Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GT-40 MK II

Car Gal asked for information about the GT-40 and the Cobra that were showcased at the July cruise-in.....

The car is a Superformance GT-40 MK II that was assembled by *Olthoff Racing out of Mt. Ulla, NC. Mark Ray researched the car for Joe Henderson in detail to help recreate a car that would be right at home on the grid at LeMans.

Correct color, motor, race lighting, roundals and #5 were all done to original specification. Even a set of stainless steel bundle of snakes (headers) were located to give the car a true period presentation. It is an accurate recreation of the Holman Moody third place finishing car at LeMans in 1966. Henry Ford II mandated that Ford must beat Ferrari at the greatest road race in the world! GT-40's finished 1-2-3 that year at LeMans.

Lee Holman of *Holman Moody participated with supplying many of the details and correctly themed 500+hp big block 427 FE side oiler built by Jimmy Tucker. Larry Wallace also of Holman Moody grinded an original spec Holman Moody 882 camshaft. As in the day the car is right hand drive with outboard right hand sill shifter. The car is street legal has A/C and can accelerate with most anything street driven today.

* Holman Moody: Lee Holman at (704) 583-2888 or http://www.holmanmoody.com/
* Olthoff Racing: Dennis Olthoff at (704) 647-9924 or http://www.olthoffracing.com/

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