The Pick of the Day is advertised as a 1966 Ford GT40 with an asking price of $124,999.
Deal of the century for a GT40 Mk I “street-legal supercar”?
Well, as it turns out, this car being offered by its private owner in Gardnerville, Nevada, is not one of the cars that Ford raced at Le Mans but one that was constructed in 2004, and which immediately won “Best Domestic Automobile” honors at the 2004 SEMA Show.
“It was fantastic to be able to win that,” Andrew Broadley is quoted in the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “In a way, it showed us that what we were doing was right.”
Broadley was listed as one of three co-owners of GT40 North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Legend Motors World Wide. GT40 North America displayed a pair of its GT40 clones at the Roush Performance Engines stand at the 2004 SEMA Show. Roush’s 392 V8 was the powerplant of choice for the cars.
Broadley also is the son Eric Broadley, architect turned engineer and founder of Lola Cars. The original Ford GT was based on a Lola design.
The seller of the Pick of the Day notes that the car was titled as a California “Special Construction” in 2011 and is “not a kit car, but a handcrafted replica of the original GT40 Mk 1.
“Extremely correct carbon fiber body, weighing in at only 2,016 lbs makes it incredibly light. It shares much of the same DNA as its racing brothers.”
The ad adds that only 20 such North American GT40s were built.
The seller says the car, which cost more $210,000 new, has been driven about 4,000 miles. It has a Ford Racing 351cid V8 rated at 560 horsepower and Renault 5-speed manual transmission, but it also has power steering and brakes, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning and satellite radio with CD player.
As you can see, the car is white with blue racing stripes and has a black leather interior.