It’s been 50 years since the Golf Ford GT40 P/1075 posted its second consecutive victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. In celebration, Superformance, Safir GT40 and Gulf have announced a run of 50 “toolroom copies and tribute editions” of that car.
Not only will each of those cars come with a series chassis number and a plaque listing the 25 employees key to the P/1075’s success, it also will include a limited-edition Gulf GT40 guitar.
The “tribute editions” will be “outwardly indistinguishable from the real thing,” the producers said in their announcement, adding that the buyers can select from various Roush-built V8 engines and a Quaife RFQ or ZF RBT transaxle.
“The full road-going specification is inclusive of air conditioning and prices start at £185,000 ($225,000).”
Superformance also will offer HTP FIA-eligible “toolroom copies” of the pre-1966 Mk1 GT40 with prices starting at £250,000 ($304,000).
“We’ve had a chance to make our own comparison of the fabulous P/1075 continuation cars with the genuine article, which featured in the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed event, and are very excited by what we are able to offe,” said Le Mans Coupes Ltd. managing director Oliver Hulme.
“Only one person can own the original and that’s unlikely to come to market anytime soon, and will be way beyond the pocket of 99.9 percent of enthusiasts if and when it does.
“Under the circumstances these limited-edition Superformance re-creations have to be a serious consideration and amazing value for money.
“With the much vaunted ‘Ford V Ferrari’ film due out in November, interest in GT40s is the highest it’s been for years, and climbing.”
For more information, visit the Le Mans Coupes webiste.