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1966 Ford GT40

Ford GT40 1966 on the circuit
Ford GT40 1966 on the circuit

Built by Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Division in Ford of Britain The GT40 had been successful of the racing circuit for several years. In 66 Ford introduced a street modified version for $18,500.

Ford GT40 1966 Drivers position
Ford GT40 1966 Drivers position

These cars were so unique that the Drivers seat was custom fit for the owner,  like a good suit you had to visit the tailor for measurements and at least one fitting before you could take it home your self.

 

Customers bought in so fast that the original production run of 50 was doubled to  100.

Ford GT40 1966 on the street
Ford GT40 1966 on the street

To make it street legal Ford detuned the 4.7 liter V8 engine so that it “only” produced 335 bhp at 6250 and added special exhaust silencers.

Ford GT40 1966 overhead
Ford GT40 1966 overhead

For the drivers of these machines on the streets there were also some luxuries, softer brake linings and 25% reduction of the stiffness of the shocks.

Ford GT40 1966 open door
Ford GT40 1966 open door