4 August 2014

Video: 1965 Ford GT40 108 Prototype

Our friends at Roads & Rides examine the Ford GT 108, an important car in the history of racing because it was the first car built by the Ford Advanced Vehicles division as well as the first of four roadsters and the only Ford GT driven by Jim Clark.

The car was built for Shelby American as a prototype, test bed and promotional platform. It never saw any competition on the track but drivers such as Ken Miles, Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham all had a chance behind the wheel.

8 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Roy E. Urban Jr Tucson, Az. August 7, 2014 at 19:08
    I have photos of the GT-40 roadster racing in 1965 at the Times Grand Prix of Riverside Ca. It's sponsor was "Essex Wire" in graphics on the side possibly the door. I'm not sure of the driver, I want to say Ken Miles but that may be wrong.
  • 2
    Ken Waller Novi, Michigan August 7, 2014 at 19:47
    How great to see this vehicle being exercised, even if not in anger. THANKS !
  • 3
    Noizyboyz NYC August 8, 2014 at 16:30
    Agreed. Cheesy music ruins it. This is a film about a GT-40. The engine IS the music. Really lame creative decision.
  • 4
    jim payson az August 8, 2014 at 21:22
    scrap the music,i want to hear the car.
  • 5
    Don Arlington Heights, IL August 8, 2014 at 22:47
    They should kill the music. It was hard to watch the video with all that noise - this car's soundtrack stands on its own.
  • 6
    Don Arlington Heights, IL August 8, 2014 at 22:48
    They should kill the music. It was hard to watch the video with all that noise - this car's soundtrack stands on its own.
  • 7
    jim palmdale, ca August 8, 2014 at 00:38
    The cheesy music ruins it!
  • 8
    Harley Cluxton III Scottsdale Arizona August 12, 2014 at 11:09
    GT 40 roadster108 is a great car and great cars deserve to have their stories told accurately without the need of musical help or an auction house's dis-information campaign normally reserved for the cars that have no chance of ever being great and are in desperate need of massive amounts of auction DNA engineering to help them over the block.

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