Shelby GT40 - 50th Anniversary


 

In the early '60s, Ford Motor Co. was in talks to buy Ferrari and after negotiations broke down, Henry Ford II was determined to show the 'house of Enzo' that Ford could field a world beating racing platform.

With the racing and team success of the Shelby Cobra and Daytona Cobra Coupes (powered by Ford engines), Henry Ford II turned to Carroll Shelby to get the 'W' on the world's biggest stage - the 24hours of LeMans. And win they did, Ford and Shelby combined for a 1-2-3 sweep of the '66 race and the overall 'W' for four straight years '66-69.

In honor of that historic win, Shelby American will build a limited run of (20) 50th Anniversary Shelby GT40 MkII cars to honor this historic racing platform.

These continuation cars are built around the original style steel monocoque unibody chassis and fully independent suspension using unequal length A-arms. Over two-thirds of the parts are interchangeable with the original racecar. In fact, it comes with the Gurney bubble and can even be ordered in the original right hand drive.

The car also stays true to the original GT40 MkII's dimensions (163in long and 40in high) with the same 2x 10gallon fuel tanks. Even the cockpit stays true to the original with Smith style gauges and silver riveted seats. It can be ordered in right or left-hand drive and in 3 different color configurations including black/silver, blue/white, red/white with the original 15" Halibrand style pin drive wheels. Other than the introduction of adding the creature comfort of air conditioning, with a big block 427 engine installed, this car looks, sounds and feels like it just stepped out of Parc Ferme.

 *Engine & Transmission not included.

50th Anniversary Shelby GT40 - USD $169,995* (Engine & Transmission not included)

 

 

Standard Features

50th Anniversary Features

Available Paint Configurations

Optional Features

- Original style steel Monocoque chassis

- Transmission cooler for GT40 MKII

- Original style suspension

- Limited edition 50th Anniversary chassis number

Period correct paint & roundels

- Four point bolt-in roll bar

- Aluminum radiator

- 50th Anniversary floor and sill mats

- [Black/Silver] McLaren/Amon: GT40/1046 LeMans 1st place

- Engine bay roll bar

- Wilwood brakes

- Dayglo red quicks jacks

- [Blue/White] Miles/Hulme: GT40/1015 LeMans 2nd place

- Chassis paint option (for non-standard color)

- Stainless steel fuel tanks (2 X 10 Gallon)

- Aluminum door eyebrows

- [Red/White] Gurney/Grant: GT40/1047 LeMans raced

- Canard wings

- Period correct engine oil cooler

- Vertical wind deflectors

 

- Shifter located on sill (for RHD GT40's only)

- Original Halibrand style 15" pin drive wheels

- Gurney bubble

 

- 427FE install kit (ZF bracketing)

(painted)

- Modified seats for taller drivers

 

- Black or silver ceramic coated exhaust

- 15" radial tires

- Roundel lights

 

- DOT approved Avon tires with historic tread design

- Full leather interior

- Front hood latch with cables