Video documents heroic 20-month restoration of greatest American race car

The pending return to Le Mans, France by the Ford Motor Company‘s works team on the 50th anniversary of its first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

It coincides with the culmination of a 20-month restoration of the car that took that epic victory. That painstaking restoration, by Kingston, N.H.-based Rare Drive, is chronicled by a video released today by RK Motors Charlotte: “Rebirth of a Racing Legend,” which details the reassembly of P/1046, the iconic 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 racecar.

In the fifth chapter of Legend of Le Mans, P/1046, the No. 2 Ford GT40 Mk. II-A that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, finally comes together for its big debut.

Follow along as Mark Allin with Rare Drive discusses in-depth the final pieces that bring #P1046 full circle, a rebirth, perse’, of that fateful day Ford and Shelby-American won Le Mans for America.

Photo by SamH via Wikipedia Commons

See article about the restoration and video.

Watch 8-minute video.

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