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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-25-2003 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
In the latest Street Rodder magazine there was a mention and a couple pics of someone restoring a ultra rare GT40 roadster?

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 03-25-2003 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins        Reply w/Quote
when Ford was racing the GT-40's back in 60's there was a different clas for open cockpit {however you spellit} racecars so they made a couple GT-40's as roadsters, i do remember seeing them way back then.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-25-2003 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is pretty cool. I had never heard of those before. Thanks!

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posted 03-25-2003 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule        Reply w/Quote
Wasn't Gurney driving one of these roadsters and lost a knock off? It got picked up by a spectator that wouldn't give it back.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 03-26-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins        Reply w/Quote
I like thr "regular" GT-40 still the best Say 5-8 years ago I was in Ohio for laborday Ford show driving my F-100 with 10-31x15knobbies upa gravel road lookin my mirror heres some guy driving a GT-40 behind be,git to meat and was talking to guy it's a real one one of the first series street cars ,he drivesit all over.BUT following a puck up a gravel road ???????

cobrajeff
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posted 10-02-2004 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobrajeff        Reply w/Quote
Two of the original Ford GT roadsters were in Monterey last year during Ford's 100th Anniversary celebration at Laguna Seca and Pebble Beach.

This is GT108:

and this is GT109:

GT109 was given to Dean Jeffries (famous California custom car builder from the 50's/60's) by Carroll Shelby in return for painting and helping with the first AC Cobras that Shelby put together in Dean Moon's shop.

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cobrajeff


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posted 10-02-2004 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

Thanks for posting those pics!

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Hukdunfonix
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posted 01-10-2005 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hukdunfonix        Reply w/Quote
I was watching a show and i saw that one of the gt-40's drivers was so tall, they had to make a little dome in the roof for his head... i wonder how much that thing would cost at an action. 1 of a kind gt-40

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It might have been Dan Gurney. I remember reading how McLaren had to modify the roll-bar in their Can-Am car for his height so that he could fit for the race or two he drove it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2005 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yes, it even has the name 'Gurney bubble.'

The original GTs are all worth over a million each, I believe.

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