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Ford (E.R.A.) GT40 - 1965

Objekt nr. 13624883

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Modell: Kupé
Växellåda: Manuell
Drivmedel: Bensin
Färg: Svart, Vit
År: 1965
Mätarställning (enhet): engelska miles
Mätarställning: 5800
Certifikat tillgängligt: Ja
Skick: I mycket bra skick
Märke: Ford
Registrerad i land: Germany
Modelltyp: GT40

Ford GT40 short introduction:

Undoubtedly the most important sports racing prototype in Ford’s illustrious history, the GT40 began with the manufacturer’s intention to return to sports car competition. After a failed bid to acquire Ferrari, which only sweetened the allure of dethroning the vaunted Scuderia on the race track, Ford entered preliminary talks with three companies, including Lotus, regarding the acquisition of a proprietary race car design.
Aware of the increasing success of rear-engine cars, Ford sought to field a model that could match the Maranello 250 LM and soon focused on Eric Broadley’s revolutionary Lola Mk 6 GT, which employed a Colatti transaxle to absorb the immense torque of an American V8. When the ink had dried, Broadley was commissioned to consult on the development of the Ford race car, which was soon named GT40 because of its 40-inch height. A new subsidiary design and engineering studio, Ford Advanced Vehicles, was created at a British plant in Slough, while Broadley’s Lolas were independently built at a site within view.
Following the construction of a dozen prototypes, the GT40 entered the Mark I production, with 50 copies which were required in order to meet FIA’s homologation minimum. Many of these cars were trimmed as race cars and sold to privateers, some with substantial factory support, while others were appointed as road cars and sold through Ford’s dealer network.
After the GT40 suffered a series of disappointing retirements during the 1964 racing season, Carroll Shelby was famously recruited to lead the 1965 campaign under his Shelby American team, though the factory also provided substantial support to the Holman-Moody and Alan Mann teams, among others. A variety of eventual tweaks, including a larger 7 l engine, as well as continued chassis development from Detroit’s Kar Kraft (the new American equivalent of FAV), propelled the GT40 to a 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the Shelby American team showcasing star names like Bruce McLaren, Ken Miles, and Dennis Hulme. The GT40, of course, went on to win Le Mans for three further consecutive years, and it remains an American motoring legend, breathtaking in its performance, design, rarity, and historic cachet.


Ford (E.R.A.) GT40 #2066 Facts:

This car is a 1965 E.R.A. GT40 Mk1, factory built by E.R.A. in New Britain CT USA at 2011, chassis ERA #2066, delivered from the factory on 13.01.2012 in black/black with cream white stripe package (this GT40 is not a kit car).

Semi-stainless monocoque chassis, identical to the original, fibreglass coachwork with pressed steel roof, John Wyer wide body (Gulf car style), centre cooling outlet section, identical to the original GT40 #P1075, driver position on the left side, two cross-linked impact-resistant foam-filled Header tanks (polyethylene tanks), identical to the original in the right and left sill areas of the chassis with a total capacity of 16 gallons (60 l).

Engine & Cooling:
475 hp Ford motorsport rear engine with 347 cui (5,7 l), DID (Capacitive Discharge Ignition system) small block V8 with 4 dual Weber carburettors supplied from two electrical driven boost pumps, Ford 302 Windsor cylinder heads and an Aviad oil pan, engine oil dry sump cooler system, complete with cooling fan, Bundle-of-snakes exhaust system, set up for 289/302 Windsor ports, ceramic-silver coated exhaust system, Aluminum water pipes to replace hoses for the front, die-cast aluminium water radiator with an twin electrical cooling fan and electrical water pump system.

The gear train includes a German 5-speed ZF 5DS gearbox, identical to the original, a custom bell housing, and custom half shafts.

Rolling stock:
Set Halibrand GT40 6-pin drive Aluminum wheels with 3 inch centre lock, identical to the original, front 8x15, rear 10x15, powder-coated in titanium gold for street legal certified rides, fitted with Avon CR6ZZ tyres, 225/60 R 15 front and 295/50 R 15 rear, with “E” number (will be entered into the vehicle papers / incl. German inspection - TÜV - currently in the approval phase). Additionally, we offer a set of BRM GT40 6-pin drive magnesium race wheels with 3 inch centre lock, identical to the original, front 10x16, rear 12x16, powder-coated in titanium gold, for the race track fitted with Goodyear Eagle tyres, 23.5x10.5-16 front and 27.0x14.0-16 rear, G18 semi-slicks, and on request, we can optionally offer additional Goodyear Eagle tyres, 23.0x11.5-16 front and 25.5x14.5-16 rear, WG18 Rain (both tyre sizes entered into the vehicle papers / incl. German inspection - TÜV).

Brakes & Suspension:
GM 4 brake pistons/calipers with ventilated discs, cooled by a ram air system from the front inlets, dual brake master cylinders with balance bar fitted on an adjustable pedal box, left hand handbrake lever, Spax suspension including front & rear double-adjustable shocks with Eibach springs, suspended with front & rear sway bars, adjustable anti-roll bar.

Interior Fittings:
In the cockpit panel has an Stewart Warner instrumentation, air conditioning, heater and defroster, black leather hammock type seats including brass rings and fitted with seat sliders, four-point safety harness, custom floor and door sound proofing, competition type door pulls inside the door panels, acrylic race side windows with hand flap door, identical to the original, black carpet, detachable leather steering wheel (quick release), windshield washer system and wiper motor.

Other Particulars:
Rust proofing & undercoating, radiator stone guard, Deltron-painted chassis, rack & pinion steering, Cibie headlamps, identical to the original, custom aluminium heat shields for the rear coachwork underside, custom SS (stainless steel) head shielding for rear bulkhead, custom heat shielding firewall, heat shielding on upper portion of rear deck.

This fabulous Forty with a current mileage of 5.800 miles is for sale now, it was first registered in Islip New York, USA, as a 1965 E.R.A. GT40 (according to the US title), two previous owners in the USA , imported to Germany in October 2016, sold with German papers & classic car registration (H license plate, appraisals according to the German StVZO § 23) and including a valuation certificate with a rating of “1”!

The vehicle can be viewed any time on our premises in 27607 Geestland, Germany.
We can also deliver the vehicle on request of the buyer.

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Medlem sedan: 12 augusti 2017

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