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Ford GT40 "in the wild"

05/20/2022 2:28 PM

Spotted this GT40 on the 101 freeway yesterday (2022-May-05).

Couldn't tell if it's a reproduction, or the real thing, but it looked and sounded fantastic!

I don't remember much GT40 history. How would you go about getting one registered for the street?

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05/20/2022 3:04 PM
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05/20/2022 3:31 PM

https://jalopnik.com/the-only-street-legal-ford-gt40-from-ford-v-ferrari-is-1847460076#:~:text=The%20Only%20Street%20Legal%20Ford%20GT40%20From%20Ford%20V%20Ferrari%20Is%20For%20Sale

https://fordauthority.com/2021/05/rare-street-legal-1967-ford-gt40-mk-iii-live-photo-gallery/

Is the Ford GT street legal?

Like its ancestor that beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT is a true street-legal race car. It showcases all of Ford's technological prowess with a carbon fibre body and an advanced aerodynamic system. Its twin-turbo, 3.5-litre V6 engine develops 647 horsepower and 550 lb.

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/in-the-60s-no-road-car-could-match-the-ford-gt40-ar191298.html

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05/21/2022 3:38 AM

Can you read the "number plate" (Is it called that over there?) on your original photo: on this side of the pond that will give you all the original history of the car.

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05/25/2022 2:56 PM

I would be quite happy with one of the reproductions. I know Superformance Cobras are very nice, and their GT40 is likely well done, too.

For the purposes of driving and enjoying the car, I would actually prefer a reproduction. The real ones are so rare, I would be afraid of damaging it.

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