Superformance GT40 MKI 50th Anniversary

The Superformance GT40 50th Anniversary

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

Standard 50th Anniversary Equipment

  • 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

Tool Room Configuration Features

  • 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

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES:

  • 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: 15x10
  • Rear Wheels: 15x14
  • 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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