The purposeful mid-engine sports coupe is the finest Anglo-American supercar of the last century, with four straight victories at the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race between 1966 and ’69. In 1966 alone, it finished 1-2-3 against Ferrari, in one of the most memorable photo finishes in the race’s distinguished history, cementing the car’s place in motorsports history and on the postered walls of teenaged bedrooms the world over.
The Unique Ford GT40 evocation on offer today, is a complete one off- bespoke GT40 Lightweight specification car built in tribute to the Jacky Ickx GT40. Bodywork is the full Gulf wide arch kit with glass engine cover and rear window. The car has been professionally finished in the iconic Gulf livery with all sponsors airbrushed. The interior has been fitted with period replica seats, steering wheel, dash and gauges. A GPS speedo has been used for accuracy and a fire extinguisher system for safety.
Purchased in 2012 this car had been built by a very high standard by Jeff Morris, a professor of engineering and Drag Car specialist. The remainder of the work was completed by Loaded Gunn Racing and the paintwork was done by BLD Group. Testament to the quality and attention to detail, the chassis has been powdercoated black and waxoyled and suspension arms, linkages and rollbars are all nickel-plated. Its suspension is fully adjustable.
The engine is a ford 302 5.7ltr with 8 stack Procomp fuel injection, JE pistons, H section forged conrods, road race cam, alloy heads and produces an impressive 380bhp. The exhaust is a 1.3/4” crossover with ceramic coating. The gearbox is the popular Renault Unitrak reworked by Chris Cole Engineering and has the higher 5th Ratio and Limited Slip Diff and connects to the engine with race clutch and flywheel. Brakes are by Wilwood and has 6 piston front callipers and 4 piston rears with integrated cable handbrake. Wheels are by Image and are BRM style 15” 8J Front and 12J Rears and functioning knock on spinners.
The vendor describes the car to be one of the highest quality replicas on the market and that attention to detail can be seen everywhere and in little things such as chassis plate, bonnet catches and slam panel.