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1966 Ford GT40 MKII Continuation ~ A Legend, Built The Right Way

1966 Ford GT40 MKII Continuation
1966 Ford GT40 MKII Continuation

Continuation GT40s are not pieces of kit car replica shenanigans put together with a case of cheap beer next to your buddies in the garage…

Few automobiles are as historically and culturally significant as the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40. A project of passion, the tale behind the legendary Ford GT40 has spawned documentaries, books, and, most recently, an Oscar-winning film.

Although it would be unfair to imply that interest in the Ford GT40 ever waned, 2019’s Hollywood blockbuster did no harm by showcasing the car — and its story — to a much wider audience.

This is the “star of the sounds” in the 2019 James Mangold film “Ford vs. Ferrari“. Known as Superformance No. 2134 was used as the sound engineering car for all the GT40 audio in the legendary film.

For the film, the car was fitted with 16 microphones in various areas to get that period correct and authentic sound.

1966 Ford GT40 Continuation Car Superformance No. 2134 Specifications and Notes

  • No. 2134 is listed in the Cobra and GT40 World Registry
  • This car was built to replicate Dan Gurney’s Candy Apple Red Le Mans MKII GT40
  • Over 10 years and a few trips to Superformance to replicate the original MKII and many original GT40 parts were sourced
  • Correct GT40 MKII spec 427ci side oiler V-8 producing 540hp
  • Built with a new block, heads, and all internals
  • Correct 1966 medium riser intake and a Holley 780cfm Le Mans bowl 4-Barrel carburetor
  • Correct plexiglass carburetor air horn
  • 1966 “Baldie” valve covers
  • “Bundle of Snakes” stainless headers fabricated from the original jigs
  • Correct aluminum engine cover
  • Original spec rear body clamshell sourced from an original 1966 GT40 MKII
  • Original 1966 Stewart Warner 240-A fuel pumps and mounting plate
  • 1966 Kar Kraft T44 4-Speed Manual Transaxle
  • Correct shifter and linkage sourced from Holman and Moody
  • Superformance chassis altered to 1966 MKII specs using original GT40 blueprints with correct motor mounts, cross member, bellhousing, Koni adjustable rear coil-over shocks, and springs
  • Bespoke fabricated 1966 spec rear grill and spoiler
  • Functional b-pillar cooling ducts for fuel pumps
  • Original rear air vent from Mario Andretti’s 1966 GT40 MKII
  • Original 1966 FIA-required suitcase boxes
  • Original-spec 1966 GT40 MKII A dash with military toggle switches and fuse block assembly
  • Stewart Warner gauges and a NOS cable-driven Jones 7,000 rpm Tachometer
  • Modified original look seats with rivets
  • Correct diameter steering wheel
  • Correct 1966 under-dash emergency brake
  • Correct 1966 tunnel cover
  • 1966 Lucas rearview mirror
  • Hand-Fabricated drivers side door handle pocket
  • 1966-spec front air dam
  • Correct NOS 1961 Corvair taillights
  • Hand-fabricated jack points crafted to 1966 spec