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This has been a busy week with the US release of 'Senna' on DVD. All advance orders have been shipped. Copies are available for pickup here in Downers Grove or for immediate delivery, if you decided to wait. $22.99 plus shipping. Order HERE.
 
As we mentioned last week, Spark's long-awaited 1/18 scale Jim Clark Lotus 25 is 'on the water' and should be here in early April. We have reserved a few additional pieces but get your orders in. This one will disappear fast. $169.00. Order HERE.
 
Every once in a while, someone walks in with something really interesting. 
 
Check this out:
GT 40 fuel filler

The item in the photo is an interesting piece of racing history. It's the original fuel filler assembly from one of the first Ford GT40s built in 1964.

  

Chassis #105 was the first GT40 to be fitted with a 289 engine and was primarily a test and development car but was raced at Reims in 1964 and Daytona and Sebring in 1966. 

  

The car was also used for testing at several circuits in 1964 and participated in the 1965 LeMans trials where it was the first GT40 to be equiped with a 5 speed ZF transmission.

  

After competing at Sebring in 1966, Chassis #105 was shipped back to England for storage. The car changed hands a couple of times and eventually wound up not far from here in Villa Park, Illinois where it underwent a full restoration and conversion for street use.

  

That's when this original competition fuel filler was replaced for a street legal unit, then mounted on a wood plaque.

  

It's an interesting piece with a great history - but what's it worth?

  

The owner and I have decided to let you decide. The best offer we receive by closing time (3pm CDT) Saturday, March 31, 2012 will take this unique item with it's LeMans, Daytona, Sebring, Reims, Goodwood, Monza, Snetterton & MIRA history.

  

Bids will be accepted via telephone or email and posted on the front page of MotorsportCollector.com as they are received.

  

I'll start it off at $100.00

 

BID BY PHONE:

800.722.8630 or 630.515.1440

 

BID BY EMAIL:

PZ@MOTORSPORTCOLLECTOR.COM

 

BIDDING ENDS SATURDAY, MARCH 31 AT 3PM CDT OR AFTER 5 MINUTES PASS WITHOUT THE BID BEING ADVANCED AFTER THAT TIME.

MBI Ford GT Book
FORD GT 2005 - 2006
The Complete Owners Experience
 

For those of you interested in the modern-day Ford GT, this book has just been released. We will have stock next week:

SVT Owners Association tells the Ford GT story not only from an engineering and logistical perspective, but also from the point of view of the owners, whose connection to these cars is the true measure of success for Ford Motor Company. 

 

This hardcover, full-color book consists of 200 information-packed pages, including a comprehensive index covering all technical aspects of the car and production figures; historical roots of the Ford GT supercar, including previously unpublished photography; and a foreword by Fred Goodnow, Ford GT Design and Engineering Manager. 

 

This book photographically chronicles the Ford GT build process from beginning to end and includes a complete listing of each Ford GT vehicle identification number and build date.

 

$85.00. Reserve your copy HERE.  

 
AY59 - France
L'Annee Automobile #59 

 

Parlez-vous fran�ais ? 

 

Sacr� bleu! Our first shipment of Automobile Year 59 arrived earlier this week. Unfortunately, the publisher sent over copies of the French Edition by mistake. A shipment of English language AY59 is on the way but we are able to offer these (with the same pretty pictures but with funny little words) for the bargain price of $49.99 (they go for 69 Euro over there). 

 

AY59 Fran�ais......$49.99 - Commandez ici
AY59 English.....$79.95 - Order HERE

au revoir!
 
 - Paul
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