GT40 Uncovered (Limited to 365 Copies)

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GT40 Uncovered (Limited to 365 Copies)

GT40 Uncovered (Limited to 365 Copies)

A unique look at the engineering story of Ford's multiple Le Mans winner through the original technical drawings

Author: Claude Nahum / Steve Rendle

  • 9781913089351
  • 19 in stock
  • Latest Releases
  • 06/22
  • Awaiting Review

Our Price: £350.00

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OVERVIEW


 


The Ford GT40 is revered worldwide as one of the greatest-ever sports racing cars,


taking Ford to the most coveted prize in endurance racing – overall victory at the Le


Mans 24 Hours – for four consecutive years, from 1966 to 1969.


This unique, large-format book tells the engineering story of the GT40 by


showcasing a collection of the original technical drawings for the car, providing a


visual feast for GT40 and motorsport enthusiasts, engineering aficionados and


those who appreciate technical drawing as an artform.


The many different styles of drawing presented reflect the companies and


draughtsmen involved in their origination and provide fascinating, previously


unpublished insight into the story behind a car that has become a motorsport


legend.


 


KEY POINTS


• Lavish production and large page format to display the drawings in all their


glory.


• Over 180 original GT40 technical drawings, plus numerous additional


supporting drawings, illustrations, graphics and period photographs.


• Technical drawings featuring the chassis components, engine,


transmission, body and interior, suspension, brakes and steering.


• Explanatory text and captions to put each of the drawings into context.


• Details of the main companies and personalities behind the GT40


engineering story.


• Superb colour cutaway illustrations of various evolutions of the GT40 and


chassis structure.


• Produced with the support of the Ford Archives.


 


AUTHOR


Claude Nahum’s passion for the GT40 began as an engineering student when he


read about the 1966 Le Mans victory. Having rallied and raced extensively in his


student days, in 2002, Claude bought his first GT40, and began competing in


historic racing. Since then, he has owned a second GT40 and has commissioned


two superb recreations. In 2013, after several years of negotiation, Claude acquired


a cabinet of original GT40 drawings, and vowed to share the treasure trove within


with a wider audience of fellow enthusiasts. This book is the result of that


commitment to share these historic drawings.


 


CO-AUTHOR


Steve Rendle is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast and has spent much of his career


as a technical writer, editor and publishing project manager. He has a passion for


finding out how things work and has written a number of books on motoring and


motorsport subjects.

Publisher: Porter Press International

Status: Latest Releases

Number of pages: 176

Binding: HBD

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