Ford built the GT40 to compete with Ferrari at Le Mans and it managed to do so, since the racing car won for four consecutive years, from 1966 to 1969, the first place in the 24-hour endurance race.
The first GT40 that won the famous race, is the one you see in the photos. RK Motors Charlotte acquired the winning P/1046 Ford GT40 and they will begin a 20-month reconstruction process to restore it back to its former glory. The car will be officially presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey California in August 2016.
The reason for the choice of the particular event is not random, as it will mark the 50th anniversary of the victory of the P/1046 at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1966. The car crashed in a 24-hour race in Daytona in 1967, due to a fault in the gearbox. The Ford GT40 P/1046 passed by many private hands, and it appeared on the 40th anniversary of the race at Le Mans Classic in 2006.