1966 GT40 Supercar: Chris Ashton's SEMA Build
Apr 7th 2022
I LIKE THAT [SPEEDHUT] HAD A GT40 SET THAT HAD ALL THE RIGHT SIZES AND NUMBER OF GAUGES... I'M SUPER HAPPY WITH HOW ALL THAT STUFF CAME OUT. - CHRIS ASHTON, GT40 owner
Chris transformed his iconic 1966 GT40 replica into a 3D-printed supercar like no other, only to be damaged in a mudslide just months before SEMA. "The first big rainstorm that came through, since all the vegetation was burned, the mud just flowed off the mountain right into the back of the house and into the garage," he said. "I was in the process of building [the GT40] so it was on a lift... but it was covered in mud and suffered some damage."
"The build really came down to the wire. I like to do all this stuff myself. I had to call in all my favors to my friends. I think we had five of us, just cranking on the car... we finished it Sunday and then drove up and this was in the booth on Monday morning. I'm excited to get it back home... put some miles on it."
"I love the GT40s but I really want mine to be my own and to be special."
"It started with a Superformance GT40, so I bought it and I wanted to wide-body it, customize it, do my own gauges, headlights, body kit, motor installation... all the custom touches you see are mine. The theme for this build was using high-tech processes and materials. The whole car was 3D-scanned into the computer, and the fenders, the nosepiece, the headlights were modeled in the computer in 3D and then 3D-printed."
Big THANK YOU to Chris (@macmaninfi) for showing us details of the modified Superformance build.
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Speedhut gauges featured:
Ford GT Gauges