The mythical Ford GT-40
has been coveted by Ford enthusiasts since the day it appeared on the scene. This magnificent automobile was the idea of Henry Ford II, to bring attention to the high performance vehicles that Ford was capable of producing. He started the Ford Advanced Vehicles Division in Slough, England to break Ferrari's dominance of road racing. This high performance sports car emerged as the primary adversary of Ferrari. The most historic event was the 24 Hours of LeMans in June, 1966. In that race, Ford not only prevented Ferrari from winning a sixth straight title, but also finished one, two, and three. In 1966, the GT-40 Mark 3 was introduced, which was a street version of the race cars. Years later, the GT-40 was repackaged and re-released as the Ford GT, on an extremely limited basis.
The popularity of this Ford was overwhelming. However, due to the great expense of the car, possibility of ownership was extremely limited. This factor ignited one of the greatest aftermarket surges in automotive history- the GT-40 Replica. Dozens of companies opened their facilities, each featuring their own version of the Ford GT-40. Although not exact replicas, they were based on the basic platform of the GT-40.
One of the most well known companies was Fiberfab. Fiberfab was founded by Warren "Bud" Goodwin, offering an affordable version of a car everyone wanted to own. He offered a two model Avenger line, and the advanced Valkyrie. With various body, drivetrain, and option packages, a potential owner could build the car of his dreams. The majority of the vintage units were built in the '60's and early '70's. The Valkyrie was revived in 2003 by a new Fiberfab, and many new versions are available. However, the vintage models are the most sought after by enthusiasts.
All paperwork suggests this is a vintage 1967 Avenger GT-15. We are not experts in these cars, however. Hugger Orange exterior finish. The paint is older and has some touch ups from driving. However, the overall finish has been highly buffed to a mirror gloss. Tilt front nose. Tilt rear bonnet with air intake scoop. Shaved door handles. Dual recessed headlamp pods. Clear headlamp covers are missing. Dual sport mirrors. Custom fabricated, offset wheels fitted to Karmann Ghia four lug hubs. Radial tires, P205/75R15 on the front and P235/75R15 on the rear. All three body sections are fiberglass. Rear window is from a 1965 Mustang fastback, and is in good condition. Front windshield is 1965 Corvair- stone chip in center of windshield. Passenger side window is 1965 Ford Galaxie. Driver's window glass is broken. A replacement is included with the car.
Square tubular frame from front to rear. Karmann Ghia floor pan. Karmann Ghia balljoint front end. Front disc brakes. Fuel tank mounted under front hood. Heavy duty radiator and electric cooling fan also mounted under front hood. Chevrolet 4.3 liter six cylinder engine. Overbored .030". Ported and polished heads. Melling hydraulic cam and valve train. Rochester Quadra- Jet four barrel carburetor. Custom dual exhaust. Karmann Ghia transaxle, four speed with hydraulic clutch and slave cylinder.
Black interior. Two fiberglass bucket seats. Seat covers need replacement. Seats are not bolted down. No door panels. Carpet is worn. Three spoke steering wheel with tilt column. 160 MPH speedometer. Water, fuel, oil temperature, and oil pressure gauges. All controls are in an overhead electrical panel. Six point roll cage.