Legendary GT40 racecar also served as camera car for Steve McQueen’s iconic racing flick, LE MANS.
The first, (chassis P/1074), of several lightweight GT40s built for John Wyer’s J.W.A./Gulf team, this exceptional racing car was completed in 1968 and has had an incredible history from new. Finished in Gulf team colors (Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe), it raced extensively throughout 1968 from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials driven by Jacky Ickx. The GT40 was then sold to Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions in 1970 and used extensively as the camera car for the legendary film, LE MANS. A Weber-carbed Gurney Eagle small-block Ford, below, powers it.
The Gulf P/1074 GT40 is one of two ultra-rare GT40s that will be featured attractions at RM’s Monterey, CA auction, held at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, August 17–18. It's the same weekend as the Pebble Beach Concours.
For more information, please visit http://www.rmauctions.com/default.cfm?SaleCode=MO12
RM photos by Mathieu Heurtault.