Slough (UK)

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This ded­i­cated site, hid­den away in the sprawl­ing in­dus­trial park at Slough a few miles west of Heathrow Air­port, was the home of Ford Ad­vanced Ve­hi­cles, where the GT40 was en­gi­neered, de­vel­oped for rac­ing, and in which up to 100 GT40 cus­tomer cars were built. As with the RS200, no man­u­fac­tur­ing, merely assem­bly, took place, with chas­sis com­ing from Arch Mo­tors, shells from sup­pli­ers, en­gines from the USA, and trans­mis­sions from ZF in Ger­many. Af­ter 1969, the op­er­a­tion was closed down.

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