• One-owner Shelby GT40
  • 1 of only 85 Shelby American GT40 85th Commemorative Edition cars produced
  • Listed in the Shelby Registry, the Shelby GT40 Registry and the Superformance GT40 Registry
  • 468 cubic inch all aluminum Shelby FE V8 / 559 dyno-proven horsepower
  • ZF 5-speed manual transaxle / McLeod hydraulic clutch
  • Modern air conditioning
  • Rack-and-pinion steering
  • Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Original-style chassis and suspension with electronic front lift
  • Electro-galvanized steel body / Leather interior
  • Copies of the car's Statement of Origin
  • Build photos and build receipts
  • Service records and dyno results
  • All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
  • We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

If you're like most gearheads, you know all about the days when Carroll Shelby helped Henry Ford II whip Ferrari at Le Mans. That said, as time progresses, technology progresses. And a product that once existed just as an innovative sports car perfected by a legendary racer has now birthed a hyper-competitive, multi-million-dollar replica market. Today, it takes a serious plan and highly skilled craftsmanship to even think about sourcing or restoring an original GT40. But when it comes to authenticity, it doesn't get much better than this incredible Shelby GT40 85th Commemorative Edition. One of only 85 cars commissioned by Shelby American, this FE-powered beast combines storied heritage with killer looks, excellent build quality and unbeatable performance. And, since it's listed in the Shelby Registry, the Shelby GT40 Registry and the Superformance GT40 Registry, this investment grade sports car is virtually guaranteed to remain an all-American icon!

40 INCHES

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 classic!

One of the biggest selling points of the Shelby GT40 85th Commemorative Edition is authenticity. The car is so close to its Le Mans-winning forebearers that roughly 2/3rds of its components can be interchanged with an original Mk II. Both cars use the same dimensions, employ the same stamped steel roof design and cross the scales at roughly the same weight. Where they differ is the simple fact that Commemorative Editions utilize much improved electro-galvanized steel, which is sure to look great for decades sporting this car's official Gurney/Grant paint scheme. That livery is detailed to its fullest, with bright Quick Lifts, Olthoff canards, period-correct fuel fillers and a period-correct spoiler complementing a requisite Gurney bubble. Naturally, all commemorative cars received plenty of stylish Shelby branding, with Shelby-etched door handles joining official Shelby emblems, Shelby-etched headlight covers and specific Shelby decals. Streetability has been optimized with modern lighting, a modern wiper, polished mirrors and pop-out side windows. And this coupe's one owner has been meticulous about both care and maintenance, opting for a glass rear window, applying 3M protection to vulnerable paint and even installing custom Lexan skid strips under the car's nose.

KEEP YOUR SHELBY ALL SHELBY

If you're going to buy one of the best sports cars ever created, why not pair it with one of the best engines ever created? Enact this GT40's Olthoff clamshell kit and you'll find 468 cubic inches of aluminum Shelby FE that twists 559 dyno-proven horsepower into 603 lb./ft. of straightaway-scorching torque! That CNC-machined block, both stronger and 45% lighter than traditional iron, gulps air and fossils from 58mm Borla throttle bodies that are threaded to braided stainless lines and quality AN fittings. A reliable FAST ECU dumps a choice air/fuel mixture into aluminum Shelby Medium Riser heads, which are dressed in powder-coated Shelby valve covers. Beneath those heads, a 4340 crank pushes custom Mahle pistons and forged H-beam rods to create stout 10.5 to 1 compression. Above that assembly, a custom hydraulic roller cam bumps custom aluminum rocker arms behind a billet accessory drive and quality Cloyes double-roller timing components. The fires get lit by a hot MSD distributor, which sequences sparks between loomed Roush plug wires, an MSD Blaster 2 coil and MSD 6AL ignition. Cooling comes courtesy of an aluminum, cross-flow radiator that's wired with dual SPAL puller fans. Speaking of fluids, lubrication is handled by a high-volume oil pump. And ceramic coated 'bundle of snakes' headers join a polished breather, polished reservoirs, ARP bolts and poly motor mounts to convey this Shelby's extreme level of detail.

AUTHENTIC MADE BETTER

It cost almost $180K to roll this GT40 out of Shelby American's possession. On top of that, the owner installed a $68K drivetrain. So then, it only made sense to go ahead and bite the bullet and ship the car to Voss Performance of Placentia, California for a little over $21K of fine tuning. Bottom-side, an original-style, steel monocoque rides an original-style, fully independent suspension. Finished with color-keyed powder-coating, an Olthoff over-engine sway bar and adjustable QA-1 shocks, that suspension has been augmented with an electronic front lift. Turns come courtesy of manual rack-and-pinion steering. Stops come courtesy of four Wilwood calipers, which are cooled by powder-coated brake ducts. Behind the incredible engine, a McLeod hydraulic racing clutch bumps an RBT-sourced ZF 5-speed. All that proven track prowess rolls on 15-inch Halibrand-style wheels, which twist painted stainless spinners inside two 225/60 Avon radials and two 295/50 Avon radials. And the car's roster of precision parts is topped off by 10-gallon stainless fuel tanks.

UNDER THE BUBBLE

Naturally, this Shelby's insulated interior is every bit as nice as its bright red shell. Pop the car's Hartswell-secured doors and you'll find original-style bucket seats that stretch upgraded leather surfaces under authentic grommets and sturdy Willans belts. In front of those seats, a matte dash hangs original-style Smiths telemetry between pushbutton ignition, a Speedhut GPS speedometer and a sequential GT40 85th Commemorative Edition plaque. At the bottom of the car, “Carroll Shelby” branded carpet bridges the gap between an adjustable pedal box, door-mounted air conditioning and a small console that frames an Olthoff-upgraded shifter. And in front of the driver, a leather-wrapped Moto-Lita steering wheel laps a detachable hub.

With impressive performance, classic looks and incredible provenance, this pristine coupe provides unmatched exclusivity. Combining storied Shelby design with brutal FE power and 21st century build techniques, it's a virtually new, highly authentic example of one of the most desirable sports cars ever created. Don't miss this opportunity to own a spotless, turnkey GT40 that's almost as rare as vintage, and probably more fun to drive!

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HIGHLIGHTS

* One-owner Shelby GT40
* 1 of only 85 Shelby American GT40 85th Commemorative Edition cars produced
* Listed in the Shelby Registry, the Shelby GT40 Registry and the Superformance GT40 Registry
* 468 cubic inch all aluminum Shelby FE V8 / 559 dyno-proven horsepower
* ZF 5-speed manual transaxle / McLeod hydraulic clutch
* Modern air conditioning
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
* Original-style chassis and suspension with electronic front lift
* Electro-galvanized steel body / Leather interior
* Copies of the car's Statement of Origin
* Build photos and build receipts
* Service records and dyno results
* All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
* We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

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