Plans announced for 50 copies of two-time Le Mans-winning GT40

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50 of these Gulf Ford GT40 Le Mans racers will be produced | Le Mans Coupes photos

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.

Each car comes with a 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.

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The cockpit includes air conditioning

“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.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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