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This Custom Ford GT40 Looks Like an Angry Coyote Ready for Action

Ford GT40 officially made its debut in the world of racing in 1964 at the Nürburgring, but things didn’t go exactly as planned due to a suspension problem.
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And while the first attempts to build a car that would dominate every single race pretty much failed, everything changed once Carroll Shelby took over the effort, turning the GT40 into a winning machine.

1965 marked the beginning of an impressive list of race wins that turned the GT40 into a legend, the car getting the top stop at the Daytona 2000 in the hands of Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby. And even though the most impressive victory was recorded in 1966 when Ken Miles, Bruce McLaren, and Ronnie Bucknum won the podium at Le Mans, getting a ’65 Ford GT40 has become a dream for so many people. Today, that dream can finally come true.

The folks over at Vanguard Motor are selling a custom GT40 built by Active Power Cars and which is powered by a new 5.0-liter Coyote EFI V8 engine developing 420 horsepower and paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The powertrain package also includes ECU tuning, a Boss 302 alternator kit, and custom-built headers and exhaust.

Needless to say, the list of upgrades doesn’t stop here, so you also get a custom chassis, air conditioning, Ford racing seats, black carpeting, and a leather-wrapped dashboard and center console.

The GT40 comes painted in Light Blue Metallic and features Ford racing stripes. It rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels and obviously runs just perfectly, with the garage explaining that it’s ready to “be enjoyed on the track or the road.

The new engine has just 194 miles (312 km) on the clock since it’s been rebuilt.

As for the price, don’t forget the GT40 is a legend, and such iconic models don’t come cheap. The garage is selling the car for $129,900.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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