Ford Gt40 Manual: An insight into owning, racing and maintaining Ford's legendary sports racing car

Ford Gt40 Manual: An insight into owning, racing and maintaining Ford's legendary sports racing car

By: Gordon Bruce (author)Hardback

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The Ford GT40 is one of the most famous of all sports racing cars. Built by Ford to challenge the supremacy of Ferrari at Le Mans, the GT40 first raced in 1964, and went on to win Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and maintain a GT40, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this legendary racing car.

About Author

A qualified mechanical engineer, Gordon Bruce runs his own company, Gordon Bruce Associates, providing marketing and PR services to the motor and motorsport industries. Prior to founding GBA in 1982, he worked as a road tester on Motor magazine (1971-77) and in PR with Ford (1977-82). A lifelong motorsport enthusiast, he lives in Buckinghamshire.


The GT40 story: prototypes, production cars, MkII, J cars (and MkIV), MkIII, Mirages. Anatomy of the GT40: aerodynamics, chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics. Restore for track and road use: restoration projects; obtaining spare parts; the limits to authenticity; the GT40 industry. The owner's view: buying a GT40; the question of provenance; paperwork; values and insurance. The driver's view: a GT40 on the road; racing in period; racing now. The engineer's view: maintenance and repairs; setting up a GT40 for racing.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857331144
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780857331144
  • weight: 724
  • ISBN10: 0857331140

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