We are pleased to offer this stunning Ford GT40 Mark 5 for sale from our UK stock.
With just 2 owners from new, this car has covered just 7,800 miles from new and comes to us with a comprehensive and extensive history file from the previous owner! This, very special GT40 Mark 5 left the Safir workshop in 1989 but is correctly registered as 1968 historic vehicle.
In the aftermath of the Ford GT40's legendary success at Le Mans and worldwide, and Ford's self-indulgent glossy advertising campaign marketing the handful of 40" high road cars that they had built to satisfy the requirements of the rule-makers in international motorsport, it's no surprise that the GT40 quickly donned the mantle of one of the world's greatest ever classic sports cars. Then, as now, there was a desire amongst rising generations to own a GT40, leading to an increased demand for unmolested originals and the start of a replica-building industry that continues to this day.
One enthusiast on the lookout for the genuine article at that time was Peter Thorp of Safir Engineering, whose frustration at not being able to find one (original race cars had disappeared into private collections and owners of the road cars were loathed to part with them) led him to a meeting with John Willment. Willment retained a large stock of GT40 spares, tools, jigs and original plans, while Thorp's company, Safir, were experienced constructors of Formula Three single-seaters. The discussions of two much motivated petrolheads could have only one outcome, resources would be pooled and production re-started.
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