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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted on October 30, 2017 @ 10:59 am