now securely aboard the trailer. This and the other
photographs in the series, were taken on 21st December
is a bit of a rarity. If you compare it with the other colour photographs
taken at the same time, you will notice that there is one more car
featured in this picture, the green car in the middle, GT40P/1057. This
photograph was obtained by Ronnie Spain from a certain photographers who
shall remain nameless. When Ronnie made a return visit to obtain more
pictures, he discovered that this company had destroyed the remaining
almost complete and ready for its introduction to the Motoring
Press and the world in general.
A picture taken
in July 1965 showing the plywood jig used to ensure correct positioning of
the roof structure. There is also a steel jig in the windscreen aperture.
If the roof wasn't correctly positioned, the windscreen would be unlikely
to fit as would the doors and other body panels.
The Essex Wire
Team prepares one of its GT40s for the Sebring 12 Hour Race of 1966. The
team entered two cars, GT40P/1026 and 1010. The latter car failed to
finish but GT40P/1026, driven by Peter Revson and Skip Scott, finished in