Though Mary Poppins always said a spoonful of sugar makes life’s challenges easier, we think she meant to say “GT40.” Just this morning we taped a photo of this 1966 Ford GT40 to our bathroom mirror and discovered our coffee tasted sweeter and our dog nearly followed a command. Such is GT40’s power even stoic race car drivers prattle on when asked about their time behind the wheel. Not surprising, this, as the GT40 won LeMans no fewer than four times, dominated international sports car racing for years, launched many a career and is spectacularly beautiful. This particular ’66 GT40 was originally sold as a road car to race team owner Georges Fillipinetti who commissioned Graber to turn it into a show car. By ’67 though, the car had sold to new owners who prepped the car for competition. It’s remained a competition car ever since. In its current state of tune the GT40 boasts a 302ci Ford V8 with Gurney Weslake heads and Downdraft Weber 48 IDA carburetors. The red paint looks strikingly similar to the shade gracing many a Scuderia Filipinetti cars and appears to be perfect. Better still, the car is listed by Bruce Canepa who only sells the best cars, in the best condition. It is, in short, ready for the track or concours field and offers its next owner a unique opportunity to enjoy a fast, historically significant and beautiful car. Find it for sale here on the Canepa website in Scotts Valley, California.
Real Deal – 1966 Ford GT40
June 29, 2012 by Leave a Comment