fbpx
Culture > Stuff

Feel like playing tunes with a Ford GT40 guitar?

Handsomely painted in that iconic Gulf Oil livery

One of the most popular liveries in the world of motorsports. PHOTO FROM SAFIR GT40 SPARES

Car enthusiasts who are musically inclined might remember the Corvette guitar made by Gibson in the ’90s based on its Les Paul model. That novel creation showed there might be a market for musical instruments that sport automotive styling.

So here we are with a guitar based on the Le Mans-conquering Ford GT40, spray-painted in that famous Gulf Oil livery.

There's something about the way asphalt accentuates the Gulf Oil livery. PHOTOS FROM SAFIR GT40 SPARES

Manufactured by Hoodoo—a guitar company based in Calgary, Canada—the GT40 Victory Series guitar is commissioned by Safir GT40 Spares, a shop that assembles GT40 kits (minus the engine) for fans of the classic sports car.

There are four colorways the guitar is available in: a black one based on the 1966 GT40P/1046 chassis, with a No. 2 roundel; a red one based on the 1967 GT40 J-5 chassis, with a No. 1 roundel; a Gulf Oil one based on the 1968 GT40P/1075 chassis, with a No. 9 roundel; and another Gulf Oil one based on the 1969 GT40P/1075 chassis, with a No. 6 roundel. Each colorway is limited to 100 pieces.

This particular piece is based on the 1969 GT40P/1075 chassis. PHOTOS FROM SAFIR GT40 SPARES

Designed by a member of Safir GT40 Spares’ marketing department, the GT40 guitar features a hood scoop, fenders and a roundel pick guard. It also comes with a nice chassis plate that displays the example’s number in its respective colorway series.

It's all in the details. The level of craftsmanship explains the price. PHOTOS FROM SAFIR GT40 SPARES

The price? You can order one for 7,704 CAD (or P315,000). Not exactly cheap, obviously. But imagine the looks of envy that will come your way as people hear you strum the opening chords of Kalapana’s “The Hurt.” Never mind if you’re really trying to play Steely Dan’s “Any Major Dude Will Tell You.”



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 23 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a new local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll.



Comments