Red
Black
353 V8
5 Speed Manual
  • 353 cubic inch Roush 353 IR V8 / 453 dyno-proven horsepower
  • ZF 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch / 4.22 rear gears
  • CAV fully adjustable suspension
  • Rack-and-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • 17-inch knock-off-style wheels
  • CAV Vinylester body
  • Leather interior / Air conditioning
  • The product of a 10-year build that was completed in late 2016 by Olthoff Racing
  • Sale includes a CAV Owner's Manual and Roush Industries dyno results

SUMMARY

* The product of a 10-year build that was completed in late 2016 by Olthoff Racing
* 353 cubic inch Roush 353 IR V8 / 453 dyno-proven horsepower
* ZF 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch / 4.22 rear gears
* Leather interior / Air conditioning
* 17-inch knock-off-style wheels
* Sale includes a CAV Owner's Manual and Roush Industries dyno results
* 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* CAV fully adjustable suspension
* CAV Vinylester body

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One look at the legendary Ford GT40 and the first term that comes to mind is “cruise missile”. With a slippery shape and razor-edge lines that are every bit as wind cheating as they are alluring, the car LIVES to run; and anything less than triple-digit speeds is just a waste of its time! Built by Olthoff Racing of Mount Ulla, North Carolina, this CAV GT40 is about as close to riding a bullet as you can get. And, with less than 100 miles on its bright digital odometer, it's a fresh, fully sorted track machine that's ready to rock and roll! Looking for a legitimate continuation of Ford's original super car? Looking for a clean classic that's capable of almost inconceivable levels of performance? This incredible coupe is your ultimate thrill ride!

BODYWORK/TRIM

It's likely that the extreme, purpose-built nature of the GT40 doesn't really occur to most people until they see one up close. At just 40 inches tall, the driver is more or less lying in the cockpit rather than sitting. And that low-slung profile, combined with the car's buckled down nose and sawed off tail, creates one wicked looking custom! As a highly authentic replica of Ford's original GT40, this killer CAV utilizes a durable Vinylester body, which is much stronger than traditional resin, to create a fully sealed, noise-free sports car. That body, the product of 200 man-hours of skilled hand-shaping, is mocked to its chassis long before the car hits final assembly. And that Vinylester surface adds both form and function by stiffening the car's frame during hard cornering and presenting a smooth canvas for top notch 2-stage. Speaking of top-notch 2-stage, sprayed in-house and buffed to a brilliant shine, this Ford's vivid red pigment frames traditional white stripes to create timeless aesthetics that are sure to keep fans marveling. And, while it isn't easy to create a world-class show stopper out of complex resin shapes, the car's excellent build is a true testament to the 600 man-hours of labor invested by its first-rate manufacturer.

While this stunning Ford is best experienced in the flesh, look closely at our high-resolution photography and you can easily see the amount of accurate and impressive detailing that was carefully baked in to the car's classic design. Up front, a slightly canted nose, providing both cooling and triple-digit downforce, stacks correct Cibie headlights, clear driving lamps and chrome-trimmed parking lights behind aerodynamic Lexan covers. Behind those torches, a deep diffuser funnels wind across polished, Monza-style fuel fillers and a tinted windshield that's cleared by a street legal wiper. Behind that screen, vented Lexan windows occupy traditional, guillotine-style doors, which are popped by flush-fitting, satin-finished handles. At the back of those doors, sculpted fenders hang massive air intakes between satin-finished cowl ties. Between those fenders, a Lexan engine cover displays the car's Roush-branded mill in front of satin-finished dissipaters and a seamless ducktail spoiler. And below those dissipaters, dual-mode tail lamps frame a satin-trimmed valance that's centered on stainless exhaust pipes.

ENGINE

By law, specialty vehicle companies like CAV America are not allowed to sell their cars with complete drivetrains. That said, they'll gladly provide suggestions that range from stoplight spooky to racetrack scary. And when it comes to a motorsports-themed Ford build, suggesting a mill from NASCAR and Mustang wizards Roush Performance seems a natural inclination. Tilt this coupe's tail and you'll find a surly Roush 353 IR V8 that, in January of 2007, twisted stout 10 to 1 compression into 453 dyno-proven horsepower and 426 lb./ft. of dyno-proven torque! The beast feeds thanks to FAST XFI fuel injection, which integrates eight coated TWM stacks between braided fluid lines and polished K&N filters. That system floods lightweight Roush/AFR heads, which sandwich aluminum rockers and hydraulic roller lifters between polished breathers, polished valve covers and a nest of coated headers. Between those tubes, a Dart Iron Eagle block spins a forged and internally balanced Eagle 4340 crank beneath forged Eagle 4340 H-beams and forged Wiseco pistons that are finished with plasma moly rings. At the front of the engine, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor sequences fire between an MSD Blaster 2 coil and thick Ford Racing plug wires. Charge for that fire is provided by a polished Powermaster alternator, which, along with a coated AC compressor, whirls behind a polished accessory drive. Cooling comes courtesy of an aluminum, front-mount radiator that's backed by dual SPAL puller fans. And the car's purpose-built engine bay is painted, polished and notably tidy.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

The bottom of this GT40 is as simple as it is technical, with the car's entire undercarriage, save for its engine and transmission, fortified by aerodynamic belly pans. The chassis is a TIG-welded, stainless monocoque that rides a fully independent suspension. Turns come courtesy of manual rack-and-pinion steering, which leads aggressive suspension geometry, adjustable anti-roll bar linkages, 16 adjustable rose joints and fully adjustable coil-overs. Stops come courtesy of four modern calipers, which utilize electric vacuum assist to clamp four vented rotors. Behind the car's Powermaster starter and deep-sump oil pan, a tough McLeod clutch bumps an RBT-sourced ZF 5-speed, which jerks big, 4.22 gears. All that proven track prowess rolls on 17-inch knock-offs, which twist 245/45 Michelin Pilot Sports in front of 335/35 Michelin Pilot Sports. And the chassis' stiffness is greatly aided by a whole roster of precision parts that includes CNC-punched panels, laser-cut suspension components and billet aluminum uprights.

INTERIOR

Naturally, this Ford's interior is every bit as nice as its lightweight shell. Step over the car's 9.5-gallon, FIA-approved fuel cells and you'll find original-style bucket seats that wear upgraded leather surfaces under authentic brass grommets and modern shoulder belts. In front of those seats, a stitched dash hangs clean Smiths telemetry between controls for modern air conditioning and an original-style, adjustable pedal box. At the bottom of the car, clean carpet founds a small console on a leather-wrapped shifter. Above that carpet, original-style Hartswell hardware secures light doors, which feature basic panels and small Lexan vent windows. In front of the driver, a polished Mountney steering wheel spins a thick leather rim around a CAV horn button. And behind the passengers, a broad Lexan window provides constant monitoring of the car's potent firepower.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* A CAV Owner's Manual
* Roush Industries dyno results

This storied Ford super car is an impressive, track-capable cruiser that's fully sorted and scary fast. The fact that it's professionally finished and packs show-stopping good looks is merely icing on the cake! Few cars can carry the legendary heritage of a GT40, but this CAV coupe is certainly worthy of the name. Don't miss your opportunity to own one of the most incredible classics on the planet!

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