Ford GT40 Mk IIB at Fort Lauderdale Sale

To immediately establish the pure essence of the Ford GT 40; it is basically a sleek, 14-foot long man-guided missile that is the height of a tall dog and capable of running 100 miles per hour in reverse and twice that when pointed the right direction. It is reported that this particular car, GT 40 P/1047B, was built in the mid-eighties by recognized Ford GT expert and master restorer, Bryan Wingfield.

Ford GT40 Mk IIB at Fort Lauderdale Sale

For 34 years, Mr. Wingfield was a chassis development engineer and plant manager for Ford Motor Company of England. It is further shared that this electrifying machine was constructed mainly from original GT 40 parts obtained over the years by Mr. Wingfield from numerous sources.
The monocoque chassis was built from “a large stock of original Abbey Panels pieces” and some new Tennant Panel pieces, using the original factory blueprints. The Mark IIB is powered by an original Ford 427 cubic inch engine that produces over 600 horsepower and is mated with an original Kar Kraft four-speed manual gearbox.

Ford GT40 Mk IIB at Fort Lauderdale Sale
Perhaps those in the know sum it up best when commenting on this monumental example; “It is a real Ford GT 40, but not an original Ford GT 40.” The car is expected to bring between $650,000 to $750,000 when hit the auction block on March 28, 2015, at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale.

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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