The Gulf 1966 Ford GT40 is most likely the coolest car in the Classic Car Club Manhattan's collection. Here's everything you should know about having such a beast in NYC.
It's a replica of course, but a replica of chassis number P-1075, the modified Mk1 that won at Le Mans both in 1968 and 1969 wearing the famous colors. It was made by CAV in America to the exact specifications of that car with a 302 cubic inch V8 that's fully built and will rev happily to its redline at 6,500rpm.
Zac Moseley says you shouldn't drive it in the rain, but I'm here to disagree.
Either way, there's a method to operating a mid-engined racing prototype from the sixties, and although CCCM's car comes with air-conditioning and a rear-view camera acting as a the otherwise completely useless mirror, driving it remains a full on job, especially in the great state of New York.
Fuel pump chosen, switched on. Ignition on, button pressed. A bit of gas if it's cold. And then, a whole lot more of it.