Champion Oil to Display 50th Anniversary Shelby GT40 MKII at Fall Trade Show

Aug 3, 2016

Champion Oil will display at the SEMA Show Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas. The company’s Las Vegas Convention Center booth (No. 24423) will feature a limited edition 50th Anniversary Shelby GT40 MKII.

Las Vegas headquartered Shelby American  is offering a 20 limited edition Shelby GT40 MKIIs to celebrate the original car’s one-two-three finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The “50th Anniversary Shelby GT40” is a continuation of the original Ford big-block MKII model.

“Carroll Shelby’s involvement in Ford’s Le Mans program is one of the best-known chapters in our racing history,” said Joe Conway, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Carroll Shelby shared Henry Ford II’s desire to defeat Ferrari on the international stage to earn American automakers worldwide respect.”

The new GT40s are built on an original-style steel monocoque chassis and fully independent suspension. The continuation car is 163-inches long and 40-inches high, the exact dimensions of the original. It even uses the same twin 10-gallon gas tank setup and original-style 15-inch Halibrand pin drive wheels. More than two-thirds of the parts can be interchanged with the original GT40 MKII race car, according to Shelby American.

For more information, call Shelby American at 702-942-7325.