I had a ride in an ex Ford France GT40 when I was 19 (I'm 59 now) and the experience has stuck with me ever since - to the extent that I have owned a GT40 replica for the last ten years.
I could never afford a real one but mine looks pretty close - the body was moulded off a real GT40 and it is powered by a small block (5.7 litre...) V8. Unfortunately it has been off the road for a lot of the time I have had it - the bodywork was in my lounge for nearly three years....the engine needed rebuilding, the gearbox bust etc.
But this year I got it MOT'd and have driven it a few times - the engine still isn't right so it's off to a specialist in Sussex this winter to be sorted - better than my own ham fisted efforts!
When it was running properly it was a hell of a thing to drive - it took me about two months before I had the courage to really floor it....
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