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The European Ford Team Vintage Blue Jacket

The European Ford Team Vintage Blue Jacket
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The European Ford Team Vintage Blue Jacket

This stunning garment, the official European Ford Team "Blue Jacket", began as a mystery. while researching the Wimbledon White Shelby American Team Jacket, the Original Venice Crew found a photograph of a similar one from the era, but in Guardsman Blue.

We spoke with Shelby American designer Peter Brock about the discovery. He did not have anything to do with it but saw them worn by the Ford of Europe team members at the European races.

Dave Freidman, the official Shelby photographer, confirmed that the Europeans liked the Wimbledon White Jackets, but did not like that it would show stains and get dirty. As a result, the European Racing Team made their own version of the Shelby American jacket in a Guardsman Blue. Worn by legends like Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren ( seen here at the 1966 Le Mans race they won), none of the original European Team blue jackets are known to have survived.

The Original Venice Crew decided to make continuation European Ford Team Jackets in the same style and type as the White Team Jacket. It has the distinctive original tight diamond quilting, the same zippers and pockets, and the Ford and Shelby logos in the same location as the White Jacket. The European Jackets are identical in every manner except the colors have been changed.

  • The jacket's unique quilted nylon outer shell uses a material that was located after an extensive search to match the original's look and feel. The unique diamond shaped quilting is legendary in racing circles as no other team had such a stunning piece. The material was specially selected to mimic the "puff" styling of the original garment, and the jacket was put through an extensive process of washing and softening to feel as buttery as the 1965 version.
  • Just like the original jackets, they have a nylon hood hidden under the collar.
  • Zippers are from the original supplier for the 1965 team jacket with the zipper tape dyed the same specific blue as the original for enhanced detail.
  • The half elastic mesh and nylon cuffs are the exact color of the jacket sleeve for a seamless match.
  • Sleeve stripes are placed and uniquely folded to match the original in shape and color.
  • The jacket is adorned with authentic Ford and Shelby American patches made to the original specification with 100% cotton twill.
  • The jacket is proudly made for Shelby in the United States, just as it was in 1965.

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