1967 Ford GT40 MKIII

1967 Ford GT40 MKIII

This 1967 Ford GT40 MKIII will join us at Salon Privé in the Supercar Pin-Ups Class. Previously only seen at Pebble Beach, with a rich history and stunning design it will be sure to turn heads at the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance.

The GT40 #XP130-1 was originally developed when GT40 Mark I production finished and Mark II began, the unused chassis then became the basis for the left-hand-drive prototype of the Mark III GT40 road car; it was this actual car that was showcased at the New York Motor Show in 1967.

Since 2014 it has undergone a nut and bolt restoration that has been overseen and authenticated by leading GT40 expert, Ronnie Spain, to reunite the car with its original body and the exact specification it once was in 1967.

The car is referred to as ‘L.H. Prototype’ in Ford correspondence, finished in dark metallic blue. It features the MKIII unique components, higher front fender with quad headlights and longer rear end made as alloy add-ons to the standard MKI body. The car was finished with standard 302 C.I.D. Autolite 4V Carburettors, a luggage box and Borrani wire wheels from dealer Gotham Ford Inc. in New York, the car was then sold to Bill Kolb Jr. In July 1967, it was featured in Hi-Performance Cars magazine, as well as in Car & Driver.


The XP130-1, from then on, remained in the US with various owners, always in its correct MKIII configuration. Having been repainted and displayed amongst others at the Saratoga Auto Museum until 2005 when the car was sold to a UK buyer. At Lanzante Ltd. the car was transferred for historic purpose in the form of a 1965 FIA spec MKI in RHD and was raced successfully in international historic race, being amongst the fastest GT40s in existence.


Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance 2017

Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance 2017

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