FORD GT40 MK II: LE MANS REDUX!

Superformance, Pathfinder Motorsports and Holman & Moody, recreate the 
1966 Le Mans winning GT40.
In 1966, Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon led a trio of Ford GT40s across the finish line at Le Mans, kicking off Ford’s domination, with help from Shelby American and Holman & Moody, of the iconic endurance race. Working with Holman & Moody and Superformamce, Pathfinder Motorsports has just completed an incredible recreation, right, of that history-making (P1046) MK II, the first GT40, top,
to win at Le Mans.

Pathfinder started the project with a Holman & Moody dry sump 427 FE side-oiler, built by Jimmy Tucker who has worked building engines there since the 1960s when they were involved with the GT40 program. This GT40 “Tribute” also has the period-correct front mounted oil tank, rare T-44 transmission, period Girling brakes, original and correct Ford roundel lights, Pathfinder period seats and Stewart-Warner gauges including Jones-style tach.

Jim Rose, long time chassis man at Holman & Moody, assisted in making other period mods, including the FIA-mandated aluminum suit case boxes to the left and right side of the exhaust headers, under dash brake handle and shift box with lockout. Back in the day Rose, who currently owns one of the rare lightweight JW GT40 MKI’s, worked with John Wyer
helping further develop the GT40.

 The P1046 MK II clone is on its way to its owner in New Zealand, a friend of Chris Amon, one of the drivers of the original Le Mans winning GT40, below. Chris Amon is scheduled to drive it at a vintage race later this year in New Zealand.

“Having Lee Holman and the staff at Holman & Moody help in assembling this GT40, as well Lance Stander and his Superformance and Hi-Tech crew, who providing us a great MKII to start this project, has made this GT40 MKII build a high-water mark for Pathfinder Motorsports,” said Pathfinder president, Alan Petersen.

For more information about builder and Superformance dealer Pathfinder Motorsports, please visit http://www.gt40racing.com/GT40/Home.html

Details about the MK II GT40 can be found at http://www.superformance.com/gt40.aspx

Also, check out what Holman & Moody is up to http://www.holmanmoody.com/

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