In 1967 Gulf Oil vice-president Grady Davis decided to capitalize on international racing’s advertising potential through Gulf sponsorship of a team running lightweight Ford GT40 derived “Mirage” prototypes, to be managed by small- block GT40 proponent John Wyer, who had masterminded Aston Martin’s 1959 victory at Le Mans. In preparation for the 1967 season, Davis’ road going GT40 was race prepared as a Gulf entry for the Daytona 24-hour (6th, Ickx/Thompson) and the Sebring 12-hour (d.n.f. Thompson/Lowther) races.
Although we all associate Gulf schemes as being light blue and orange, the first GT40 to carry a Gulf livery was this one which used the darker blue to great effect.
Install: Unzip into the ks_ford_gt40 skins folder