The MKIII is a replica of the 427 SC competition Cobras.They are quickly recognizable by their wide fender flares and hood scoop. They are dimensionally accurate to the originals and include the correct instrument panel layout of the competition cars. They include a roll bar and quick lift jack bumpers.Like the rest of the Superformance model line up the MKIII's are delivered as a fully assembled, painted, plumbed and wired rollers. The interior is fully finished as is the instrument panel. They need only an engine, transmission and driveshaft.Would you like a custom built Cobra with your choice of colors? Would you like to mix and match features from any Cobra model? Vintage Planet is happy to help!
A quality re-creation of the original that beat Ferrari and finished in the top three positions during the grueling Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966. While developing the exhilarating GT40 continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure authenticity. So authentic, that we can legally use the name “GT40”. The GT40 also carries the GT40/P chassis number and is eligible for the official GT40 registry. The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards - in fact over two thirds of the rolling chassis's parts are interchangeable with that of an original car, including the 'monocoque" style chassis. The Superformance GT40 also boasts a pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body available in right and left hand drive.
Before the GT40 there was the Daytona. This was Shelby’s attempt to beat Ferrari in the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Daytona had its roots in the Cobra, but the open cockpit Cobras just could not hit the speeds needed to win on the LeMans circuit with its long Mulsanne Straight. The aerodynamic Daytona body yielded a more than 30 MPH increase in top speed! It came in a close 2nd in the GT Class for the 1964 World Sports Car Championship and then won the GT class in 1965. While it never won at LeMans it did win the GT class in plenty of other endurance races. Only 6 original Daytona were built in 1964-65, so you probably will not find one on Ebay or Craigslist. The Superformance Daytona Coupe combines innovations of the past with modern technology and captivating style to deliver a new generation of classic muscle.
The GT40 R closely resembles the GT40 MKI with additional race proven performance enhancements as well as weight reduction. For example, a few GT40 R options are a 4 point roll bar, adjustable rear spoiler, larger Wilwood race brakes, emergency power shut off, and race sway bars. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of P1075’s unrivaled success, Gulf Oil, Safir GT40, and Superformance have partnered to bring you a limited edition 1969 Tribute GT40 featuring P1000 continuation prototype chassis numbers. These GT40’s include all aesthetic features of P1075’s 1969 Le Mans victory, a Limited Edition Gulf GT40 Guitar, and also a plaque naming twenty five of those employees who brought the Gulf racing team such great success that 1969 season. The 50th Anniversary GT40 MKI will be offered in standard configuration with A/C, Left or Right hand drive, or as a special edition “Tool Room GT40P/1075” configuration that mechanically and visually replicates how these winning cars were raced and can be homologated for sanctioned historic racing.
In late 1962 Chevrolet chief engineer Zora Arkus Duntov set out to build a production run of 125 purpose built Corvette racecars with the ultimate goal of winning the GT class at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Inside Duntov’s shop, the project was known as the LightWeight. As they neared completion, Chevrolet marketing christened the cars Grand Sports. After a pilot run of five cars, GM brass cancelled the project and ordered the cars destroyed. Zora put away the first two cars, and sent serial #’s 003, 004 & 005 to John Mecom of Houston, Texas. John sold the three cars to Texans Alan Sevadjian, Delmo Johnson, and Jim Hall respectively. In the last International race of his career, Delmo Johnson drove Alan’s GS #003 at Sebring in March of 1965. For that race, Duntov provided the race team with the first racing big block engine ever to leave the factory. Several engines were used in the first five Grand Sports, perhaps the most famous being the all aluminum 377 cubic inch small block with Weber cross ram intake. A modern version of this original powerplant with 48mm Webers is available today for installation in the Corvette Grand Sport street roller. Seven other powerplants are available from our partners at GM Performance Parts for installation in any of our Grand Sports, ranging from the 350 HP ZZ4 iron small block to the all aluminum supercharged and fuel injected LS9. All these engines carry a 2-year / 50,000 mile warranty serviced through your local Chevrolet dealer.
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