E.R.A. GT40 Mk 1
'Gulf pattern' Charcoal Gray/Guards Red secondary

3/4-driver-side shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

GT40 Mk1 replica, manufactured by acclaimed ERA [Era Replica Automobiles] of New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.A.

ERA's entry in the GT40 reproduction sweepstakes has long been [since the 1980s] the most highly engineered and most robust reproduction of Ford's famed GT40. This is about as close as you get to Ford's original track star, the phenomenal [Mk1 and Mk2] drivin' machines that on Sunday, 19 June, 1966 crossed the finish line at LeMans in a three-GT40 lineup, and in 1-2-3 fashion [Ken Miles, then Bruce McLaren, then Denny Hulme].

Ford/Keith Craft 302" V8 stroked to 331 cid
(dynoed) 421 hp/423 ft.lbs. torque

Engine photo above is hotlinked [ALTERNATE view of engine, MUCH larger size].

  • Ford 302" [stroked to 331 cid] small-block powerplant blueprinted/balanced by Keith Craft; delivers a robust & reliable 421 hp/423 ft.lbs. torque [dyno-tested]
  • Eagle cast steel crankshaft
  • Eagle I-Beam rods
  • Ford Racing hydraulic roller lifters
  • AFR 165 heads
  • Inglese 48 mm Weber carburetion ensemble, fully polished
  • MSD distributor
  • Melling blueprinted oil pump
  • Armando 8-qt. [7.6L] oil pan

Two separate fuel systems constructed with top-of-the-line Aeromotive fuel pumps. Fuel-delivery arrangement is designed to be a circulating system... therefore, no vapor-lock issues. The setup is designed with a Pollock valve which returns the fuel to the correct tank. Fuel system has a pre-and post-pump filter to prevent carburetor clogging.


Above engine/bundle of snakes shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Custom-made (bundle of snakes) headers; I designed/formed the setup so all the pipes come off the block at the same angle, in perfect symmetry. That bundle of snakes is a showcase specimen of fully-functional moto-sports art.

The headers are ceramic coated to prevent heat buildup.


  • Ford Racing clutch assembly
  • ZF model 5DS-25-2 5-speed transaxle... robust & reliable construction personified. IMHO it's the only gearbox for a serious GT40. It was polished and thoroughly rebuilt by famed Lloyd Butfoy [RBT Transmissions in Anaheim, California]
  • upgraded U-joints and custom-fabricated splined halfshafts


Above cockpit shot is
hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • original-style GT40 seats [upholstered in rich leather with brass-rivets]
  • Simpson racing seatbelts
  • Moto-Lita leather-bound steering wheel [steering wheel fitted with quick release for easier in and out]
  • Stewart Warner blackfaced gauges
  • Vintage Air air conditioning and heating, controls mounted under dash
  • adjustable pedals for long or short legs.
  • DynaMat thermal and sound insulation

Above passenger-side aerial shot is
hotlinked [same aerial view, MUCH larger size].


  • SS [stainless steel] semi-monocoque structure
  • built-in structural rollbar
  • cast aluminum suspension uprights front & rear
  • front & rear swaybars
  • Spax adjustable coil-over shocks

Above driver-side broadside shot is hotlinked [same broadside view, MUCH larger size].

Above frontal shot is
hotlinked [same menacing view, MUCH larger size].


  • pin-drive hubs
  • Halibrand-style wheels [knockoff hubs]
  • Avon racing rubber

Above front profile shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Above driver-side 3/4-rear shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].


Above rear shot is hotlinked [same rear view, MUCH larger size].

This 'Fabulous Forty' is fitted with an inertia shutoff switch; in case of an impact that safety switch will shut off all power so the electric fuel pumps won't keep running.

Over two years of skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail was put into the building of this splendid reproduction of Ford's Ferrari-thrashing drivin' machine. It will draw an admiring crowd at any event.

It has logged less than 150 miles of test/break-in driving, so it's essentially a brand-new car.

I will transport it to San Francisco or Los Angeles/Long Beach for international shipping.

This dazzlingly well-executed 'Fab Forty' is priced to sell promptly at


Jim Fletcher

(559) 298-xxxx PST (cell)
 Located in Fresno, California, USA

The terrific GT40 photography you see on this page was brought to you by Jim Fletcher himself, using his Canon EOS Rebel XF1 digicam and its standard 18–55mm zoom lens...
Jim scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Photography Tips.'

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