|Engine Displacement||2,936 cc|
Built to celebrate and named in honour of the storied Maranello marque’s 40th anniversary, the legendary Ferrari F40 needs almost no introduction. Powered by a 478-bhp twin-turbo V-8 borrowed from its predecessor, the 288 GTO, the F40 set the automotive world alight by shattering the 200-mph mark, making it the world’s fastest production car at that time.
Pioneering the use of carbon fibre, the F40 weighed just 1,088 kilos. Its Pininfarina-designed bodywork, penned by Leonardo Fioravanti, was designed with aerodynamics in mind and provided incredible high-speed stability while channelling sufficient airflow to cool the mid-mounted engine. Inside, the F40 offered the most spartan of interiors. The F40 was delivered with lightweight bucket seats, no carpets, door pulls instead of door handles and the option of either fixed or, as with the car offered here, sliding windows. The car offers no apologies for its lack of accommodations, but this will hardly bother the committed enthusiast who is given the chance to pilot such a legendary automobile.
The car offered for sale, is a superb LHD example of the vaunted supercar. It is one of the ultra-desirable first 50 so-called ‘non-cat, non-adjust’ examples of the European-spec F40. It was delivered to Christian Philippsen, president of the French Ferrari Owners Club, by Pozzi of Lyon, France, on 16 September 1989. The car has been meticulously maintained throughout its life and has travelled a mere 24,000 miles in that time.
Presented in the legendary Rosso Corsa, with red lightweight bucket seats and the iconic gated Ferrari shifter, our car is in wonderful condition throughout and is ready for spirited action on the track, the street and would be an essential addition for any discerning collector. It has recently been serviced by DK Engineering of Hertfordshire. Accompanying our F40 is the Ferrari Classiche binder, leather wallet and original books, numerous service invoices and a fuel cell certification valid until 27 February 2020.
The F40 was the last Ferrari personally approved by Enzo Ferrari before his death in 1988 and is therefore considered by some marque specialists to be the last true Ferrari. This example is a truly stunning, Classiche-certified example of the definitive Ferrari supercar of the 1980s.
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