Superformance GT40 50th Anniversary Car for Sale - Le Mans Coupes

BRINGING YOU A LIMITED EDITION 1969 TRIBUTE GT40

The 1969 season proved more challenging as competitor cars had become lighter and more powerful. The Le Mans race was the focal event of the season The GT40’s hoping for a fourth or fifth place finish.

Over the winter there was a shuffling of drivers, as Jackie Ickx, now recovered from a broken leg, took over “GT40P/1075” and Jackie Oliver was brought in to match his speed.

To start the race Ickx made a visual statement concerning safety. As all others sprinted across to be the first away, Ickx walked across the road. The other drivers also started without seat belts on. Consequently, P1075 was last away, but Ickx was well buckled up.

A serious accident on the first lap caused the field to be squeezed up. After the first lap it was P1075 in 15th place and P1076 in 12th place, As dawn broke 12 hours later “GT40P/1075” was in the lead with “GT40P/1076 third!” The sole surviving Porsche was catching the leading GT40 and eventually the two cars were side by side, swapping positions until the last lap, where the GT40 won by 1.5 seconds!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of P1075’s unrivaled success, Gulf Oil, Safir GT40, and Superformance have partnered to bring you a limited edition 1969 Tribute GT40 featuring P1000 continuation prototype chassis numbers. These GT40’s include all aesthetic features of P1075’s 1969 Le Mans victory, a Limited Edition Gulf GT40 Guitar, and also a plaque naming twenty five of those employees who brought the Gulf racing team such great success that 1969 season.

The 50th Anniversary GT40 MKI will be offered in standard configuration with A/C, Left or Right hand drive, or as a special edition “Tool Room GT40P/1075” configuration that mechanically and visually replicates how these winning cars were raced and can be homologated for sanctioned historic racing.

Superformance GT40’s are built for the street and feature air conditioning standard just like the original GT40 street car P/1028

BRINGING YOU A LIMITED EDITION 1969 TRIBUTE GT40

The 1969 season proved more challenging as competitor cars had become lighter and more powerful. The Le Mans race was the focal event of the season The GT40’s hoping for a fourth or fifth place finish.

Over the winter there was a shuffling of drivers, as Jackie Ickx, now recovered from a broken leg, took over “GT40P/1075” and Jackie Oliver was brought in to match his speed.

To start the race Ickx made a visual statement concerning safety. As all others sprinted across to be the first away, Ickx walked across the road. The other drivers also started without seat belts on. Consequently, P1075 was last away, but Ickx was well buckled up.

A serious accident on the first lap caused the field to be squeezed up. After the first lap it was P1075 in 15th place and P1076 in 12th place, As dawn broke 12 hours later “GT40P/1075” was in the lead with “GT40P/1076 third!” The sole surviving Porsche was catching the leading GT40 and eventually the two cars were side by side, swapping positions until the last lap, where the GT40 won by 1.5 seconds!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of P1075’s unrivaled success, Gulf Oil, Safir GT40, and Superformance have partnered to bring you a limited edition 1969 Tribute GT40 featuring P1000 continuation prototype chassis numbers. These GT40’s include all aesthetic features of P1075’s 1969 Le Mans victory, a Limited Edition Gulf GT40 Guitar, and also a plaque naming twenty five of those employees who brought the Gulf racing team such great success that 1969 season.

The 50th Anniversary GT40 MKI will be offered in standard configuration with A/C, Left or Right hand drive, or as a special edition “Tool Room GT40P/1075” configuration that mechanically and visually replicates how these winning cars were raced and can be homologated for sanctioned historic racing.

Superformance GT40’s are built for the street and feature air conditioning standard just like the original GT40 street car P/1028

SUPERFORMANCE GT40 50TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

SUPERFORMANCE GT40 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIFICATIONS

