Ford GT40 MK-IV J-10
Ing. José M. Vélez
One of 12 example built and 10 remaining. Raced at Can-Am with drivers like: Jack Brabham, Peter Revson, David Hobbs, George Folmer and others. Kar Kraft chassis J-10 was restored to Le Mans winning J-5 configuration with the iconic red and white colors. Complete paper trail of ownership.
Ford produced 12 MK-IV chassis. The first 4 were J-Car bodywork. J-1 and J-2 were destroyed in Ken Miles testing accident and Ford stress testing. J-3 and J-4 were updated to MK-IV bodywork. J-3 was used for testing and J-4 won the 12 hours of Sebring in 1967. Four new chassis were built with the new MK-IV bodywork for Le Mans. Four more chassis were under construction when FIA announced the new rules for 68 limiting engines to 5 liters ending for Ford Le Mans program. J-9 and J-10 was sold to Agapiou Brothers for the Can-Am series with G7A spider bodywork. Two spare J-car tubs were left un-marked (J-11 & J-12) and were finish in MK-IV bodywork in the 1980s.
J-10 competed in Can-Am for two years ending with a crash at Riverside in 1970. J-10 was send to be repair at TC Prototypes in the UK. The Agapiou sold it to Martin Yacoobian in 1989. We adquired J-10 in 1996. In 2013 Ken Thomson started the refurbish to MK-IV. A bodywork built with molds produced from J-6. J-10 was finished late in 2017 with the correct engine, brakes and Kar Kraft T44 gearbox in the iconic Le Mans winning red and white colors. It was presented at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 2018 and was auctioned at Gooding at Monterey