GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40

After obtaining the complete and original set of GT40 drawings a number of years ago, Gelscoe Motorsport set out on the long road to recreating the 100% perfect GT40. Still kept in the original FAV drawing cabinet, the thousands of detailed hand drawn plans enabled us to reach that goal. Never before has anyone been able to manufacture a Chassis, or in fact complete Car to the standards of the Gelscoe pre-65 example.

Ronnie Spain and John Etheridge, both leading lights in the GT40 world, declared the Car “perfect in every respect”. In fact on first inspection Ronnie Spain asked what Chassis number it was for his records !.

The FIA now look upon the Gelscoe Motorsport example as the official continuation GT40 Car, not only due to the 100% detail, but the fact the Cars are constructed from the original drawings.

All the Cars built by Gelscoe Motorsport have been granted FIA HTP Papers. Chassis one has been raced in the Masters Historic Race series.

Every single part of the Car is made within the UK. The Chassis is constructed by our own team within Derbyshire and has never been anywhere near South Africa!.

GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION

All our Chassis are built with the correct spec steel sheet which is identical to the material used in period


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION

Fabricated within our own Jig, using original style welding techniques


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION

All Panels are pressed as original, useing all our in house Press Tools.


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : SUSPENSION

All Suspension is fabricated from the original drawings and this can be seen in more detail in our parts section.


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : SUSPENSION

Front Suspension fitted along with the Steering Rack and Uprights, again all these items can be viewed in more detail in our parts section


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : SUSPENSION

Rear Suspension and Race spec Anti-Roll Bar


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : ZF GEARBOX AND FORD 289 ENGINE

As with all our components, even the Engine and Gearbox are the correct spec allowing the FIA HTP to be issued


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : FINISHED CAR

Chassis GEL 001 sits in our showroom prior to delivery


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : TESTING

On completion the Car is tested at our local track ,Donington Park. After being signed off as finished it has a final check over before being released.


GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40 : DRAWINGS

Unseen for over 25 years and thought to have been destroyed when FAV closed it’s doors for the final time, the original GT40 Drawings sit with Gelscoe Motorsport, still in the original Ford Drawing Cabinet.

Used on a daily basis to ensure all Gelscoe products meet the original FAV requirements.

Nine sections to the Cabinet store thousands of drawings, covering every part from a Window Catch to the Ford 289 Engine.

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