1968–69-Type Ford P68 “F3L” Group 6 Racer

Courtesy of Bonhams

Three of the Alan Mann Racing Ford P68 or “F3L” coupes were constructed, of which we are delighted to offer this well-presented example.

In the late Alan Mann’s wonderful book Alan Mann: A Life of Change, the British Ford-specialist private entrant recalled how, “at the end of 1966, Len Bailey started a new design for us called the P68. Having won Le Mans comprehensively with an immense show of force, Ford of America suddenly pulled out of prototype sports car racing after 1967. But working with Ford of Britain, we pressed ahead with an entirely new, very different car.”

Offered together with current FIA HTP and a spares package, this seductively profiled, very rare endurance racing coupe is very much the super-sophisticated ultimate development of the Ford GT family tree.

Thor Thorson

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Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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