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Behold: A Ford GT40 Replica so Accurate, the Parts Are Interchangeable With a Real GT40

Behold: A Ford GT40 Replica so Accurate, the Parts Are Interchangeable With a Real GT40: Shelby American, Inc.

Shelby American, Inc.

Finding the right gift to commemorate an anniversary can be difficult. But if you’ve been searching for the perfect item to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Ford GT40 MKII’s Le Mans victory, you’re in luck: Superformance is selling 20 near-perfect Ford GT40 replicas.

You can find these wonders at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction, where Superformance’s collaboration with Shelby brings us GT40 MKII replicas that are exact copies of the Le Mans-winning ones driven by Bruce McLaren, Ken Miles, and Dan Gurney in 1966.

More than 90 percent of the cars’ parts are interchangeable with the original car and chassis. But, thankfully, they do come with some luxuries the originals did not, like air conditioning modern shocks. They do not, however, come equipped with engines — Superformance humbly suggests you check out the Shelby 427.

“We’re very excited to release this special edition GT40 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Le Mans victory,” Superformance CEO Lance Stander said in a statement. “Having known Carroll Shelby personally, we know how proud he was of this victory and can’t think of a better way to commemorate it.”

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Considering that an original GT40 has sold for $11 million, the replica’s cost for the rolling chassis at $169,995 — with the drivetrain and install procedure an estimated $60,000 — is a bargain.
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H/t Road and Track

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