1965 Ford Tornado GT40 Replica For Sale
Vin Number: TS40-1092/96
Registration Number: NWJ584D
This superb 1965 Ford Tornado GT40 Replica is a reconstruction of the rare Mirage GT40 and is of the highest specification. In the 1960's, Mirage built 3 original GT40 lightweights, the most famous of which was the one driven by the late Steve McQueen. In its debut at Spa, in May 1967, the legendary endurance racer Jacky Ickx and the "Flying Dentist", Dr Dick Thompson, finished first overall. It was the first win for any car in this colour and livery. The original car sold in 2012 for a record $11million at RM Auctions.
This car is finished in powder blue and marigold with Mirage GT40 Gulf livery. It is powered by a superb highly tuned Ford 302 V8 engine which in itself is a work of art. Receipts show the build by EDA that include Edelbrock aluminium performance heads and a bundle of snakes exhaust system. Furthermore, there are 4 sets of twin choke down draft webber carburettors and special inlet manifold.
Featuring knock-on alloy wheels with spinners and lock pins & shod with new tyres all round . There is a built-in fire extinguisher system and air conditioning. Additionally, twin polished fuel caps for the twin fuel tanks with twin gauges. Rare removable door tops enable open top motoring!
Inside sees GT40 style seats, correct dashboard layout, classic gauges, Willans harness seatbelts and a GT40 style steering wheel. Chrome bullet mirrors complete the stylish look.
All in all, this 1965 Ford Tornado GT40 Replica is a stunning recreation of a very rare car. The bills that come with it are simply eye watering. An open cheque book approach was taken with the car to make it simply as good & accurate as possible & the results are a ferocious road going race car & is not for the faint of heart. It has seen little but regular use as part of a privqte collection of some 50 or so vehicles.