RK Motors Charlotte and Rare Drive are showing the recently restored #2 GT40 that won Le Mans in 1966 along with the class-wining Ford GT that raced Le Mans in 2016. The winning pair will be shown alongside the Ford GT Heritage Prototype in Ford’s booth in the Central Hall at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas.
A 20-month, 4,000-man-hour restoration took great pain to restore chassis number P/1046 to its as-raced state, earning the GT40 nominations for the International Historic Motoring Awards “Car of the Year” and “Restoration of the Year” category. Based in Kinston, New Hampshire, Rare Drive managed the restoration, and documented the process in a seven-part video, available here.
“We are honored to be part of Ford’s display at SEMA and to be nominated,” said Joseph Carroll, President of RK Motors Charlotte. “The GT40 has brought us so much gratification on so many levels. From the beginning of the restoration to its reintroduction at home and abroad, we’ve known how special this car is and are thrilled to be able to share it with fellow enthusiasts”