01/21/16 - Limited edition GT40 MKII to be released commemorating the 50th Anniversary historic 1-2-3 finish at LeMans

January 21, 2016 - Irvine, California;
Shelby, Superformance and Safir GT40 are getting set to release a special 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.

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 & Superformance.

above: 2016 Commemorative GT40           below: 1966 LeMans win

"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.

The car will include....

Original Style Steel Monocoque Chassis
Original Style Suspension
Aluminum Radiator
Wilwood (wilwood 4 wheel disc)
2 X 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks

Original Style Gauges
Air Conditioning
Original Halibrand Style 15" Pin Drive Wheels
15" Radial Tires

Special additions included....

+ Full Leather Interior
+ Period Correct Engine Oil Cooler
+ Limited Edition 50th Anniversary reserved
   Chassis Number (p2050-p2069)
+ 50th Anniversary Floor and Sill Mats
+ Painted Wheels
+ Dayglo Red Quicks Jacks

+ Period Correct Paint Including Roundels
+ Aluminum Door Eyebrows
+ Front Hood Latch with Cables
+ Vertical Wind Deflectors
+ Gurney Bubble
+ Modified Seats for Taller Drivers
+ Roundel Lights

Available in the follow paint schemes included...

+ Black/Silver: McLaren/Amon:GT40/1046 LeMans 1st Place
+ Blue/White:   Miles/Hulme:GT40/1015 LeMans 2nd Place
+ Red/White:    Gurney/Grant:GT40/1047 LeMans Raced

3/31/2016 update:  the first customer ordered Anniversary GT40 at the factory.