Early cars were simply named "Ford GT". The name "GT40" was the name of Ford's project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the quest to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first 12 "prototype" vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 through GT-112. The "production" began and the subsequent cars, the MkI, MkIIs, MkIIIs, and MkVs, numbered GT40-P-1000 through GT40-P-1145, were officially "GT40s". The name of Ford's project, and the serial numbers dispel the story that "GT40" was "only a nickname."
Are you still with me? Why do I want this specific sports car????? Because the Mister owned one back in 1969 when I met him. The plan was to fix it up and keep it forever, but when our daughter Jennifer came along he sacrificed his dream car for things like diapers and formula.
So if I have to have a sports car - oh, sorry, I mean if I could have one - this would be it. We are talking $600,000 t0 $1,000,000 for the few that are out there, so chances are slim to none that this will ever grace our garage again.