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23rd December 2021
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Ford GT40 Anthology – A unique compilation of stories about these most iconic cars


A new and unique compilation of stories about the iconic GT40, all accompanied by a host of old and new photographs. While not a traditional history of the GT40, each individual story will give the reader new insights into the car’s design and development, as well as some fascinating racing tales and previously well-kept secrets divulged.
Chapters include an explanation of the mysteries of Appendix J and its impact on the design of the Mirage and MkIV GT40; a detailed scrutineering report on GT40P/1075 at Le Mans; some untold truths behind the 2005 name controversy; and the unrecorded engine swap which enabled a GT40 to race – and finish – at the Le Mans 24 hours. The book contains information which at last shows that Ford did really install the Indy 4-cam engine in a development of the GT40. It explains in detail how GT40-builder JWAE was structured, and what its accounts looked like: the fascinating facts concerning the financial aspects of the GT40-building business are revealed.
These two highly knowledgeable and experienced authors have collaborated to bring you this great collection of GT40 stories, some of which had previously been published in magazines many years ago, but have now been reworked, and many of which are totally new.
A must have for any GT40 enthusiast to keep at their bedside or on the coffee table to dip in and out of as they please.

Ford GT40 Anthology by John Stuart Allen

ISBN: 9781787115767
UPC: 6-36847-01576-3


£60.00(UK), $90.00(US), 115.00(CAN)

  • A unique compilation of GT40 stories
  • Generously illustrated with both historical and modern photographs
  • Design, development and racing secrets are revealed
  • A major addition to GT40 lore
  • A pot pourri of little-known aspects of this iconic car
  • Written by two marque enthusiasts who are steeped in all things GT40
  • Stand-alone stories that can be dipped into as you please
  • A perfect reference, bedtime companion or coffee table book for the GT40 enthusiast


John Allen was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and is now retired to and living in rural France. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School, then trained as a Chartered Accountant, latterly running his own accountancy and audit practice, while moonlighting as a freelance photographer for magazines and books. John is married, with no children or pets. His daily drive is a Ford Mustang GT, and his hobbies and interests include anything to do with GT40s, sports racing cars, railways, model railways, and Luftwaffe aviation. Favourite colour? Ford blue, of course, but his Mustang is bright red (it was the choice of his wife, Jenny, but he now agrees she was right, and also right to stop him having boy-racer white stripes over the top).
Place of birth: Leeds • Hometown: Thénezay • Nearest city: Nantes

Graham Endeacott was also born in Leeds but now lives in rural North Yorkshire. He built his own replica GT40 about 25 years ago, and is currently engaged in rebuilding the same GT40 to be a more accurate replica. He has spent many years helping and advising on the restoration of numerous original GT40s and sourcing many hard-to-find original parts; he is also an avid collector of GT40 photographs. His hobbies include playing bass and six-string guitars, having built up quite a collection over the years. He has a keen interest in WWII aviation; unlike John, though, he favours the RAF. For many years he was the owner of an online model shop; his accountant being none other than John Allen!
Hometown: Selby, North Yorkshire

V5576 • Hardback • 26.5x29.5cm • 320 pages • 500 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-76-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01576-3
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