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2007 Ford GT40 Mk1 Alan Mann Racing

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Ext. Colour: Red
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5600 cc

Reference Number 203790

as of 11/28/2012

Overview
Car 2007 Ford GT
Mileage 2,046 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

This GT40 Mk1 was specially commissioned from Superformance in 2007 by Alan Mann as a celebration of the Alan Mann Racing Ford GT40 entry to the 1966 Sebring 12-Hours event, where two very special AMR prepared 'lightweight' GT40s raced in the team's legendary Red and Gold livery. The two GT40s were driven by the formidable talents of Sir John Whitmore/Frank Gardner alongside BRM Grand Prix team mates Graham Hill/Jackie Stewart, the latter pairing would be joined at the April Le Mans time trials by Paul Hawkins. 

The Alan Mann Racing Superformance GT40 passed its SVA Test and was registered late in 2007. The car was handed over to Alan Mann personally at the 2008 Autosport International Show at the NEC and was of course finished in the iconic AMR red and gold racing livery. It is the only customer car to feature a correct, original type ZF gearbox along with right-hand gear-change. Power comes from a Roush-built Ford 342 cu. ins. (5.6 litre) V-8 with 4-barrel throttle body fuel injection. The car sits on BRM style wheels, 8x15 front and 10x15 rear. Suspension is adjustable, rose-jointed with Bilstein coil-over shocks. The interior features seats trimmed as per original along with period style switches and Smiths gauges. However unlike the original the Superformance GT40 has air conditioning with the unit cleverly disguised as a dry sump tank!

The car has been little used since being built, most of the miles being put on when taken by Superformance to Le Mans, where it was met by Alan Mann. It has recently been tuned by Superformance and is “on the button” and ready to go.

The classic GT40 needs no introduction, the famous Ford taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours being the stuff of legend.

The Superformance GT40 Continuation is hand built by Hi-Tech in South Africa, under license from Safir Spares LLC who are holders of the GT40 trademark. In developing the GT40 continuation, engineers have gone to great lengths to ensure authenticity. So authentic in fact that the company can legally use the name “GT40” and over 85% of components, including the entire monocoque are interchangeable with an original car. The GT40 also carries the GT40/P chassis number and is eligible for the official GT40 registry. In addition, the race versions comply with the FIA Appendix K regulations for Historic Motorsport.