Ford GT40 from the movie “Ford vs Ferrari” will be sold at auctionNovember 20, 2019
A replica of the race car Ken Miles will be auctioned off next year
The protagonist of the film Ford vs. Ferrari, the number one blue Ford GT40, will be available for sale at the American Mecum auction. A copy of the triumphant car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on which the actor Ken Miles, actor Christian Bale, drove during filming, will find a new owner in the first half of January 2020.
The Ford GT40 replica was built by the California Superformance studio. Having learned about the shooting of the film, the sports car was offered by the 20th Century Fox film companies – the producers liked the copy so much that it became one of the main characters in the film “Ford vs. Ferrari”.
Externally, the Superformance product exactly repeats the 1966 racing car – engineers and designers restored the livery, achieved a 100% similarity between the glazing and the design of the rims. The pride of the studio is the study of interior details. Trim materials, silver riveted seats, toggle switches, Motolita steering wheel, classic instruments from Smiths Instruments, gear lever – everything is similar to the elements of a racing Ford half a century ago.
Technically, the GT40 replica has nothing to do with the original: instead of the V8 7.0 engine, the copy is set in motion by the Roush 427IR V8 custom engine with a return of more than 600 horsepower. The four-stage manual transmission was replaced by a five-speed transmission manufactured by RBT / ZF. The chassis is also modern: the classic exterior hides an independent suspension, H&R sports springs, Bilstein shock absorbers and Wilwood disc brakes.
On the wave of the success of the film Ford vs. Ferrari, the filming props can find a buyer at a record price. The aura of the original Ken Miles car will be created by two autographs – the son of racing driver Peter and the head of the Shelby American technical team Charlie Agapiu.
At the same auction in Kissimmee, Florida, a car from another cult film will be auctioned off – a copy of the 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor, created for the painting “Gone in 60 Seconds”.
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