Ford GT40

  • 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype (Chassis GT/108)

    A Ford GT40 Roadster prototype, the only one in original condition, was sold at a 2019 Monterey Car Week auction.

  • Superformance Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075
    Superformance's Le Mans-winning Gulf Ford GT40 replica is ready to join your car collection

    Superformance is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075’s second-consecutive victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, by releasing a limited edition replica of the famed race car. Known as a toolroom copy, Superformance’s version of the P/1075 is a near carbon copy of...

  • 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta highlight Mecum Kissimmee auction

    The 2019 edition of Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida, auction will be filled with thousands of collector cars, but two, in particular, will grab the attention of enthusiasts. The auction will sell off a 1965 Ford GT40 Competition Prototype Roadster, one of two that survives today, and a 2016 Ferrari...

  • Superformance Future GT Forty GT40
    Superformance embraces the EcoBoost with Future Forty GT40

    The folks at Superformance have paired history with modern high performance. Usually, when you see a Superformance GT40 replicas, it roars with old-school V-8 fury. This one here however, dubbed the Future Forty and unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show, is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged...

  • 1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction
    1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction

    The story of Ford versus Ferrari is one that resonates with anyone interested in racing. Ferrari was the big bad bully on the block while Ford looked to make a splash on the global racing scene. To do so, the Blue Oval brand needed a win at the highest level. In 1966, Ford got that win with a 1-2-3...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype (Chassis GT/108)
    The first Ford GT40 Roadster is up for sale

    When it comes to rare cars, it doesn’t get much rarer than a Ford GT40 prototype, as just 12 were built. But even rarer still is a prototype for the Ford GT40 Roadster, of which just four were built and only one remains in its original condition. That one prototype, the 1965 Ford GT40...

  • Ford GT40 shows up to drag racing event and does well against modern cars

    Though a Ford GT40 replica isn't exactly the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat's grandfather, the stately elder and the rorty modern muscle machine recently met. If only the two cars could actually talk to one another. The meet-n-greet was captured by the folks at 1320video on YouTube. This latest video is supremely entertaining because it does show what a proper GT40 replica is capable of achieving. This car comes from our friends at Superformance and it's packing 427 cubic inches of heat behind the driver. In the world of Cobra, Daytona Coupe, and GT40 replica cars, the stuff from Superformance is...

  • Godsil Divino
    Before the Manhattan V16, Godsil planned a Ford GT40 successor with an X-16 engine

    On Monday, we brought you the first images of the Manhattan V16, a luxurious grand tourer proposed by American startup Godsil Motorcars. But long before Godsil founder and namesake Jason Godsil dreamed of reviving America’s once proud ultra-luxury automotive sector, he hoped to build a...

  • Crash during 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting
    Watch a Ford GT40 collide with a Can-Am McLaren at Goodwood

    The various events held on the grounds surrounding Goodwood House in the United Kingdom are some of the greatest motorsport outings around, simply because it’s often a chance to see racing machines of yesteryear find their way back to where they belong: the race track. But, drivers risk these...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 bearing chassis number P/1054
    A fully restored Mk1 Ford GT40 headed to 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance

    Anyone within driving distance of Braselton, Georgia should head down this weekend for the annual Atlanta Concours d’Elegance. Why? Because a very special car will be on display for the first time since undergoing a full restoration. The car is the 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40...

  • 1966 Ford GT40, chassis P1046 at Lime Rock Park
    Restored Le Mans-winning 1966 Ford GT40 unveiled at Le Mans

    Four a couple months now, we've been following the restoration of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40 Mk II, chassis P1046, that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car was purchased in 2014 by Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte. While it was in pretty good shape...

  • RK Motors Ford GT40 restoration project
    1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part four: attention to detail

    A few weeks ago, we began following the restoration of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the car in 2014. While the GT40 was in pretty good shape, it wasn't in the same...

  • A couple weeks ago, we started following the restoration of the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the car, chassis number P1046, in 2014 and enlisted the services of Rare Drive, Inc. of East Kingston, New Hampshire, to restore this legend. Not that the car was in bad shape. After doing time as a transmission test mule and changing hands numerous times over the years, P1046 just wasn't in configuration of its greatest achievement, and that needed to change. We've already seen part one, which focused on...

  • RK Motors Ford GT40 restoration project
    1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part two: disassembly

    Last week we learned that Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. While chassis number P1046 was in perfectly good shape, it wasn't outfitted as it was when it won Le Mans. It had done time as a transmission...

  • 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part one

    If it's not the most important race car in Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] history, it's in the top three. Ford GT40 Mk. II chassis number P1046 was the car that officially won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It was the culmination of Ford's effort to beat Ferrari at its own game, and not only did...

  • Superformance GT40 MkII 50th Anniversary edition
    Superformance Launches 50th Anniversary Ford GT40

    Fifty years ago, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] together with Shelby American secured a historic 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a trio of GT40 MkII racers. While Ford is celebrating the anniversary with its new GT, entering the car in this year’s race, Superformance, which has...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 replica from ‘Fast Five’ - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Replica Ford GT40 From ‘Fast Five’ Heads To Auction

    Fans of the 2011 movie Fast Five will immediately recognize this Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40. It’s a replica built exclusively for filming of the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and featured prominently at the start of the movie, during the train heist scene. Now...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype (Chassis GT/108)
    1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype In Detail: Video

    A 1965 Ford GT40 roadster prototype will cross the block at the RM Auctions Monterey sale.

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    General Motors offered up the first retail 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to the highest bidder during a Barrett-Jackson event at the Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend. The winning bidder, NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick, ended up bidding $1 million for the car, the same amount he paid for the first 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible and $100k less than what he paid for the first 2014 Corvette Stingray. MUST SEE: 770-Horsepower Lykan Hypersport Set For 2014 Top Marques Monaco Debut All proceeds from the sale will go to support the Karmanos...

  • 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype offered by Mecum Auctions (Images: Mecum Auctions)
    1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, Other Rare Cars Hit Mecum Auction

    If you've always wanted a Ford GT40, then keep your eyes on Mecum Auctions next month as a rare 1964 prototype model is set to cross the block. ALSO SEE: Full Specs On Callaway's 652-Horsepower Supercharged Camaro Z/28 The stunning vehicle is listed as GT/104, the forth ever prototype of the car...

  • 1966 Ford GT40 Mark I found in Southern California garage.
    Ford GT40 Mk I Unearthed In Southern California Garage

    Who doesn't love a good barn find story, even if it takes place in a garage?

  • Dan Gurney in 1965 - image: Lothar Spurzem
    Dan Gurney To Discuss Ford GT40 At Amelia Island Concours

    While the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is best known for its superb selection of historically significant and interesting automobiles (and its perpetually idyllic weather), Bill Warner and his staff also manage to produce some of the best automotive and motorsport-related seminars...

  • The Ford GT40 on track
    2013 Goodwood Revival To Honor 50 Years Of The Ford GT40

    In 1963, the Ford Motor Company came very close to acquiring Ferrari, which was (discreetly) up for sale. Ford spent a significant amount of time and money conducting due diligence, and the deal was close to signing when Ferrari suddenly broke off negotiations. Under the terms demanded by Ford...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 - image: RM Auctions
    1965 Ford GT40 Expected To Hit $3 Million At Auction

    In 1963, the Ford Motor Company very nearly became the owner of Ferrari. Ford reportedly invested millions of dollars on due diligence, only to have Enzo Ferrari back out of the deal after learning his cars would be ineligible to compete in the Indy 500 under Ford’s ownership. That...

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