We have a classic for you today. A 1965 Ford GT40. And yes, it is all-original. And yes, it is without a roof. There were only a total of six GT40 roadster prototypes built. Ford wanted to make sure that there would be sufficient interest before putting the car into production. Of those six prototypes, only this one remains. What happened to those 5 other GT40s? They were either destroyed (cringe), or modified into coupes. But we’re not here to tell you about those other rides. We want to talk about this survivor, and its story.
This beauty was built in October 1964 and completed in 1965. Upon completion, it was tested at Silverstone and then invoice to, yep you guessed it, Shelby American. And the car has lived in the U.S ever since. Although the ride has received a number of necessary repairs, it remains with its original 1965 nose, that makes it all the more special. The GT/108 went on tour with Shelby as a display car on race weekends, and was also a demonstration car driven by numerous renowned drivers. Simply put, the GT/108 was a demonstration car and eventually put into storage with the other GT40s.
The car has endured a few minor (but necessary) modifications and mechanical refreshers. And continues to be put on display at numerous events such as Pebble Beach. Only difference is, this time around, it’s up for auction. Girardo & Co. has the listing and the price will only be revealed to those with serious inquires. Meaning it will be insanely expensive (probably into the seven figures). We can dream, right?
The quickest corvette in history is here once again, and it’s got a wide body and doing the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds. The first all-wheel drive Corvette E-Ray Hybrid has 495-horsepower coming from a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 and 160-hp thanks to a front electric motor, bringing the grand total to 655-hp. The performance stats are staggering, clocking a quick quarter-mile and doing 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. Starting price? $104,295. Check it out, right here.
Off-road racer Amy Lerner rolled into the garage in Rod Hall’s Bronco this week, and it lived up to the hype. She and Jay took the famous truck for a spin to see how the ride handles itself. Check it out, right here.
Inspired by the R34 Skyline GT-R, comes the 2024 Nissan GT-R. It’s got a new face and a special edition. At the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese automaker unveiled the latest version and spared no details. Check it out, right here.
This might just be the most bad ass police car we’ve ever seen. We can imagine the Ford Explorer Interceptor is shaking in its boots. Armormax, a Utah-based armored car shop is responsible for this monster, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. And thanks to Carscoops and the good people over at Motor Authority, we have the whole scoop.
The Charger SRT Hellcat offers a few different levels of armored protection, based on the customer’s wants/needs. But, the greatest option available to buyers has to be the all-wheel-drive. Fiat-Chrysler has never offered AWD for its Hellcat models, so this is very interesting. Armormax can hook it up with AWD during it’s in-house conversion process. Customers can simply opt-in and the shop will make sure the 707 horsepower is sent to all four wheels. Of course, the company installs police-spec lighting, ballistic armored glass, a push bar, and run-flat tires. The Hellcat’s battery, radiator, fuel tank, and ECU are also protected. It’s unknown how much weight the bulletproofing adds to the car, but we’re confident the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine will be able to handle it. Pricing is based on case-by-case basis, but we wouldn’t be shocked to find out the wheels will go for $100,000, especially with the AWD option.