KCC GT40Advert ID: 45150 To Be Auctioned
KCC GT40 A superb re-creation, presented in iconic colours and featuring some well-engineered upgrades.
1988 KCC GT40 Replica #51 professionally constructed to a very high standard
Tubular chassis, period-correct, '68 Ford 302, 5-litre motor mated to 5-speed Audi box
Presented in classic Gulf colours with full decal set in tribute to the 1969 Le Mans-winning car with good details including Smiths dials and gauges
Fitted with a heater and air-conditioning for some comfort. Rear-mounted camera
Offered, fully serviced and UK- registered with an MOT to December 21, from a member of the UK GT40 Enthusiasts Club
The private registration number illustrated does not form part of the sale
Offered here is a replica of, arguably, the most famous racing car of all time, the Ford GT40 #1075, the only car to have won the Le Mans 24-Hour race twice (1968/9). Correctly titled as a 'KCC GT40' on the V5c, this example was imported from South Africa in 2018 by its present owner. This KCC GT40 replica is the South African version of the British KVA design developed in the 1980s by Ken Vincent Atwell, an ex-Ford engineer who had permission to take moulds from an original Ford GT40 in order to produce his design. Atwell licenced his design to KCC in Johannesburg. This 'Tribute' car replicates the exact body dimensions of #1075 taken from the original moulds of the Le Mans-winning car and featuring the widened rear arches.
KCC #51 utilises Ford front and rear suspension components married to a tubular steel chassis and the rear suspension is an upgrade on the original Ford Granada design with Gaz adjustable dampers on all four corners. Pleasingly, this example is running a very desirable, period-correct and 'certified-block number' 1968, 5-litre Ford 302 Windsor motor which is in mostly standard configuration, making it more reliable and useable as road car. The engine is mated to a 5-speed, Audi Turbo gearbox and clutch which is the standard set up for many GT40 replica cars.
Other mechanical features include a 'Bundle of Snakes' exhaust system, unique to GT40s, which has been professionally ceramic-coated to aid cooling and creates that unmistakeable GT40 soundtrack. Twin auxiliary cooling fans fitted in the rear also help with engine cooling The car also benefits from 3-piece, split-rim alloys, a cabin heater, air-conditioning and, to aid rear vision, a rear-mounted camera, very useful on such a low wide-bodied car.
Paying homage to the original GT40s, this well-constructed example features an original set of Smiths GT40-style instruments with traditional 180 mph, mechanical speedo, bucket seats with GT40-style eyelets, 4-point racing harnesses fitted for driver and passenger, internal Aluminium badging and a push-button start, all adding to the authentic '60s feel. Externally, the decals faithfully replicate #1075 and sensible additions include a reversing light, fog lights and original helicopter style window vents. The rear window is glass, an extremely rare find on an early GT40 replica.
On offer privately from a member of the GT40 Enthusiasts Club, GB after two years of enjoying this very special #1075 homage, we are informed that recent mechanical work includes a full service with new plugs, oil, filter, electronic points, coil and HT-leads and the car is now on the button with an MOT that is valid until January 2022. There can't be a petrol-head out there worth his octane-rating that's never fancied a properly-engineered GT40 re-creation and this seems like a remarkable opportunity.
*Please note the private number will be retained by the current owner to be assigned to their new GT40 and is not included in the sale*
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19 Dec 2013
Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA