The iconic 1966 Le Mans 24 hours needs no introduction. The Ford GT40 MKIIs dominated the race with a historic 1, 2, 3. The first of four consecutive wins for the Blue oval at Le Sarthe and a savage blow to the prancing horses of Ferrari.
Despite the dominance, controversy still reigns over the result. If you are not yet familiar with the reasons, it is well documented that the No. 1 car, driven by Miles / Hulme, was firmly in the lead yet the spoils went to the No. 2 GT40 of Amon / McLaren. Ironically, it is owing to this cruel twist of fate, coupled with the compelling story of Ken Miles, that the No. 1 car is now as infamous and iconic, if not more so, than its victorious brother. So much so that the Hollywood Blockbuster “Le Mans ‘66” aka “Ford Vs Ferrari” was commissioned to bring the story to the big screen.
When sourcing cars for the film, the producers wanted a car as accurate to the original as possible. Enter Superformance. Superformance GT40s are built from the original drawings and are in fact GT40s in their own rights – they are eligible for the Shelby World Registry and carry GT40P chassis numbers. The hero car driven at Le Mans in the film was in fact a Superformance car.
Since the film, the popularity of the MKII GT40 in the UK has been on a sharp rise yet, before the Hollywood glory, a cult following already existed. This is evident when GT40P/ 2249 was built to replicate GT40P/ 1015.
Available for immediate sale, GT40P/ 2249 replicated the Miles / Hulme Le Mans icon closely yet is useable for the UK roads.
Full specifications for the car which was built by Le Mans Coupes Ltd are as follows:
2009 Superformance GT40 MKII in Miles / Hulme Le Mans 66 livery with only 1750 miles from new
From a Monaco collection and maintained as such
Roush 427ci on Borla 8stack injection producing in excess of 550BHP and 520ftlb torque.
Quaife 5 speed transaxle with dog leg 1st gear.
Lockable quick release Motolita steering wheel
Adjustable pedal box (can fit drivers up to circa 6’6” – original owner was 6’5”)
Immobiliser and tracker fitted
Quick lift points
Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers
Halibrand wheels with Avon CR66ZZ tyres (changed last year with circa 400 miles use since fitment)
Clear panel rear air scoop as per original
Wanting for nothing, this GT40 is ready to be driven away, turn heads and raise smiles.
It is located at our HQ near Gatwick and ready for inspection and immediate sale.
Any questions please contact Oliver on the details below
Price on Application.