At what point to parts become art? Is there an intersection of those two lines? Personally, I believe that there is and this incredible Celeritech exhaust for Ford GT40s and replicas is proof of that. These systems can be built to fit 289 small blocks, big blocks, and whatever other engine you’d like to stuff in the back of your car. They were developed by a Euopean company and since a lot of tracks have noise regulations over there (like we do here) they offer different levels of loudness. You will see some systems with two mufflers and some with four. It’s all about what the owner wants.
You can have this system made in multiple different metal variants. You are looking at a stainless kit which can be had in Inconel and mild steel as well. The stainless setup is $5,000. We’re not even guessing what the Inconel version is going for these days but it’ll likely make your wallet sweat.
There is something beautiful about the symmetry, the bends, and welding, all of it. So yes, parts can be art and this is a prime example. A billet cylinder head, designed by people and when whittled out by a machine is a masterpiece of modern technology and acquired knowledge. Placing a polished, bare billet hemi head on a pedestal inside a modern art museum would have people stopped in their tracks. Having no idea what it was they’d see it for sculpture.
This exhaust captures my attention like that.
And for anyone who googled Celeritech and got some outfit in Florida, the correct URL is below……and they’re in the Netherlands