  • A complete factory assembled rolling chassis
  • Show quality PPG paint finishes with many standard colors
  • Fully independent front and rear suspension
  • Bilstein® coil over progressive shocks with H&R Springs®
  • Four-wheel vented disc brakes, Wilwood calipers
  • Aluminum radiator/oil cooler with dual electric fans
  • Original style steel monocoque chassis
  • Pressed steel roof
  • Original style suspension
  • Right & Left hand drive models available
  • RHD Sill Shifter with Wooden Knob
  • Included in latest Shelby World Registry
  • Original style seats with silver rivets
  • High capacity air-conditioner
  • Oil cooler and braided lines
  • Open crate air intake
  • Lower/wider front fenders
  • Smoother body lines
  • Orange BRM style wheels
  • Inverted side air scoops
  • Single scoop hood insert
  • Accommodates small block engine (includes molded engine cover)
  • Built in rear spoiler
  • Gulf P1075 livery color patterns
  • Driving, Marker, and ID Lights
  • Single Roof Vent
  • Period Correct Front and Rear Spinners
  • Exterior Cut-Off Switch
  • Front Clam Dzus Fasteners
  • Singl Fuel Filler Cap
  • Aluminum Door Eyebrows
  • Front Fender Splash Guards
  • 608 Rear View Mirror
  • Twin Pin Rear Clam
  • F.A.V. Plate
  • AVON Tires
  • 1969 Bug Deflectors
  • 14″ Rear and 10″ Front Wheels
  • Extra Wide Body Rear Clam
  • A/C Delete
  • Girling brake and clutch reservoirs with double caps
  • Lucas 6W wiper motor
  • Lucas 5SJ windscreen washer bottle
  • 19 row oil cooler inside nose
  • Original style brass and copper radiator
  • Original style steering rack
  • Fispa fuel filter
  • Twin Stewart Warner 240A fuel pumps
  • Auto-lite rev limiter
  • Unique oil breather catch tanks
  • Unique oil return tank
  • Unique header tank
  • Aluminum suitcase rack
  • Original style battery box installed
  • GRP battery box lid
  • Tubular gearbox guard installed in tail mounting frame
  • Ceramic ballast resistor
  • Lucas 6J fuse boxes
  • Lucas 76464/76465 style push button starter solenoid
  • Stewart Warner 0-10 PSI fuel pressure gauge
  • Stewart Warner 100-250 temperature gauge
  • CAV ammeter
  • Smiths oil temperature gauge x2
  • Smiths water temperature gauge
  • Smiths tachometer, speedometer absent
  • Zephyr eye-ball dash vents
  • Brittex seat belts
  • 12” steering wheel
  • Steering column mounted momentary toggle switch
  • Jeweled dash warning lamps
  • Original style seat material and brass eyelets
  • Tunnel cutout and braces added
  • Floor reinforcement added
  • Original style roll bar installed
  • Fuel sponsons and door hinge pillar bases trimmed for crossover modification
  • Girling 18/4RH&4LH front brake calipers
  • Girling 16/4RH&LH GT40 rear brake calipers
  • Girling PBOOO264R&L front brake discs
  • Girling PBOOO215R&L rear brake discs
  • Gould fuel tank selector valve
  • Front firewall and dash plate changed to flat design and braced forward
  • Wheelbase: 95″
  • Length: 163″
  • Height: 40.5″
  • Width (over scoops): 70.5″
  • Track Front: 56″
  • Track Rear: 59″
  • Fuel Tank: 22.5 gallons
  • Front Wheels: 15×10
  • Rear Wheels: 15×14
  • Tires-Front 10.5x23x15
  • Tires-Rear 14x27x15
  • Chassis: ZE 50/50 zinc coated mildsteel steel(Electro Galvanized Steel)
  • Body: Pressed steel roof
  • Front Suspension: Independent with unequal length A-arms, Bilstein shocks with H&R springs, anti-roll bar
  • Rear Suspension: Independent with trailing arms, unequal length lateral arms, Bilstein shocks with H&R springs, anti-roll bar
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Front Brakes: Vented disc, single caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Vented disc, single caliper
  • Exhaust system: Bundle of snakes, rear exit
  • Instrumentation: Smith gauges, 200mph tach
  • Interior: Motolita steering wheel, original style seats covered in Alcantara with silver rivets
  • Recommended Engine: Ford-based 289, 302, or 351W small block
  • See above “Tool Room” features for special edition changes to specifications.

CHASSIS:

The chassis is an exact replication of the original monococque unibody structure down to the press steel roof spider. The only departure is the use of electro-galvanized sheet steel in the construction. The chassis, at over 12,000 pounds per degree is stiffer than any other chassis on the market, and is made up of over 244 laser cut and bent or pressed parts.

BODY:

Pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body.

FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION:

The suspension features the original race car lay out. So original are the GT40 continuation models that two thirds or the parts are interchangeable with an original. Bilstein shocks with H&R springs.

ENGINE and TRANSMISSION:

The recommended power source is a specially prepared Roush engine with the new RBT/ZF style 5-speed transaxle but owners also have the option to fit a Ford-based 289, 302, or 351W small block.

PLEASE NOTE:

All Superformance products are supplied complete, but without engines and transmissions. The selection, purchase and installation of the drive train are the responsibility of the purchaser.

