Ford GT chassis number 101 had a short but inspiring career. It was the child of Ford’s ambition to produce a world-beating sports car after its bid to take over Ferrari failed in 1963. The following year Ford took two cars to the Le Mans Test Weekend. One of these, 101, was destroyed in a crash when driver Jo Schlesser lost control of the car.
It could so easily have remained a great ‘might have been’ but Ford collector Claude Nahum had other ideas and – almost 50 years later – set out to re-create the original Ford GT 101. So good was his car that it was awarded the best re-creation prize at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Such a special car deserves a high quality book to do it justice and McKlein Publishing have delivered a no-expense spared volume laid out with some great images – 140 in black and white and 63 in colour. Limited to just 999 copies, with a foreword by Henry Ford III and an introduction by driver Richard Attwood, it is a must for blue oval and sports car fans. DB
ISBN 978-3-92745-882-6 Hardback in slip case, 158 pages, 290 x 290mm