Video: Ford GT40 From "Ford Vs. Ferrari" Put Up For Sale
Auction house Mecum will hold an auction in January 2020 for a replica of a 1966 Ford GT40 sports car. This car took part in the filming of the film "Ford v Ferrari".
The car was built by the Californian firm Superformance, which specializes in creating replicas of the iconic American sports cars. The car was made long before the shooting, but after seeing it, the producers of the picture decided to take this particular car for one of the main characters - the racer Ken Miles, played by Christian Bale.
- The replica reproduces the original Ford GT40 as closely as possible: both the appearance of the racing car, including the three-color Gulf Blue livery and rims, as well as the interior. However, the car also has modern components. So, the air conditioning control unit is hidden in the glove compartment.
- The chassis is also modern. Front and rear independent suspension, H&R sport springs, Bilstein shocks and Wilwood disc brakes. Instead of the original seven-liter V8 and four-speed "mechanics", the copy is equipped with an 8.4-liter V8 from the tuning studio Roush Performance, with a capacity of more than 600 hp. A five-stage "mechanics" works in tandem with the unit.
The car's values are added by the autographs of Charlie Agapiu, team leader Ken Miles, and Peter Miles, the son of the British driver. Together with a replica Ford GT40, the 1967 Ford Mustang, also known as Eleanor, will be auctioned in early January. This coupe was featured in Gone in 60 Seconds in 2000.
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