ICONIC FORD GT40 RACERS THAT WON LE MANS ARE REBORN
Posted on Thursday 01-21-2016
Shelby, Superformance and Safir GT40 parts are set to release a limited edition GT40 MKII commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1-2-3 finish in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 27th, 2016.
Irvine, California (January, 2016) – Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s era continuation sports cars, has collaborated with Shelby American Inc. to release 20 limited edition GT40 MKIIs at the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 27th, 2016. These special edition GT40s will be exact replicas of the Le Mans winning cars- right hand drive and right hand shift, just like the originals driven by Bruce McLaren, Ken Miles, and Dan Gurney.
In June of 1966 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GT40 MKII made American racing history with a dominating 1-2-3 finish. The Shelby-American team produced cars that took the top two places. The GT40 has won more prestigious race events than nearly any other road-race car in history. Own a piece of racing history with the limited release of the legendary GT40 MKII by Shelby and Superformance.
“We’re very excited to release this special edition GT40 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Le Mans victory,” said Superformance CEO, Lance Stander. “Having known Carroll Shelby personally, we know how proud he was of this victory and can’t think of a better way to commemorate it.”
Shelby GT40 continuation cars are as true to the originals as you can get. The engineers paid such close attention to detail when recreating the car, that over 90% of the vehicles parts are interchangeable with the original car and chassis. Using an exact replica of the original all steel monocoque, unibody chassis, that is made up of over 244 laser cut, pressed and bent steel panels. It had twice the torsional strength of the formula one cars of the day. Shelby GT40 MKII vehicles include modern luxuries and safety features such as: air conditioning, Wilwood brakes, Bilstein shocks with H & R springs, and adjustable pedal box, making it just as comfortable on the street as it is on the track.
All 50th Anniversary GT40s will come with special gold 50th Anniversary Shelby badging, logos, and features. 3 Color schemes will be available; Bruce McLaren edition (Black with silver stripes), Ken Miles edition (Blue with white stripes), and Dan Gurney edition (Red with white stripes). The recommended power source is a specially prepared Shelby Aluminum block 427 FE engine. All will come with a special Anniversary badge stating what number in the limited edition sequence it is, as well as a unique Shelby issued MSO and place in the Shelby Registry, thanks to a specially reserved block of GT40P serial numbers for this series. Starting with GT40 P 2050 to 2069.
Shelby and its Dealer network is now taking orders for the 50th Anniversary GT40 MKII.
For more information on Superformance, the 50th Anniversary GT40 and its full line of continuation vehicles email us at email@example.com. www.Superformance.com www.shelbyamerican.com
Superformance is a distributor of Complete Continuation and reproductions of 1960’s race and street cars and was one of the first players in the industry. We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service. Our products are endorsed by our licensees from trade mark holders which adds authenticity and increases the resale value. Superformance products are manufactured using all new parts which are factory assemble to ensure continuity and consistency in construction. All GT40 sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry. Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have distributed over 4000 units worldwide.
ABOUT SHELBY AMERICAN, INC.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2016 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor and Shelby F-150 muscle truck. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com
ABOUT SAFIR GT40 SPARES
Safir GT40 Spares was established in 1999. A Cincinnati, Ohio based company owned and operated by three partners John Sadler, Brady Pack, and Bob Wood who all own original GT 40 road cars. The company provides spare parts and technical help to owners of GT40’s primarily the MK V models. Safir