One-of-one 1989 Ferrari F40 “Competizione” for sale

Introduction to the Ferrari F40

The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car known as the 1989 Ferrari F40 was produced by Ferrari between the years of 1988 and 1994. It was the first Formula One vehicle to be approved for use on public roads that was capable of exceeding 330 kilometers per hour (205 mph).

The Ferrari F40 from 1989 is often ranked as one of the most desirable automobiles in the world. It is a historical artifact that is regarded as one of the very greatest automobiles that has ever been manufactured. Despite this, there were a sufficient number of rumors and scandals around the topic.

Before getting behind the wheel of a classic vehicle, it is in your best interest to have some experience with driving older vehicles.

In the morning, while I was driving to pick up my girlfriend, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was completely unprepared. After the battery on my phone died, I hastily called her to let her know that I would be late for our appointment. After she told me that she would wait for me in the car, I immediately realized that there was a problem. She didn’t sound like herself at all, and when she remarked over the phone, “I’ll lock the doors,” my internal security system immediately went into overdrive.

One-of-one 1989 Ferrari F40 "Competizione" for sale

The Ferrari F400 is a model of the Ferrari F40 that was released in 1989. It is most well-known for its role in films like “The Italian Job,” in which it had a prominent role. The purchase of the car was only $200,000, but it is now worth approximately $700,00 USD.

In 1989, Ferrari introduced their brand-new Ferrari F40 model, which featured a completely original look and was unlike anything the company had previously created. The car had a streamlined body and a big aperture on the top for access to the engine, which enabled it to have superior cooling capabilities compared to earlier models. In addition to it, it came equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine that had the capacity to generate up to 493 horsepower.

The price of the car was set at $1 million when it was first offered for sale, but after a bidding war broke out between two affluent collectors who were both interested in purchasing it, it skyrocketed to become one of the most expensive automobiles ever sold.

Although Ferrari has competed in motorsports with a number of its road vehicles in the past, the F40 was not one of them. This 1989 Ferrari F40 “Competizione,” which is currently up for private sale via RM Sotheby’s, is one example of the many privateer F40 race vehicles that have arisen over the years. The factory itself never competed in any races with the iconic vehicle from the 1980s.

According to the advertising for the upcoming auction, the vehicle with the chassis number 80782 was a road car when it left the Ferrari plant in November 1989. It was then transported to Kroymans BV, which was the official Ferrari importer for the Netherlands at the time. After three years, Peter van Erp of Cavallino Tuning, the racing division of Kroymans BV, transformed it into a race car so that it could be entered in competition.

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This event marked the beginning of a competition career that would endure until 2009, during which time the F40 would gradually acquire an increasing number of changes. This began with the installation of racing shocks made by Intracks, instruments made by Stack, new brakes, and some modifications to the bodywork. In 1995, a roll hoop and air jacks were included as new features.

At first, the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-8 engine was left in its factory configuration; but, at some point in time, it was modified. A significant increase from the standard output of 471 horsepower, the listing states that it now generates between 700 and 1,000 hp (depending on the arrangement). Even with the standard rating, the F40 was able to reach a top speed of 200 miles per hour, which made it the world’s fastest production car when it was introduced in 1987. However, due to turbo lag, a Buick GNX was able to beat it in the quarter mile.

This F40 looks like it just left the showroom despite the fact that it has spent its whole life racing. A mechanical servicing was performed on the vehicle in 2019, which included crack testing of the suspension and the installation of new fire extinguisher and fuel tanks. The servicing was commissioned by a previous owner. The car’s current owner just had it repainted into its present Grigio Nardo (gray) color, which required the car to be completely disassembled and repainted.

Although RM Sotheby’s did not provide a pre-auction estimate, you should not anticipate that the modified status of this Ferrari F40 will have an impact on its final selling price. This particular model has a true racing heritage, which helps to explain the modifications that have been made to it. In 2014, a wrecked Ferrari F40 that had been restored and modified on the show “Fast N’ Loud” on the Discovery Channel sold for $742,500.

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