpuf

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