2006 Ford GT40 by CAV
Asking Price: £89,950
2006 CAV Ford GT40
Date of first registration - 18.12.2006
Registration number - BAG 970S
Chassis number - 1A88M0N0B66
Engine number - 8361
Current Mileage - 3,200
With the weight of the Ford empire behind him and the desire to make waves amongst the established teams, Henry Ford II set out to create a winning racing car. Ferrari was the benchmark, the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race the battleground.
Ford advanced vehicles was created and under the control of Eric Broadley. Immediately, the GT40 project was born. By August 1963 Broadley had designed the low, sleek coupe that would be billed to be number one on both road and track.
The mid-mounted Ford V8 and monocoque chassis became the signature specifications of the rugged, muscular supercar the world would soon come to adore.
In June 1966 the GT40 took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at Le Mans. A year on the GT40 Mark IV took the title from Ferrari. A year later the Mark I claimed yet another victory whilst sporting the famous Gulf Oil livery. The 1969 Le Mans 24 hour race provided the closest finish in the history of the event for Jackie Icky and Jackie Oliver in their GT40’s over rival team Porsche. Winning by a 2 second margin over a 24 hour race.
There are few motorcars in history that have enjoyed such success and inspired such an enormous following. Now thanks to a handful of skilled manufacturers, the legend lives on.
An introduction to CAV GT40’s:
(Further details are available on request.)
TIG welded, stainless steel monocoque. Incorporates roll over and side impact protection bars. Manufactured to accept a bolt in roll cage for racing purposes.
Front - Front uprights CNC machined from billet aluminium. A-frame wishbones, both bump steer and anti roll bar linkage adjustment.
Rear - Independent double trailing links with inverted A-frame wishbones. Adjustable anti roll bar linkage coupled to cast aluminium uprights.
Ford Racing V8 available in various states of tune, ranging from 400 to 550+ brake horse power.
Competition coil over type gas damper shocks with adjustable damping rate
Dual circuit, front rear split with servo assistance, tandem master cylinder with proportioning valve. Wilwood 4 pot racing callipers and rotors as standard.
Dual two ten gallon FIA specification, dash mounted electronic change over switch.
Mark I body. Vinyl ester GRP.
Full leather interior, air conditioning, padded dashboard and high quality carpeting. Increased interior headroom allows for drivers up to 6 foot 5.
Stainless steel ‘bundle of snakes’.
The vehicle offered for sale here is sporting the Le Mans specification wide body. Finished in full Gulf livery with black leather upholstery, this example is in exceptional condition throughout.
Equipped with a 302 cubic inch Ford Racing V8 with quad 48IDF Webber Carburettors.
Producing in the region of 475 bhp and propelling this lightweight car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and onto a top speed of more than 200 mph. This really is a staggeringly quick car.
Period features include BRM wheels, ‘Gurney bubble’ to drivers door, full Gulf livery, racing fuel bags (switchable).
Following it’s manufacture, this car remained under the ownership of CAV and was used as their press car throughout 2006.
Having only formed part of quality private collections since new, this car has been extremely well maintained and cherished by it’s three former keepers. To be sold complete with a current MOT, V5 logbook, two keys and full CAV owners manual.