In the fall of 1965, Ford set out to build that new chassis. The obvious choice would be to replace the steel with aluminium for a considerably lighter monocoque. It was feared, however, that the lightweight metal would not be strong enough to cope with the 500 bhp engine and the strains of racing around Le Mans for 24 Hours. The engineers decided to use a honeycomb structure sandwiched between the sheets of aluminium, resulting in an exceptionally strong material. These honeycombs were already commonly used in aircraft design, but it was a ground-breaking construction method in motor racing. The production of the tubs was out-sourced to Brunswick Aerospace.
By using a similar design for the chassis, many of the Mk II mechanicals could be carried over to the new car. These included the suspension parts, brakes and the big block, seven litre V8 engine. New was the Kar Kraft constructed 2-speed automatic gearbox, replacing the more common four speed manual box. Assembled by Ford in Dearborn, the GT40 evolution was clothed in a tightly wrapped fiberglass body with a high rear deck and an aggressively cut-off 'Kamm' tail. Considered an experimental car, the new racer was simply known as the 'J-car', referring to the Appendix J of the regulations to which the car was constructed. Weighing in at 940 kg, or 200 kg lighter than the Mk II, the first J-car was ready in time for the Le Mans Trials in the spring of 1966.
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Prepared by Gabriele Terzi at the time starting from a new Ford chassis. The car was rented leased until 1982; at the time participating in several races of Italian Touring Championship with various drivers.
In 1982 it was purchased by trainer Narciso that the chartered for hill-climb races.
In 1992 .....
Original RS, just overhauled a new with the shell sandblasted and repainted from zero and fully set up for Rally.
Engine BDG 2000 Corsworth; with dry sump and Dell'Orto DHLA 48 carburettors
Gearbox ZF 5-speed racing
Just serviced and fully set up by Rally. Minilite wheels 8 "front., 10" post. Interior .....
Ford GT40 Mk 2 FIA
On offer is this highly competitive GT40 Mk 2 continuation built to the highest standards in 2009. Based on a Superformance tub that has been reinforced. Suspension, brakes and uprights are all original specification and FIA approved.
The 427 big block was built by and refreshed .....
BUILT FROM RUST FREE SHELL
FULL OMP ROLL CAGE WITH DOOR BARS THROUGH TO FRONT TURRETS
SUSPENSION IS POLY BUSHED AS ARE THE G/BOX MOUNTS
HEATED FRONT SCREEN
ALL OTHER WINDOWS ARE POLY
3" FOUR POINT RACING HARNESS IN DATE TILL 2018
CHOICE OF TWO RACE SEATS
SUSPENSION IS LEDA ADJUSTABLE .....
The whole car is new. The body is new. Whit X-Pack body kit.
Welded roollcage made whit T45 pipe.
Sparco Fire extinguisher Alloy new
Sparco Steering wheel
Pedal box whit AP Racing cilinders.
Racetech Gauges Rev Limiter
Full alloy fuel tank
Engine: Essex 3100, Heads- .....