Autoblog tipped us to a short film on YouTube starring a Gulf-liveried Ford GT40. It’s taking a victory lap at Miller Motorsport Park at sunset. The inspiring legend of the GT40 is briefly recounted in text. Best 2 minutes you can spend today!
This particular P-1074 began life as a Mirage, constructed from a Ford GT40 chassis to compete at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring and more. Sponsored by Gulf Oil, it was among the first racers to wear the iconic Gulf blue & marigold livery.
In 1968 it was rebuilt as a Ford GT40s, utilizing carbon fiber for one of the first times. P-1074 raced with sporadic results until it became Steve McQueen’s camera car for the epic movie “Le Mans.” Passing through the subsequent hands of well-known collectors, it was restored to its original condition.
The clip was put together to promote a website called Inside Sales, but it transcends its original purpose. You’ll want to watch a couple of times at least.