FORD GTD 40

This Ford GTD 40 Mk1 ‘wide body’ is the ultimate recreation of the iconic Gulf Oil-sponsored car number ‘6’ piloted to victory by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver at the 1969 Le Mans 24-Hour race. Attention to detail on this car is in a class of its own, with much time spent sourcing original parts and reworking it to drive and handle as a fast road or competitive race car. The engine is a genuine 327ci (5.4-litre) racing unit supplied by Ford Motor Sport in the USA, rated at 450hp and breathing via a quartet of Weber IDF carburettors. Fabricated by Tony Law, the exhaust system is a fully balanced crossover type complete with megaphone secondaries, Cermachrome coated for reduced engine compartment heat. The car also comes with standard silencers. Its transaxle is a Renault UN13, built by Chris CoIe of Mach 1 Transmissions, incorporating a Quaife limited-slip differential, solid main shaft, custom internals and an extra-long fifth gear.

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