1968 Ford F-100 Restomod Pays Hommage to GT40
What if Ford used an F-100 as the support truck for its iconic GT40 racer? Well, it would probably look like this!
Ford has built countless iconic models over the years. But few hold the historic prominence of the mighty GT40. Built specifically to beat Ferrari at its own game, the mighty supercar exceeded expectations by scoring four consecutive Le Mans victories. Making Ford the first American manufacturer to record an overall victory in the historic 24-hour race. Today, if you’re lucky (and rich), you can buy a new GT, a car that pays homage to that iconic nameplate. Or, you could just build a killer truck like this 1968 Ford F-100, which accomplishes the same feat.
Building a truck that can perform on the track like the GT40 would be tough, of course. So, the idea behind this Ford F-100, dreamed up by Pacific Muscle Cars in Kelowna, British Columbia, and profiled by Ford Muscle, is more support truck than all-out racer. Which isn’t to say that it couldn’t hold its own on the track. After all, it does pack a modern punch consisting of a 5.0-liter Coyote V8, 4R70W automatic transmission, and 8.8-inch rear with 3.55 gears.
The details, however, are where this amazing restomod Ford F-100 really shines. The body has been completely redone with subtle details like 1967 Mustang vents, shaved and tucked bumpers, shaved drip rails, and Kindig flush mounted door handles. The fuel filler door now resides inside the bed, and the engine bay is simply a smoothed-out work of art.
The interior of this Ford “GT100” is no less impressive. Acres of custom stitched upholstery comes together to form something far more modern than the original setup. And of course, the finishing touch on this incredible build is a flawless paint job. Done up in the same iconic JW Automotive/Gulf Oil colors that also adorned the Le Mans winning GT40. And we can’t think of a better tribute than that!