Americana Manhasset Concours D’Elegance to Showcase 1964 Ford GT40/104 The Car Built to Challenge Ferrari at Le Mans

Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce that it will feature the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, Chassis No GT/104 at the upcoming Concours D’Elegance Technology of Movement on Sunday, October 14. This was the fourth GT40 prototype produced and the first to receive a lightweight chassis. The GT 40’s debut was at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans road race.

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“The Ford GT40/104 is just one of the many cars that will compete for best in class and best in show at this year’s event"
--Howard Krimko, Chief of Judges for the Americana Manhasset Concours

MANHASSET, LONG ISLAND (PRWEB) October 11, 2012

Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce that it will feature the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, Chassis No GT/104 at the upcoming Concours D’Elegance Technology of Movement on Sunday, October 14.

This was the fourth GT40 prototype produced and the first to receive a lightweight chassis. The GT 40’s debut was at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans road race.

The development of the Ford GT40 was as a direct result of Enzo Ferrari refusing to sell his company to the Ford Motor company. Following this snub, Henry Ford II was determined to beat Ferrari at his own game and in his own backyard, Europe. With the help of legendary sportsman Carroll Shelby, Ford designed the GT and the car went on to become a racing legend, driven by such notables as Phil Hill, Bruce McLaren, Bob Bondurant, Ken Miles, Jean Schlesser, Richie Ginther, Richard Attwood and Chris Amon.

GT40/104 competed not only at Le Mans, but also at the 12 hours of Sebring and both the Monza and Nueburgring 1000 Km’s.

“The Ford GT40/104 is just one of the many cars that will compete for best in class and best in show at this year’s event, and embraces the Technology of Movement theme as one of the first light weight race cars whose technology helped to change automobile design” notes Howard Krimko, Chief of Judges for the Americana Manhasset Concours.

Other notable cars include a 1947 Ferrari 159S Chassis number 002C, which is believed to be the world’s oldest Ferrari, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, a 1987 Aston Martin V8 Zagato (1 of 50, and the only one in the USA), a 1962 Maserati 3500 Speciale, 1 of 2 built and the only one remaining and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Spyder.

Judging of cars begins at 9:30 and the awards presentation is at 2pm. Event parking is at Christopher Morley Park with complimentary shuttle service to and from Americana Manhasset. For more information, please call 1.800.818.6767.

Americana Manhasset is a premier collection of sixty fabulous luxury and contemporary shops, including Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Hirshleifers, Cartier, Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Dior, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Toku Modern Asian and more, all within a unique outdoor environment designed by renowned architect Peter Marino and landscape designer Oehme van Sweden. Americana Manhasset offers a complimentary Personal Shopping Service, a remarkable luxury fashion and gift resource. Located on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Americana Manhasset is 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons. For more information on Americana Manhasset or the Concours d’Elegance, please visit our website, blog, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @AmericanaShops.


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