1965 GT40 MKI
Many consider the 1960s to be the pinnacle of sports car racing, with the battle between Ford and Ferrari as the highlight of the period. When Ford and Shelby American crushed Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, it was the mighty GT40 that took the top three positions. You can celebrate that historic win in this stunning continuation GT40, which was built as a tribute to the 12-hours at Sebring winner.
The gorgeous fiberglass bodywork features a “Gurney bubble,” on the driver's side and is finished in Guardsman Blue with white rocker panel stripes. It also wears period-style decals and #11 meatballs. The sportscar rides on 15″ Halibrand-style wheels with polished lips and three-eared knockoffs shod with period-style Avon tires (215/60 in front and 295/50 in back). The car has fog lights, plexiglass side windows with pop-out vents, side air intakes, vents on the rear clamshell and a ducktail spoiler.
P/2356 is powered by a 427cid Ford V8 fitted with eight individual throttle bodies, each topped with polished Jim Inglese air filter housings. Dyno test results show peak outputs of 427 horsepower and 488 lb-ft of torque. The V8 is mated to a Quaife Motorsports five-speed manual transaxle.
Additional equipment includes Cobra-branded valve covers, an oil cooler, an Aeromotive fuel pump, and “bundle of snakes” exhaust headers. Equipment includes adjustable coil overs, Wilwood brakes and a stainless-steel exhaust system.
The cockpit features fixed-back racing seats upholstered in black leather with ventilation grommets and harnesses. Additional features include air conditioning, GT40-branded carpets and floor mats, a fire extinguisher and removable rear bulkhead. The dash was signed by Peter Miles (son of Shelby American driver Ken Miles) and a controller for the FAST ignition system is located beneath the driver's seat. The three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel sits ahead of Smiths instrumentation including a digital 200-mph speedometer, a 6,500-rpm redline tachometer and various auxiliary gauges. The FAST touchscreen display is positioned below the passenger-side dashboard.
This authentic continuation GT40 racecar was manufactured under the scrutiny of Safir GT40 Spares, Ltd., the undisputed legal holder of the GT40 trademark. It is a quality re-creation of the original that beat Ferrari at Le Mans. While developing the exhilarating GT40 continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure authenticity. The car is so authentic that it can legally wear the name “GT40” and carries a GT40/P chassis number that is eligible for the official GT40 registry.
The Superformance GT40 boasts a pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body available in wide body (1968) and extra wide body (1969) configurations, as well as both right and left hand drive. The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards; over two thirds of the rolling chassis parts are interchangeable with that of an original car, including the “monocoque" style chassis.
A Superformance Certificate of Authenticity lists the colors, equipment, and a build date of April 9th, 2015, by BSP Motorsports of Little Elm, Texas. The car then went to Pennsylvania before it was acquired by the Colorado seller in June 2021.
This Superformance GT40 is now offered with build records, a Superformance Certificate of Authenticity, and spare parts. The continuation GT40 is street legal and ready for the track. GT40 P/2356 is licensed and registered by the Colorado DMV as 2015 Superformance GT40. It has 4,725 miles and is available for purchase at $249,950.