SUPERFORMANCE GT40 50TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • A complete factory assembled rolling chassis
  • Show quality PPG paint finishes with many standard colors
  • Fully independent front and rear suspension
  • Bilstein® coil over progressive shocks with H&R Springs®
  • Four-wheel vented disc brakes, Wilwood calipers
  • Aluminum radiator/oil cooler with dual electric fans
  • Original style steel monocoque chassis
  • Pressed steel roof
  • Original style suspension
  • Right & Left hand drive models available
  • RHD Sill Shifter with Wooden Knob
  • Included in latest Shelby World Registry
  • Original style seats with silver rivets
  • High capacity air-conditioner
  • Oil cooler and braided lines
  • Open crate air intake
  • Lower/wider front fenders
  • Smoother body lines
  • Orange BRM style wheels
  • Inverted side air scoops
  • Single scoop hood insert
  • Accommodates small block engine (includes molded engine cover)
  • Built in rear spoiler
  • Gulf P1075 livery color patterns
  • Driving, Marker, and ID Lights
  • Single Roof Vent
  • Period Correct Front and Rear Spinners
  • Exterior Cut-Off Switch
  • Front Clam Dzus Fasteners
  • Singl Fuel Filler Cap
  • Aluminum Door Eyebrows
  • Front Fender Splash Guards
  • 608 Rear View Mirror
  • Twin Pin Rear Clam
  • F.A.V. Plate
  • AVON Tires
  • 1969 Bug Deflectors
  • 14″ Rear and 10″ Front Wheels
  • Extra Wide Body Rear Clam
  • A/C Delete
  • Girling brake and clutch reservoirs with double caps
  • Lucas 6W wiper motor
  • Lucas 5SJ windscreen washer bottle
  • 19 row oil cooler inside nose
  • Original style brass and copper radiator
  • Original style steering rack
  • Fispa fuel filter
  • Twin Stewart Warner 240A fuel pumps
  • Auto-lite rev limiter
  • Unique oil breather catch tanks
  • Unique oil return tank
  • Unique header tank
  • Aluminum suitcase rack
  • Original style battery box installed
  • GRP battery box lid
  • Tubular gearbox guard installed in tail mounting frame
  • Ceramic ballast resistor
  • Lucas 6J fuse boxes
  • Lucas 76464/76465 style push button starter solenoid
  • Stewart Warner 0-10 PSI fuel pressure gauge
  • Stewart Warner 100-250 temperature gauge
  • CAV ammeter
  • Smiths oil temperature gauge x2
  • Smiths water temperature gauge
  • Smiths tachometer, speedometer absent
  • Zephyr eye-ball dash vents
  • Brittex seat belts
  • 12” steering wheel
  • Steering column mounted momentary toggle switch
  • Jeweled dash warning lamps
  • Original style seat material and brass eyelets
  • Tunnel cutout and braces added
  • Floor reinforcement added
  • Original style roll bar installed
  • Fuel sponsons and door hinge pillar bases trimmed for crossover modification
  • Girling 18/4RH&4LH front brake calipers
  • Girling 16/4RH&LH GT40 rear brake calipers
  • Girling PBOOO264R&L front brake discs
  • Girling PBOOO215R&L rear brake discs
  • Gould fuel tank selector valve
  • Front firewall and dash plate changed to flat design and braced forward
  • Wheelbase: 95″
  • Length: 163″
  • Height: 40.5″
  • Width (over scoops): 70.5″
  • Track Front: 56″
  • Track Rear: 59″
  • Fuel Tank: 22.5 gallons
  • Front Wheels: 15×10
  • Rear Wheels: 15×14
  • Tires-Front 10.5x23x15
  • Tires-Rear 14x27x15
  • Chassis: ZE 50/50 zinc coated mildsteel steel(Electro Galvanized Steel)
  • Body: Pressed steel roof
  • Front Suspension: Independent with unequal length A-arms, Bilstein shocks with H&R springs, anti-roll bar
  • Rear Suspension: Independent with trailing arms, unequal length lateral arms, Bilstein shocks with H&R springs, anti-roll bar
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Front Brakes: Vented disc, single caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Vented disc, single caliper
  • Exhaust system: Bundle of snakes, rear exit
  • Instrumentation: Smith gauges, 200mph tach
  • Interior: Motolita steering wheel, original style seats covered in Alcantara with silver rivets
  • Recommended Engine: Ford-based 289, 302, or 351W small block
  • See above “Tool Room” features for special edition changes to specifications.

CHASSIS:

The chassis is an exact replication of the original monococque unibody structure down to the press steel roof spider. The only departure is the use of electro-galvanized sheet steel in the construction. The chassis, at over 12,000 pounds per degree is stiffer than any other chassis on the market, and is made up of over 244 laser cut and bent or pressed parts.

BODY:

Pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body.

FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION:

The suspension features the original race car lay out. So original are the GT40 continuation models that two thirds or the parts are interchangeable with an original. Bilstein shocks with H&R springs.

ENGINE and TRANSMISSION:

The recommended power source is a specially prepared Roush engine with the new RBT/ZF style 5-speed transaxle but owners also have the option to fit a Ford-based 289, 302, or 351W small block.

PLEASE NOTE:

All Superformance products are supplied complete, but without engines and transmissions. The selection, purchase and installation of the drive train are the responsibility of the purchaser.

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Ford or Chevy power? What would you choose?
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Photo from @superformancellc profile. As the UK agents for Superformance, any car you like there, we can build for the UK market
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Photo from @superformancellc profile. As the UK agents for Superformance, any car you like there, we can build for the UK market

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How about the 1963 Pontiac Tempest that beat all the Corvettes and Ferrari 250 GTOs at Daytona?

The Grand Sport is a great car, but i would choose the Cobra. Because it‘s my dreamcar since i was a little boy😍

Why choose!!!!!

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4 days ago

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Had the owner of this epic Gulf GT40 down to see his car for the first time today after an extended wait due to Covid and the lockdown. Great to see him and his wife again and a real pleasure showing the car in the flesh.

Want to see your car in the flesh for the first time...give us a call and we can help with your order.
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Had the owner of this epic Gulf GT40 down to see his car for the first time today after an extended wait due to Covid and the lockdown. Great to see him and his wife again and a real pleasure showing the car in the flesh.  Want to see your car in the flesh for the first time...give us a call and we can help with your order.Image attachment

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Looking awesome Le Mans Coupes , I think that might be coming to our Goodwood circuit day in August if it's ready in time 🤔

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Stunning !!

Le Mans Coupes - Oliver, I don't think I need to say a word!

"BEAUTIFUL".....

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2 weeks ago

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Great article about our GT40s. Well worth a read.
@jethrobovingdon thank you for the kind words in your @officialevomagazine article. High praise and very much appreciated. Look forward to getting you out in our new demo car when it's all up and running.
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Great article about our GT40s. Well worth a read.
@jethrobovingdon thank you for the kind words in your @officialevomagazine article. High praise and very much appreciated. Look forward to getting you out in our new demo car when its all up and running.

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Great read ...... in anticipation!

2 weeks ago

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The only disadvantage of owning it is you don't get to follow it! What a 🍑.
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The only disadvantage of owning it is you dont get to follow it! What a 🍑. 
Toolroom 1075 cars available in the UK exclusively through @lemanscoupes are FIA HTP eligible and carry GT40P/1000 series chassis numbers. Limited to 50 world wide. Contact us today for more information

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And the full reveal... What are your thoughts?
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Ashley Haywood I need this

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Lovely. Similar to mine.

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Gorgeous!

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3 weeks ago

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The Superformance MKIII is the only Cobra replica built under license from Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc.

When our demo car is here, come experience the power and build quality for yourself. All our cars are factory built to the highest standards and finished to your spec. Contact us today to find out more: oliver@lemanscoupes.com
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3 weeks ago

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A few more details shots by @ted7 of the LHD version of our new demo MKIII cobra. Ours will be RHD but customers can choose either option.
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3 weeks ago

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Next up on the production line. Huge gratitude to the owner for their patience as shipping was suspended due to lockdown. Cannot wait to get the build going.
All our cars arrive as a 'turn key minus' unit: fully painted, interior fitted, plumbing and wiring installed and suspension on ready for your choice of power plant and for us to build and registers or you can build your own. Contact oliver@lemanscoupes.com to find out more
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I think I recognise that car! Last seen on a ship somewhere off west Africa, heading north to Blighty! 😄

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Just placed an order for our next Demo Superformance MKIII. Will be revealing images over the coming days using photos from @iamted7 of a US spec car that straight away jumped out at us. It was sold by @hillbankusa @superformancellc
Ours will be RHD and likely have a Coyote engine. Watch this space.
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Just placed an order for our next Demo Superformance MKIII. Will be revealing images over the coming days using photos from @iamted7 of a US spec car that straight away jumped out at us. It was sold by @hillbankusa @superformancellc 
Ours will be RHD and likely have a Coyote engine. Watch this space.
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