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Excellent vintage video 1964 GT begining

Started by 6R07mi, January 05, 2023, 10:32:57 PM

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6R07mi

I've never seen this footage before, lots of historical graphic images to examine!

the video title is misleading, it's 1st part is the only segment from Abby panels,
there is quite a bit from FAV build, likely GT/101 ~ GT/103
then moves onto Nürburgring, Le Mans and ends with quite a bit of footage of burned out GT/104,

You can catch a glimpse of CSX2287, John Wyer, Eric Broadley, Phil Hill, Lunn, McLaren, Ginther.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=O2HZJO0pXZE&feature=shares

enjoy!
jim p
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Men working wearing collared shirts and some with neckties... definitely won't see that again!
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tesgt350

At 11:42, it looked like he ran over that guys foot........LOL.

Is this before Shelby got involved?

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Richstang

Thanks for sharing this video JIM!!!!

It does appear to be taken around May 1964 before Shelby was involved in the GT40 program.
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6R07mi

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Quote from: Richstang on January 06, 2023, 10:11:15 AM
Thanks for sharing this video JIM!!!!

It does appear to be taken around May 1964 before Shelby was involved in the GT40 program.

After watching again, @ 6:15 it appears the chassis has damage to the LH fuel sponson (rocker), and roof appears deformed upward,  possibly GT/102 that crashed at Le Mans trials April 1964.
then @ 6:52 they are working on 3 chassis @ FAV,  GT/102, GT/103, GT/104 that were sent to Le Mans
@7:07 the rear body now has ducktail spoiler that showed up at Nürburgring, one car has a center "rally stripe across the roof, GT/102 for P. Hill / Nürburgring ??
@7:40 the car has the Nürburgring / Le Mans revised nose/inlet/lights,  then follows sequences from Nürburgring.
@ 9:30 it's moved to cars #10, #11 & #12  which are the door numbers worn at Le Mans.

that's my analysis :)

jim p
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