1965 Ford Superformance GT40
Professionally built by Chris Hines and his team at ArrowLane LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, this Superformance GT40 is a highly authentic successor to the original, Le Mans-conquering 1960s GT40s. Chris has worked on numerous original GT40s and accordingly, his attention to detail and safety in the construction of this car is nothing short of exemplary.
The motor was sourced from FMS and is a purpose-built NOS Ron Shaver aluminum sprint car dry-sump short-block as was used to win the 1995 World of Outlaws championship for Casey Luna. It has been finished to a high but reliable specification for street use. The RBT 6 speed transaxle is what was used in the Saleen S7 for the duration of its production run. It has been gone through and rebuilt by ZF and RBT expert Les Gray of Phoenix based Vehicle Performance Group.
The car is virtually brand new, with just 21 miles on it, of which 17 were logged on the dynamometer for break-in and tuning purposes. Stainless plumbing and BMS lightweight custom lines were used throughout. Engine lubrication is via a custom WIX oil filter on scavenge return to the oil pan, a Saldana 16-quart dry sump tank, and Canton multi-port dry sump oil pan. Custom stainless 2.5-inch oversize exhaust headers were built in the proper firing order. FAST XFI 2.0 fully-programmable learning EFI tuning software is capable of real-time, driver-specific mapping with emergency low fuel pressure safety shut-off. Custom 930 CV joints with 300-mm halfshafts and race-prepped cages deliver the engine power to the pavement. An original SPF GT40 cable shifter was re-fabricated to accommodate the RBT inverse six-shift pattern plus reverse with related throws.
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