FORD GT40 MKIII 1970
Our own car...
Ford GT40 Recreation. Superbly and professionally built by John Arnold at Revival Motorsport.
Modified GTD chassis fitted with superbly finished and accurately detailed KVA Mark 3 body. Built with pedantic attention to detail and accuracy:
Correct Marchal lamps - Chromed brass framed side windows (opening).
All catches and openers etc as per original (including rear clip catches from a BAC 1-11 aircraft - as per the originals).
Ford 351 Cleveland 4V engine tuned by Osseli engineering to in excess of 350bhp - but beautifully smooth and tractable.
Renault 21T Gearbox rebuilt by Chris Cole at Mach Transmissions with higher 5th gear ratio and strengthened main shaft.
New drive shafts professionally manufactured (not welded) by GKN Driveline services.
Interior exactly as per original with central gearchange (With reverse lock) all clocks and switches as per the genuine article - even the seats and seat belts and steering wheel are exactly as Ford intended.
Remanufactured over-riders modified from Ford Anglia items - just as they were in the 1960's.
Borrani style alloy rimmed, stainless spoked wire wheels with knock on spinners.
Cosworth brakes with twin servos.
Professionally built by Revival Motorsport based just next to Mallory Park circuit to accurately replicate the Von Karajan Mark III (but in RHD). (See History and Paperwork section). The car has better performance and tractability than the original and must be the best replica of this car in the world today. Less than 1500 miles since built (over 6 years)
All suspension joints are designed for practical road use (i.e. not rose joints that lead to a harsh ride and wear out quickly)
Fitted with a fire extinguisher.
Radiator fitted with automatic bleed nipples which ensure that no air gets trapped in the cooling system, fitted with twin thermostatically controlled fans.
1970 Period Registration and Historic Road Tax.
The V5C shows the car as a Ford 2 Door - 5.7 V8 - Declared manufactued 1970
Importantly this means should the car be purchased outside of the UK the new buyer should have no problems getting this car through the regulations and it will be deemed a 1970 GT40 on future paperwork.
The car will be on display at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed - June30th - July 3rd 2011 in the Orange hospitality area. Please get in touch if you would like to view the car during this period.
Ed Gibson - 07970 464360