1999 Ford GT40 (DRB)

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5.0L V8




1999 Ford GT40 (DRB)

Ford's GT40, one of the most iconic racing cars ever made, was the direct result of the Dearborn carmaker's failed attempt to buy out Enzo Ferrari in the early 1960s. Under the banner of the Total Performance programme, Ford set about beating the Italians at their own game. With victory in the the Le Mans 24-Hour race the ultimate prize, Ford began developing a sports-prototype - based on the Lola Mark VI - in time for the 1964 season. The mid-engined GT40 was based on a monocoque spaceframe and stood just forty inches high, hence the name, and was initially powered by Ford's 289-cid small block V8. The first win came at Daytona in 1965 but it was the Mark II - with a 7-litre engine jointly developed by Shelby American and Holman and Moody - that brought a maiden win at Le Mans in 1966, with Kiwis Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren sharing the laurels. In 1967 the J-Car derivative notched up another win at Le Mans, after which the official Ford GT programme was wound up, although Gulf-backed GT40s went on to score memorable back-to-back wins at Le Mans in 1968-1969. Beautiful, hugely successful, rare (less than 100 originals were made) and now ultra desirable, it is little wonder the GT40 has become a legend to legions of Ford and racing fans generally. With genuine cars worth eight figure sums, ownership is well beyond the means of most of us and many enthusiasts have turned to replicas to provide all the thrills of ownership at a realistic price. Australia is indeed fortunate to have some of the highest quality components and workmanship available to build a top-notch replica GT40 and the car on offer here is without doubt just that, utilising components manufactured by DRB Sportscars of Queensland, Australia.

·Weight: 1,100kg
·Engine: 5.0L V8 (Ford HO Mustang) 380bhp
·Wheelbase: 95.3”
·Track Front: 59”
·Track Rear: 61”
·Height: 39”
·Width: 77”
·Weight Distribution: 45/55
·Colour: Maranello Red (Ferrari Red)
·White GT stripes on side
·Interior: black

·Ford HO (from Mustang circa 1995)
·Ford turbo swirl alloy race heads – increased inlet and exhaust ports, matched to exhaust and inlet
·Custom ported and polished factory induction system
·Drive pulley upgrade kit
·Steeda performance camshaft
·Performance distributor and ignition system
·Blocked decked (shaved) to give 10.5 to 1 compression
·Tuned to run on 98 octane fuel
·Larger injectors
·Autronic SM2 engine management system
·‘Bundle of snakes’ GT40 Exhaust

·Porsche G50 close ratio 5 speed
·Custom GT40 shifter, centre consul mounted
·Hydraulic clutch
-Porsche 930 Turbo clutch and pressure plate
·Porsche 930 Turbo starter motor

o   Corvette alloy forged A arms and uprights
o   King coil-over fully adjustable springs
o   Adjustable dampers
o   Custom GT40 rear swing arms and axles
o   King coil-over fully adjustable springs
o   Adjustable dampers

• Period correct replica wheels 16”

• Period correct interior
• Colour: Black
• Perforated (aircraft nylon fabric with perforated rivets) light weight race seats
• Air conditioning – hidden under dash
• Storage inside door pockets

Buy with confidence from Australia's leading independent specialist. Finance available to approved purchasers. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment. Please contact our dealership to learn more about this vehicle. Interstate buyers welcome. Transport available.