A decade on from its final Le Mans win, the GT40 had become firmly established as one of the all-time great classic sports cars, leading to an increased demand for unmolested originals and the start of a replica-building industry. With a mere 107 GT40’s being constructed at Ford Advanced Vehicles’ Slough factory between 1966 and 1972, it is hardly surprising that a cottage industry of independent manufacturers arose to satisfy the continuing demand for replicas of Ford’s charismatic Le Mans winner. Founded in 1984 by Ray Christopher, GT Developments soon established itself as one of the foremost manufacturers of accurate GT40 replicas, over 600 of which have been produced over the years. Autosport and Autocar magazines tested an original, GTD-built example in 1989. The former had this to say: ‘An original GT40 is priceless, but an equally charismatic alternative is the GTD40. The pair are indistinguishable from five paces, let alone 50, so faithful is GTD’s replica even to the discerning eye. The GTD is no ‘kit car’, but a thoroughbred in every sense.’
The car on offer here went straight into a superb collection after having been built and to this date was only driven for less than 80 miles, which is indeed the cars delivery mileage.
Freshly serviced and ready to be used, this amazing sports / racing car with its 5 litre V8 engine is still in as new condition and offered at a small fraction of the price of a genuine GT 40. Simply superb!