GT40 Mk 1B Spyder
one of only three Mk1 Spyders built by CAV

Photo above is HOTLINKED [same elevated view, MUCH larger size].

GT40 Mk1 Spyder by CAV in Titanium Silver.

I'm the second owner of this rare, pristine GT40 Spyder, so it has resided in my motorcar stable for 3 years. It has logged a total of only 2,700 miles [4,350 km].

I'm selling this silver bullet to someone who can take good care of the car as I [and the previous/original owner have]. The car has been kept in a climate-controlled garage and has never seen inclement weather.

This 'fabulous forty' is very distinctive and very exclusive.

  Where the magic happens:
Ford Racing Division 302 cid/400 hp crate motor

Engine photo above is HOTLINKED [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • Ford Racing Division crate motor
  • Ford 302 cid/400 hp V8
  • Holley 4-bbl. carburetor
  • MSD ignition ensemble
  • ceramic-coated "bundle of snakes" exhaust [replete with SS heat shield]
  • high-efficiency, 6-core front mounted aluminum radiator with twin auxiliary electric cooling fans—thermostatically-controlled fans with manual override
  • SS [stainless steel] screening, custom made for front air intakes, grilles and rear engine intakes
  • hybrid Getrag [German-made] 5-speed gearbox [recommended by HRE Motorcars for its preferred gear ratios]


  • very rigid/robust monocoque chassis... augmented by the welded high-grade stainless steel tub construction; integral rollover and side-impact protection
  • adjustable coil-over shocks [all four corners]
  • anti-swaybars
  • Dynamat soundproofing in doors and chassis
  • rack & pinion steering: 2.9 turns lock-to-lock; overall ratio 14:1; twin 10-gallon fuel safety cells (20 gallons/76 liters aggregate), sill-mounted
  • original LeMans style fuel filler caps
  • individual electric pumps and filters with dash change-over switch
  • Brakes: dual circuit, front/rear split with assistance, tandem master cylinder; 11.375" ventilated discs (front), 11.375" ventilated discs (rear)
  • brake bias custom made billet cover


Cockpit photo above is HOTLINKED [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • original Ford GT steering wheel with custom-made billet hub
  • supple Argentine leather upholstery [with Legend-correct brass grommets]
  • VDO blackfaced instrument gauges with green background lighting [in 'correct' layout], 220 mph speedometer
  • Legend-correct Lucas toggle switches
  • adjustable foot pedals
  • fire extinguisher (chromed, in cockpit)
  • concealed air conditioning [thus aesthetically correct]

Instrument panel photo above is HOTLINKED [same view, MUCH larger size].

Taillight shot above is HOTLINKED [alternate view (hard top installed), MUCH larger size].

Be sure to examine the finely-finished installed hard top
hotlinked to the above taillamp photo.


Photo above is HOTLINKED [same in-your-face view, MUCH larger size].

3/4-rear shot is HOTLINKED [traffic cone's point-of-view, MUCH larger size].


  • Titanium Silver finish [with multiple clearcoats]
  • Ford GT sill panel stripes
  • Halibrand wheels fitted with Goodyear Eagle 15" [low-mass/lightweight] rubber
  • custom car cover by CAV
  • Mileage: less than 3,000 total driving miles since new.
  • Specs: Length 164.5"; Width 70"; Height 40.5"; Wheelbase 95"; Dry weight 2,150 lbs. [975 kg]
  • licensed & registered in Florida as a "1966" [thus no emissions test]
  • It was built by CAV, and is featured in the CAV Owner's Registry
  • Engine & transmission installation and maintenance by Bill Andrews of HRE Motorcars.
  • removable Spyder roof [including a custom storage case]; you can install or remove that well-designed (metal) top in a minute or less; the top AND the side windows can be installed/removed in under 3 minutes!


Photo above is HOTLINKED [same aerial-surveillance view, MUCH larger size].


Photo above is HOTLINKED [same rear/quarter view, MUCH larger size].

This GT40 Spyder delivers the best experience of both worlds—the uncompromising agility that is quintessential GT40 blended with the adventure of open air/roadster driving. And that comes from the voice of experience—I owned a GT40 coupe in the past, and this silver streak delivers a much more exhilarating (but more comfortable) driving experience than my hard top original GT40 ever did.

These two features together make for a very different and rare experience since this GT40 is only one of three spyders produced by CAV.

I only regret that I don't have the time to take it out of its stable very often. On the other hand, my adventure/driving LOSS is your low-mileage/pristine-condition GAIN!

This breathtakingly beautiful GT40 1B Spyder can be yours for


Michael Shoen

(480) 703-xxxx
 Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA (only 12 miles from Phoenix' 'Skyharbor' airport)

9 September 2016: You can mark my silver CAV GT40 Sypder SOLD! Within only four days of going up on your site, it was headed for a new home 'way back east' in Moore, Oklahoma! You can color both seller and buyer happy campers! Best, Mike Shoen

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