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Ollie
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posted 02-05-2001 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ollie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even see a picture of the original GT-40 nose, as delivered by Lola? I always thought it looked better than the aerodynamically-altered version as seen on the red car above.

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Ollie
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posted 02-05-2001 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ollie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above was meant to be a reply, not a new post.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-05-2001 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No I don't think so. Do you know where there is a photo of it on the web?

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Stewart
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posted 02-06-2001 04:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, it's better as an original post!

Echoing Steve's thoughts, are there any pics available we can see?

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Ollie
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posted 03-16-2001 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ollie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry for the late response, I forgot all about the post. I had seen photos of the original car while flipping through a book of Shelby American factory photographs. It showed the car as delivered from England, with the wire wheels. It quickly got Halibrand mags as part of the development, and some aerodynamic/cooling changes in the treatment. I can't remember the title of the book, it's a coffee table type like you'd find at any Barnes & Noble.

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Ollie
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posted 03-16-2001 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ollie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I found some pictures.

http://www.thecarsource.com/shelby/gt40/startgt_40.html

The top photo shows the early nose, the leading edge is sharply defined and the fog lights (driving lights?) are under there in the valance area. The bottom photo is the same kind of thing. Look at how much of the front wheels are exposed at the front, parts of the nose just didn't extend low enough to prevent lift at speed.

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Stewart
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posted 03-16-2001 03:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! Some pretty nice pics! Thanks for posting those, Ollie!

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posted 03-18-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They weren't as aerodynamic in the wind tunnel allegedly.

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