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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2021, 12:26:41 PM »
Another shot I came across. 5S114 at Le Mans in 1965. The transporter is now wearing Ford Advanced Vehicles livery.

It's always helpful to check out the backgrounds of theses vintage photos!
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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2021, 04:32:40 PM »
Alan Mann Racing Team used to have a transporter early 1964 at the Monte, which looks very similar to a Strachan with the same roof ending and the lower sideline, yet obviously with a second cargo side door ...probably longer. Can't read the licence plate, but may search for the original scans sent in by ex-mechanic David Campion.


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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »
The b/w scan wasn't any better, but here is another shot of the red Thames transporter (1965) with a B for 64 on the licence plate as well.


..so back to the white Ford GT ones, sorry.
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2021, 09:07:18 PM »
The b/w scan wasn't any better, but here is another shot of the red Thames transporter (1965) with a B for 64 on the licence plate as well.


..so back to the white Ford GT ones, sorry.

Yes, I don't recall the red Alan Mann transporter ever hauling a Ford GT.
The red transporter license plate is 'ETW 561B'.
(I have a very large copy of your B&W photo and another of the color photo, that are legible.)
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2021, 08:46:36 PM »
Rich, here's a photo of the red Alan Mann transporter with GT40 #1006  taken at the press day, Goodwood before Le Mans '65. I

would think that the car was brought there in the transporter ?

Photo from the Alan Mann "A life of Chance" book

(photo:Ford Motor Company)

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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2021, 10:46:14 PM »
Rich, here's a photo of the red Alan Mann transporter with GT40 #1006  taken at the press day, Goodwood before Le Mans '65. I

would think that the car was brought there in the transporter ?

Photo from the Alan Mann "A life of Chance" book

(photo:Ford Motor Company)

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Nice work Mike! It does appear that the Alan Mann transporter was used at least once to move the team Ford GT.

It seems there is conflicting information about this car and the date.
My notes list it as P/1008 (#1), which was also painted Linden Green, the same as P/1006 (#14).
They note the Goodwood Test Day was in July (after the Le Mans race with P/1006).
 
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2021, 11:15:49 PM »
Rich, thanks for that added information, here's a scan of the caption with the photo I posted from the Alan Mann book, now the

 information there could be wrong. I just took it to be P/1006.

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« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2021, 05:12:04 PM »
Rich, as you said conflicting information,  in the Allen & Jones book "The Ford That Beat Ferrari" my copy published 2005,  pages

 70- 71,  the same shot of the linden green car in front of the transporter has a caption that says, quote "Journalist's test day,

Goodwood, November 1965. The Alan Mann Racing team with 1008"

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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2021, 05:26:33 PM »
Rich, check post #12 December 30th 2019 in this thread, I have added a photo which I found on line of GT103 with the transporter

 at Monza,  April, 1965, just to keep things in sequence.

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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2021, 07:25:02 PM »
Rich, check post #12 December 30th 2019 in this thread, I have added a photo which I found on line of GT103 with the transporter

 at Monza,  April, 1965, just to keep things in sequence.

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That's a very nice color photo!
Any photos from Monza with the GT's are rare, but having both a Ford GT with the Transporter is unheard of.
Very cool!
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2021, 07:32:46 PM »
Rich, as you said conflicting information,  in the Allen & Jones book "The Ford That Beat Ferrari" my copy published 2005,  pages

 70- 71,  the same shot of the linden green car in front of the transporter has a caption that says, quote "Journalist's test day,

Goodwood, November 1965. The Alan Mann Racing team with 1008"

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Yes, not exactly trust worthy when we have different sources with different info.
Here's some of the notes I had on file;

#1006 Mark 1 289 Race Spec.
14/6/1965 Ford Advanced Vehicles (FAV)
1965 Le Mans Ireland/ Whitmore Retired
Testing at Monza Whitmore crashed & wrecked

#1008 Mark 1 289 Race Spec.
17/8/1965 Ford UK
Never Raced or sold

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