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The 2018 GT40® - Own a new version of the supercar that made racing history

Licensed by Safir GT40 Spares Ltd, manufactured by Superformance Ltd.

Our company focus is to preserve the iconic GT40 brand. Today, we license production of the official GT40 supercars to Superformance. Superformance has been producing our GT40 cars for over a decade and now are responsible for building approximately 2/3 of all genuine GT40 cars ever produced.


View GT40 cars from Superformance >

View GT40 MkI photos from Superformance >

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GT40 guitars

GT40™ Victory Series Guitars

A limited edition commemorative series GT40™ guitar series. Only 100 guitars with matching chassis numbers to each victorious car that dominated auto racing 50 years ago.

Every guitar produced has a chassis plate relating to an actual GT40 car. The limited edition Victory series guitars reflect the style, shape, roundel number and matching chassis number of some of the most revered cars in the world. These guitars are manufactured by Hoodoo Guitars with top quality materials and uniquely engineered to be like no other guitar ever made.

1966 Le Mans winner - GT40 chassis 1046 - 100 guitars produced


1967 Le Mans winner - GT40 chassis J5 - 100 guitars produced


1968 Le Mans winner - GT40 chassis 1075 - 100 guitars produced


1969 Le Mans winner - GT40 chassis 1075 - 100 guitars produced


More information, pre-order launch date and photos of the official GT40™ Supercar guitars coming soon.

GT40 History - Peter Thorp speaks

The MkV Story - Video and Letter from Peter Thorp from Safir Engineering

GT40 Mark I Photos

View our Superformance GT40 Mark I Photos

GT40 Mark II Photos

View our Superformance GT40 Mark II Photos

ABOUT SAFIR GT40 SPARES LTD.

Safir GT40 Spares Ltd, is the official GT40 trademark holder and is dedicated to accurate GT40 history.

Safir GT40 Spares, Limited was established in 1999 by Brady Pack, John Sadler, and Bob Wood to provide spare parts and technical assistance to all GT40 owners, in particular the Mk V version. Following the completion of the 40th and final GT40 Mk V, serial number GT40-P-1145, the remaining parts, body molds, casting patterns, and manufacturing drawings were shipped from Byfleet England to the Safir GT40 Spares offices in Milford, Ohio USA.



Ford GT Prototype

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Built early 1964 at Ford Advanced Vehicles in Slough, just west of Heathrow Airport. This car suffered from aerodynamic issues therefore unstable at high speed. Constant modification would eventually solve the high speed stability issue. Twelve of these vehicles were constructed.

Ford GT40 Mark I, Mark II, Mark III

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Started building early 1965 at Ford Advanced Vehicles in Slough.
The P stands for production. These cars were available to the public. January 1, 1967 JW Engineering took over production, same building same address.
A Mark II won Lemans in 1966.
A Mark I won Lemans in 1968.
A Mark I won Le Mans in 1969.

Ford J Car, Mark IV

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Designed and built in the USA by Ford, the first J-Car was ready for testing early 1966. Twelve of these cars were built but not available to the public. J-5 won lemans in 1967.

GT40 Mark V Safir Engineering
 

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Constructed at Brooklands, Byfleet UK by Safir with the support and backing of both Ford and JW Engineering. Forty of these cars were built.
See attached Safir Engineering Peter Thorp statement.

Superformance GT40 Mark I.

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At present, Superformance is constructing the GT40s. They are licensed to use the GT40 trademark by Safir GT40 Spares Co. Cars are manufactured by Superformance and carry the GT40 nameplate with sequential serial numbers. Superformance is the only GT40 manufacturer to build the complete monocque chassis in house. Most parts of this SPF GT40 interchange with the 60s production.

Superformance GT40 Mark II.

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At present, Superformance is constructing the GT40s. They are licensed to use the GT40 trademark by Safir GT40 Spares Co. Cars are manufactured by Superformance and carry the GT40 nameplate with sequential serial numbers. Superformance is the only GT40 manufacturer to build the complete monocque chassis in house. Most parts of this SPF GT40 interchange with the 60s production.



GT40 makes history

1966

GT40 cars took 1st 2nd and 3rd place in the Le Mans, making history as the first time a North American car wins.

1967

Another win for Ford at Lemans, this time with the Mark IV J-5 car.

1968

Ford wins again at Le Mans with GT40P 1075, with car #9.

1969

For the first time ever in Le Mans history, the same car - chassis GT40P/1075 won 1st place two successive years. In 1969, the car was #6.


The GT40 MKV Story - A Letter from Peter Thorp


"Although there was considerable publicity in the past and especially when the GT40 Mark V was launched in 1981, this was over thirty years ago and for this reason I have been requested to compile the Mark V story for all the GT40 Owners, Enthusiasts and Motoring Media"

Read the GT40 Mark V Story - a letter by Peter Thorp

 

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