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69stanger
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From: Northridge, CA
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posted 10-22-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69stanger        Reply w/Quote
maybe this is old news for some but Ford lost the the GT40 name and is going to call the GT40 just GT

http://www.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=41173

IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 10-22-2002 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
Cripes. Talk about hindsight.

This could get confusing now too. "Hey, I own a GT." "REALLY? How can you afford that $100K sports car?" "No, I mean a Mustang GT."

Or vice-versa.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 10-23-2002 02:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
They wanted Ford to pay 40 MILLION dollars just to use the name?! What a bunch of greedy [email protected]%&`s!!!!

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GTRocks
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posted 10-23-2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks        Reply w/Quote
I think I would have gone with GT50 or something.....

dark7068
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posted 10-23-2002 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068        Reply w/Quote
GT2K

TomP
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posted 10-23-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
well maybe i won't buy one after all

fordnmerc
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posted 10-23-2002 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc        Reply w/Quote
GTFO

With the FO for those greedy money grubbers.

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T5owner
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posted 10-24-2002 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner        Reply w/Quote
Sounds like the T-5/Mustang no-deal back then, although on a bigger scale.
Anyway done right, Ford. It is just a piece of name and then .... I have a GT40 press kit, that might be worth hundreds of $ in 30 years??

[This message has been edited by T5owner (edited 10-24-2002).]

ZRX61
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posted 02-27-2005 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZRX61        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
They wanted Ford to pay 40 MILLION dollars just to use the name?! What a bunch of greedy [email protected]%&`s!!!!


Ford had the chance to buy the name for peanuts back in the '60 when it was owned by Lola.... which is what a MkI GT40 actually is... but they decided they didn't want the name..... Hindsight is always 20/20..

cobravenom71
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posted 02-27-2005 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71        Reply w/Quote
Technically speaking, the Ford LeMans racer was NEVER officially called the 'GT-40'. The real name of the car was the...Ford GT.
'GT-40' was a nickname hung on the car by the motoring press in reference to the fact that it was 40 inches high.
Considering that the new car is 44 inches tall, I think that should have been used in the name.
'GT-44' has a nice ring to it.

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