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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Product News: Books -

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

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