Bonhams : 1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690

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Lot 125
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé
Coachwork by GT Developments Registration no. Q678 GFX Chassis no. 23690

Sold for £ 80,500 (US$ 104,669) inc. premium
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé
Coachwork by GT Developments

Registration no. Q678 GFX
Chassis no. 23690
*Only 6,235 miles from new
*Extensively refurbished in 2015
*Ford 302ci (5.0-litre) V8 engine
*Superbly finished and detailed

Footnotes

  • This GTD 40 has recently undergone a five-month exterior and interior refurbishment, and is described by the private (engineer) owner as superb in all areas. Reportedly, the car was so good mechanically (having covered only 6,235 miles from new) that no other refurbishment was needed.

    The bodywork has been beautifully finished to an exceptionally high standard by DC Coachworks in full Gulf Oil livery, while the interior has been sympathetically refurbished to exacting standards by D Upton & Son, coachbuilders. Carpets and leatherwork are matching slate blue, complementing the powder blue exterior beautifully. The dashboard is fully leather-bound and unmarked. Switches are toggle-type with beautiful bespoke brass-etched labelling.

    A new replica quick-release steering wheel and GT40 centre boss was specially made in 13" diameter to create additional legroom for taller drivers. The latter can find the GT40 cramped, so the current owner has lowered the driver's seat and installed a 'Gurney top' to the driver's side roof. Air conditioning is fitted within the cockpit, only requiring a compressor and condenser to finish the installation.

    To further improve ventilation, the door lids were extensively modified during the recent refurbishment to become removable, and the car carefully modified to take a Targa 'T' bar. We are advised that cockpit access is much easier when the lids are removed, and especially when the car is in confined spaces, such as single garages.

    The engine is a Ford 302ci (5.0-litre) V8 with Holley 4-barrel carburettor. A recent top-end rebuild saw new Edelbrock Performer RPM cylinder heads, intake manifold, and rocker boxes installed, and a general engine tidy. Power is transmitted via a high-performance clutch to the five-speed UN1 gearbox, while the gearshift is via the preferred cable option giving positive selection. Twin fuel tanks with their pumps and gauges are switchable from inside the car, which also benefits from an on-board fire extinguishing system and 4-point harness safety belts. Braking is via discs all round, with AP Racing 4-pot callipers and vented discs at the front, and indirect front and rear servo assist.

    Wheels are brand new 15" BRM-replica GT40 alloys with Gulf Orange inserts and replica spinners. Said to be the only ones that make the GT40 sit correctly, the tyres are Avon R15: 215/60 front and 295/50 rear. Other noteworthy features include a Kenwood stereo, neatly mounted in the door pocket, and central locking with alarm. One of the best examples you will find in terms of the level of finish and attention to detail.
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1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
1991 GTD Ford GT40 Coupé  Chassis no. 23690
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