Many consider the 1960s to be the pinnacle of sports car racing,
with the battle between Ford and Ferrari as the highlight of the
period. When Ford and Shelby American crushed Ferrari at Le Mans in
1966, it was the mighty GT40 that took the top three positions. You
can celebrate that historic win in this stunning continuation GT40,
which was built as a tribute to the 12-hours at Sebring winner.
The gorgeous fiberglass bodywork features a "Gurney bubble," on the
driver's side and is finished in Guardsman Blue with white rocker
panel stripes. It also wears period-style decals and #11 meatballs.
The sportscar rides on 15? Halibrand-style wheels with polished
lips and three-eared knockoffs shod with period-style Avon tires
(215/60 in front and 295/50 in back). The car has fog lights,
plexiglass side windows with pop-out vents, side air intakes, vents
on the rear clamshell and a ducktail spoiler.
P/2356 is powered by a 427cid Ford V8 fitted with eight individual
throttle bodies, each topped with polished Jim Inglese air filter
housings. Dyno test results show peak outputs of 427 horsepower and
488 lb-ft of torque. The V8 is mated to a Quaife Motorsports
five-speed manual transaxle.
Additional equipment includes Cobra-branded valve covers, an oil
cooler, an Aeromotive fuel pump, and "bundle of snakes" exhaust
headers. Equipment includes adjustable coil overs, Wilwood brakes
and a stainless-steel exhaust system.
The cockpit features fixed-back racing seats upholstered in black
leather with ventilation grommets and harnesses. Additional
features include air conditioning, GT40-branded carpets and floor
mats, a fire extinguisher and removable rear bulkhead. The dash was
signed by Peter Miles (son of Shelby American driver Ken Miles) and
a controller for the FAST ignition system is located beneath the
driver's seat. The three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel sits
ahead of Smiths instrumentation including a digital 200-mph
speedometer, a 6,500-rpm redline tachometer and various auxiliary
gauges. The FAST touchscreen display is positioned below the
This authentic continuation GT40 racecar was manufactured under the
scrutiny of Safir GT40 Spares, Ltd., the undisputed legal holder of
the GT40 trademark. It is a quality re-creation of the original
that beat Ferrari at Le Mans. While developing the exhilarating
GT40 continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure
authenticity. The car is so authentic that it can legally wear the
name "GT40" and carries a GT40/P chassis number that is eligible
for the official GT40 registry.
The Superformance GT40 boasts a pressed steel roof and beautifully
finished body available in wide body (1968) and extra wide body
(1969) configurations, as well as both right and left hand drive.
The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards; over two
thirds of the rolling chassis parts are interchangeable with that
of an original car, including the "monocoque" style chassis.
A Superformance Certificate of Authenticity lists the colors,
equipment, and a build date of April 9th, 2015, by BSP Motorsports
of Little Elm, Texas. The car then went to Pennsylvania before it
was acquired by the Colorado seller in June 2021.
This Superformance GT40 is now offered with build records, a
Superformance Certificate of Authenticity, and spare parts. The
continuation GT40 is street legal and ready for the track. GT40
P/2356 is licensed and registered by the Colorado DMV as 2015
Superformance GT40. It has 4,725 miles and is available for
purchase at $249,950.