This Superformance Ford GT40 Features 496 Power & All The Best Components

Feb 20, 2024 3 min read
This Superformance Ford GT40 Features 496 Power & All The Best Components

This rare car is selling Wednesday on Bring a Trailer.

A masterpiece of automotive engineering and a tribute to a historic Le Mans victory, a 496-Powered Superformance GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition is now up for grabs on Bring A Trailer. This extraordinary vehicle, a standout as number 16 out of an exclusive run of just 20 units, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the GT40's legendary win at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. This auction presents a unique opportunity to own a piece of racing history, encapsulated in a vehicle that is as powerful as it is rare.

Dressed in a commanding black with elegant silver stripes and iconic white roundels, this vehicle is not just a nod to the past but a beacon of exceptional craftsmanship and design. Under its hood roars a 496ci Ford FE V8 engine paired with a Quaife five-speed manual transaxle, offering a blend of raw power and refined performance that is hard to find.

What sets this GT40 apart is its status as one of only 50 in existence worldwide, making it an exceedingly rare collector's item. Its livery pays homage to the #1046 Ford GT40 that clinched victory at Le Mans, complete with black-finished fiberglass bodywork, silver stripes, and painted white #2 roundels.

The car's interior is just as remarkable, with fixed-back racing seats upholstered in black leather, complete with ventilation grommets and Willans harnesses. Modern amenities like air conditioning ensure a comfortable ride without sacrificing the vehicle's sporty essence.

The heart of this beast, a 496ci V8 engine customized by Shelby American in Las Vegas, is outfitted with premium components including an aluminum block, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and Mahle pistons, delivering an astonishing 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. This powerhouse is complemented by a sophisticated cooling system and "bundle of snakes" headers that underscore its formidable presence on the road.

Offered with a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin and never before sold to a private party, this GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition stands as a testament to the fusion of historical significance and cutting-edge performance. Now available for auction on Bring A Trailer, this vehicle is a must-have for collectors seeking to own a piece of automotive rarity, embodying the spirit and legacy of racing excellence.

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