Shelby, Superformance and Safir GT40 parts are set to release a
limited edition GT40 MKII commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic
1-2-3 finish in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Barrett Jackson auction in
Scottsdale, Arizona on January 27th, 2016.
Irvine, California (January, 2016) – Superformance, the
leading manufacturer of 1960s era continuation sports cars, has collaborated
with Shelby American Inc. to release 20 limited edition GT40 MKIIs at the
Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 27th, 2016. These
special edition GT40s will be exact replicas of the Le Mans winning cars- right
hand drive and right hand shift, just like the originals driven by Bruce
McLaren, Ken Miles, and Dan Gurney.
In June of 1966 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GT40 MKII
made American racing history with a dominating 1-2-3 finish. The
Shelby-American team produced cars that took the top two places. The GT40 has
won more prestigious race events than nearly any other road-race car in
history. Own a piece of racing history with the limited release of the
legendary GT40 MKII by Shelby and Superformance.
“We’re very excited to release this special edition GT40
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Le Mans victory,” said Superformance
CEO, Lance Stander. “Having known Carroll Shelby personally, we know how proud
he was of this victory and can’t think of a better way to commemorate it.”
Shelby GT40 continuation cars are as true to the originals
as you can get. The engineers paid such close attention to detail when
recreating the car, that over 90% of the vehicles parts are interchangeable
with the original car and chassis. Using an exact replica of the original all
steel monocoque, unibody chassis, that is made up of over 244 laser cut,
pressed and bent steel panels. It had twice the torsional strength of the
formula one cars of the day. Shelby GT40 MKII vehicles include modern luxuries
and safety features such as: air conditioning, Wilwood brakes, Bilstein shocks
with H & R springs, and adjustable pedal box, making it just as comfortable
on the street as it is on the track.
All 50th Anniversary GT40s will come with special gold 50th
Anniversary Shelby badging, logos, and features. 3 Color schemes will be
available; Bruce McLaren edition (Black with silver stripes), Ken Miles edition
(Blue with white stripes), and Dan Gurney edition (Red with white stripes). The
recommended power source is a specially prepared Shelby Aluminum block 427 FE
engine. All will come with a special Anniversary badge stating what number in
the limited edition sequence it is, as well as a unique Shelby issued MSO and
place in the Shelby Registry, thanks to a specially reserved block of GT40P
serial numbers for this series. Starting with GT40 P 2050 to 2069.
Shelby and its Dealer network is now taking orders for the
50th Anniversary GT40 MKII.
For more information on Superformance, the 50th
Anniversary GT40 and its full line of continuation vehicles email us at email@example.com. www.Superformance.com www.shelbyamerican.com
Superformance is a distributor of Complete Continuation and
reproductions of 1960’s race and street cars and was one of the first players
in the industry. We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail,
quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service. Our products are
endorsed by our licensees from trade mark holders which adds authenticity and
increases the resale value. Superformance products are manufactured using all
new parts which are factory assemble to ensure continuity and consistency in
construction. All GT40 sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry.
Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have
distributed over 4000 units worldwide.
ABOUT SHELBY AMERICAN, INC.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American
manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company
builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289
street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000,
GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2016 Ford Mustang.
Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor and Shelby F-150 muscle truck.
For more information, visit www.Shelby.com
ABOUT SAFIR GT40 SPARES
Safir GT40 Spares was established in 1999. A
Cincinnati, Ohio based company owned and operated by three partners John
Sadler, Brady Pack, and Bob Wood who all own original GT 40 road cars. The
company provides spare parts and technical help to owners of GT40’s primarily
the MK V models. Safir