- Genuine Superformance chassis and body with GT40P chassis number
- Built by Olthoff Racing with 289 FIA specification engine by Pathfinder
- UK road registered and in immaculate condition
Driven by such accomplished drivers as Ickx, Foyt, McLaren, Miles, and Gurney, the GT40 became synonymous with championship-winning, high-performance, high-reliability sports car racing. But with original cars selling in the millions, they were fast disappearing from historic events, judged too valuable to race.
Then came Superformance, the most respected of all the GT40 constructors, whose cars are considered as good as it gets, and virtually indistinguishable from the originals. So much so that all its cars are officially licensed to use the GT40 name; all have ‘continuation’ GT40 chassis numbers and are also eligible for the GT40 register. A number have also been granted FIA HTP papers are are regularly racing in historic events.
This particular example has been built to a very high standard, principally as a road car, but could be re-configured as a race car if required. Using a Superformance body and chassis, the car was constructed by the renowned American race prep outfit Olthoff Racing. Founder Bob Olthoff was the South African driver who raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours, at Goodwood and Brands Hatch and is probably best remembered for driving Healeys, Galaxies and most notably AC Cobras. The shop is now run by his son Dennis, and the racing heritage is maintained prepping for American and international customers.
This GT40 MKI is a high-quality re-creation of the original that beat Ferrari and finished in the top three positions during the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966. While developing the GT40 continuation, Superformance went to great lengths to ensure absolute authenticity. So authentic that over two-thirds of the rolling chassis’s parts are interchangeable with that of an original car, including the ‘monocoque” style chassis.
The engine is a Ford 1965 C5 Code 289 FIA race motor with original 1965 289 Ford cast iron heads; Wiseco pistons, Crower Competition con rods and forged steel crank. It has 4/48 IDA Webers and a period correct intake Weber manifold and it was built by Pathfinder Motorsports of Florida, another highly respected US race shop.
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