A tribute to the legendary Ford race car that took the top three positions at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, this 2008 Superformance GT40 MKII, chassis P2210, wears the iconic blue and orange Gulf Oil livery and is powered by a fuel-injected Ford Windsor V8 stroker producing around 550 HP. Constructed over a steel monocoque chassis with a steel-pressed roof, this Superformance GT40 is equipped with Bilstein coilovers, Wilwood brakes, air conditioning, a rearview camera system, a Holley Sniper electronic fuel-injection system, and a Bundle of Snakes stainless steel exhaust system. Remaining under the care of its original owner, this Superformance GT40 MKII is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Delaware showing just over 5k miles on the odometer.
The monocoque unibody chassis is constructed from electro galvanized steel with a pressed steel roof, and is said to be an exact reproduction of the original GT40 race car body. This example wears the iconic Gulf Oil livery used on the 1968-69 Le Mans-winning cars, finished in Gulf Powder Blue (P030-8013) and Marigold (P030-3393), with painted #7 roundels. Equipment includes a “gurney bubble” in the driver’s side roof to accommodate a racing helmet, encapsulated headlights, side plexiglass windows with pop-out vents, a ¾” thick plexiglass bulkhead window to reduce noise, polished bullet-style door mirrors, dual rear air intakes, a clamshell hood and engine cover, a polished fuel filler, and integrated dual chrome exhaust tips. The seller reports that the front clamshell was refinished due to underside scratches and clear coat lifting from prior paint protection film installation. The 17” BRM wheels are finished in matching orange, wearing knock-off hubs with custom GT40 hub covers, and are mounted with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. An additional set of matching 15” Hallibrand wheels with Avon tires are said to accompany the sale.
The cabin features twin fixed-back racing seats with stainless steel ventilation grommets and Willans harnesses, upholstered in black Alcantara, which have been modified to accommodate taller drivers. Amenities include a removable three-spoke Monolita steering wheel with a vintage-style GT40 horn button, Smiths instrumentation, air conditioning, dash-mounted rocker switches, a roof-mounted rear camera system with the screen at the base of the windscreen, an Alcantara-wrapped center console, GT40-branded floor mats, and a carpeted rear bulkhead. The seller reports that the gauge tags are included but have yet to be installed, and the fuel gauge reads at ½ to protect the Holley EFI system.
This Superformance GT40 MKII is powered by a Performance Engineering Ford Windsor 427 V8 with a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel h-beams, aluminum forged pistons, a custom-ground 600 lift hydraulic roller camshaft, Air Flow Research CNC ported aluminum heads, and Edelbrock Victor JR. intake manifold, MSD ignition, and a ceramic-coated Bundle of Snakes center-exit exhaust system. Dyno results show an output of 556 HP and 525 lb.-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an RBT 5-speed manual transaxle. A Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system was added in 2021. The suspension is fitted with Bilstein adjustable coilovers with H&R springs at all four corners, and stopping power is derived from vented discs with Wilwood brake calipers at all four corners. The seller reports that routine maintenance has been conducted throughout their ownership.
This sale will include owner’s manuals, the original window sticker, associated literature, and an additional set of 15” Hallibrand wheels.
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