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Wow they would look great parked in my garage just need to find the $5 million.

I had the luck to drive a road going (if not quite road legal) GT40 about 18 years ago for several kilometres around some local roads.


My impressions were difficult to get into, low, loud, little grip (with slicks that were not warmed up) exciting and a very memorable little drive in one of my dream cars.


The car that I drove had the Gurney bump on the roof and had raced at Le Mans. The owner had imported two of these from England.


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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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I live in South Australia and a Ford dealer recently had a replica GT40 Roaring Forties for sale for about $120,000 AUD. Tempting but the other half said no unfortunately.

See the followin link for the website:-

http://www.roaringforties.com.au/

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Ray
 
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