GT40 P/1046

Restoration

RK Motors to Showcase Restored ’66 Le Mans-Winning GT40 at Los Angeles Auto Show

If you haven’t been following along, RK Motors Charlotte has worked with Kingston, New Hampshire based Rare Drive in restoring one of the most prolific race cars in history, chassis P/1046, the 1966 Le Mans winning GT40. Well, RK Motors has just announced they’ll be showcasing the freshly restored Shelby machine at the 2016 Los … Continue reading RK Motors to Showcase Restored ’66 Le Mans-Winning GT40 at Los Angeles Auto Show

1966 Le Mans Winning GT40 – Final Restoration Video Now Live

The seventh and final chapter in the “Legend of Le Mans” video series is now live on YouTube and RK Motors Charlotte’s dedicated GT40 site, www.GT40.RKMotorsCharlotte.com. If you’re just now joining us, the 1966 Le Mans winning GT40 has been painstakingly restored over the course of close to two years – all being caught on … Continue reading 1966 Le Mans Winning GT40 – Final Restoration Video Now Live

RK Motors’ 1966 Le Mans Winning GT40 in Ford Booth – SEMA 2016

Another SEMA is in the books and the RK Motors Charlotte team had the honor of putting on display the 1966 Le Mans winning GT40 in the Ford booth (booth #61030). That’s right, chassis P/1046 that was recently fully restored over the course of nearly two years, and took home “Best in Class” at the … Continue reading RK Motors’ 1966 Le Mans Winning GT40 in Ford Booth – SEMA 2016

1966 Le-Mans Winning GT40 Nominated for Two Categories at London’s International Historic Motoring Awards

A couple weeks ago, RK Motors Charlotte announced their nomination for the coveted “Car of the Year” award at the 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA). Well, most recently, RK Motors has tacked yet another feather into the cap of their exclusive GT40 restoration, nomination for also the “Restoration of the Year” award. However, this … Continue reading 1966 Le-Mans Winning GT40 Nominated for Two Categories at London’s International Historic Motoring Awards

RK Motors to Showcase Iconic ’66 Le Mans-Winning GT40 in Ford Display at SEMA

The show that halts, well, everything else. The annual SEMA show is the show to attend if you’re in the industry, and RK Motors will be in attendance. Complementing their arrival is none other than the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40. That’s right, chassis P/1046, the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 that was recently fully restored over … Continue reading RK Motors to Showcase Iconic ’66 Le Mans-Winning GT40 in Ford Display at SEMA

P/1046 GT40 Nominated for Car of the Year Award – 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards

Well ladies and gentleman, if winning “Best in Class” at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance wasn’t enough, RK Motors Charlotte has just received word their GT40, P/1046, has been nominated for the coveted “Car of the Year” award at the 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards. The event is comprised of 14 award categories, which … Continue reading P/1046 GT40 Nominated for Car of the Year Award – 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards

Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology – Chapter #3

Only weeks before the GT40’s highly anticipated return to the 24 Hours of Daytona, we are please to deliver the third  chapter in Legend of Le Mans: The restoration of P1046 video series.  In this chapter, “Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology,”  we evaluate the technology that propelled the GT40 to dominate the podium at Le Mans.  In … Continue reading Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology – Chapter #3

P/1046 GT40 Restored by RK/Rare Drive Receives Best in Class at Pebble Beach

It’s been a long restoration for P/1046, the 1966 Le Mans winning GT40, but not for naught. The car is leaving the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a coveted “Best in Class” trophy. Thanks to Rare Drive and RK Motors Charlotte, one of America’s most important race cars was restored to its former glory … Continue reading P/1046 GT40 Restored by RK/Rare Drive Receives Best in Class at Pebble Beach

The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

First look at the extensive restoration of the P1046 race winning Le Mans GT40 revealed “The car was built for the purpose of winning Le Mans, the legend of the GT40 was established by doing just that. That car won Le Mans.” The wait is finally over, we have just released our first teaser video … Continue reading The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

RK Motors Charlotte announced it has purchased one of motorsports history’s most iconic racecars – the 1966 Le Mans-winning #2, P/1046 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing’s most prestigious competition. The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with a formal re-introduction at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

Rob Kauffman’s 1966 LeMans Winner Ford GT40 – First Look & Test Drive

What can be said about the car that beat Ferrari in the fabled 1966 LeMans race? A lot, but for now here’s a first look at and drive of this iconic and legendary race car that is about to go under a comprehensive restoration at a world-renowned shop located in the North East United States.