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GT40s at Gelscoe

GT40 P 1089 has been with us to have a pre season prep in advance of some early testing.

Engine has been rebuilt along with the installation of a Gearbox Oil Pump and Cooler system. The rear Suspension has been replated and new Wheel Bearings fitted to the rear Uprights.

GEL 003 also ready for it’s first test, again in preparation for next year.

GT40 P 1066


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

After nearly life long ownership of GT40 10XX the owners agreed it was time to inspect the Chassis of this very original Car.

On the surface the only visable sign of any damage was rust around the Footbox area and side Pontoons.

Gelscoe Motorsport started the restoration by opening up the Floor and looking inside the hidden areas where the rust can spread.

Of all the original GT40′s Gelscoe have restored this example was by far the best with only decay in the normal spots. Dry storage in a humid free Workshop had kept her in very good condition.

 


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Once inside, the small areas of rust can be treated and stopped from spreading. The front Chassis Legs are a common place to find rust, here you can see it has just started to take hold.

The damaged areas are cleaned and then treated before the original Floor is refitted.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Further indepth investigation shows up more decay which is treated as soon as it’s possible to gain access.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Damage to Engine Bay Ribs can be sorted whilst the Floor and sides have been removed.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

With the rust and small rotten areas repaired and treated the Chassis is placed in the Jig and the Pontoons re fitted.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

Great care is taken to ensure that the main Chassis is kept hard down on the Jig floor to stop any chance of a twist as the sides are welded in place.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

The last outer Sill cover is fitted, still with the Chassis clamped to the Jig.


GT40 P 10XX RESTORATION

With the Jig spun over the tops of the Sills can be welded up.


GT40 P 1066

After a complete Chassis restoration and repaint GT40 P 1066 starts to have the internal panels fitted.

Finished in it’s original colour of a deep grey. The Chassis has also been painted in the original black.

GT105 CHASSIS RESTORATION

This famous Car was the first of Gelscoe Motorsport’s Prototype restorations. After being sold by FAV when the GT40 went into production, this prototype spent the rest of it’s life in the States. Fitted with the later Nose and Tail section, it competed in several historic races before again being laid to rest in a private Garage.

John Etheridge had tracked the Car from day one and after spending years trying to bring the Car back to the UK this went ahead 12mths before it’s planned first race at the Goodwood revival.

GT105 was the works test Car and did more development miles than any other GT40 in history. During it’s test program it was shod with the early Nose and Tail shape. One of the problem’s Gelscoe had was to recreate the correct profile Bodywork.

In the photgraph you can see the Chassis being fitted with the period Bodywork and in the background a picture of GT105 from which the scaled measurements were taken.

The front Bodywork needed to be corrected to suit the 4″ shorter Nose Frame, along with the Vents which unlike a standard Car cannot be removed.

GT105 was in need of comprehensive Chassis restoration. Here you can see the Footwell Panel has been removed to tackle internal rot. Most un-restored GT40s of this age all have this problem to some extent in this area.

Being the 1964 test and development Car it was used on a regular basis whatever the weather…  not good for an untreated steel Monocoque Chassis !.

LATE SPEC GELSCOE GT40

We also offer a 1968 spec Car with the Weslake Engine and wide Body.

The first Chassis was delivered early 2009 and was purchased by a well know collector who already has two original gt40s.

Based around GT40P 1075 this was an exact copy of the double Le-Mans winner, our Chassis went on to win its class and finish 4th overall in its first race at Paul Ricard. Continue reading