This book tells the story of Ford GT40 Mark II, chassis no. P/1016, one
of the trio of cars that crossed the finishing line together at Le Mans
in 1966 to score Ford’s first victory in the 24 Hour race. The Mark II
was a development of the original Ford GT with a monstrous 7 litre V8
engine. 1016 made its racing debut at Daytona in January 1966 and was
entered at Le Mans by Holman & Moody with a distinctive gold and pink
color scheme. Driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson, it finished
in third place behind the similar cars of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon
and Ken Miles and Denny Hulme.
The drivers at 1966 Daytona 24 Hours, Ronnie Bucknum and Richie
Ginther, had played a big part in the development of the Mark II, the
car that gave Ford its first Le Mans win in the third year of trying.
Bucknum also drove the car in the Sebring 12 Hours (with AJ Foyt) and
at Le Mans (with Dick Hutcherson). It ran at Daytona the following
year driven by Mark Donohue and Peter Revson and at the Le Mans Test
Weekend with Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue driving.
After the Le Mans tests, 1016 was retired from racing and became a
star exhibit at the famous Harrah Motor Museum in Reno, Nevada. It is
now in the fine collection of Claude Nahum, restored to its
specification and appearance as it was at Le Mans 1966.
This book covers the car’s development, its technical details and
specification, the role of the Holman & Moody engineering team and
biographies of its drivers. It is profusely illustrated with period
photographs, documents, and a gallery of studio photographs of the car
as it is today.
Author: Mark Cole
Author Bio: NA
Publisher: Porter Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Printing Status: In Print
Country Made: NA