<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113

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Lot 87
1990 Ferrari F40
Design by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 1,457,500 inc. premium
1990 Ferrari F40
Design by Pininfarina
VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030

Engine no. 24113

2,936cc DOHC Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
478bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Being offered by the original owner
*Fewer than 2,100 miles from new
*Impeccable and documented history
*1 of only 213 F40s built for the US Market
*Impressive list of accompaniments including full Schedoni luggage


THE FERRARI F40

No Ferrari road car is more closely associated with Enzo Ferrari than the F40, the final project under the direction of Il Commendatore before his death in 1988. Built to commemorate the Italian carmaker's 40th anniversary, the F40 was, at its introduction in 1987, Ferrari's most powerful production car to date. Its 2936cc twin-turbocharged V8, nestled beneath the sloping buttresses of the berlinetta coupe's roofline, produced 478bhp and 426 lb-ft (577 Nm) of torque, delivering "supercar" levels of performance: 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and, more significantly, a top speed of 201mph (324km/h). No production car before the F40 had ever pushed beyond that barrier.

The F40 was mechanically based on the racing version of the 288 GTO, the GTO Evoluzione. It's race-bred heritage is clearly evident in its lack of anti-lock brakes, steering assist, and any sound-deadening measures. In fact, in contrast to the 959's technical complexity, the F40 achieved its remarkable performance in the traditional Ferrari manner - combining a powerful engine with light weight and a slippery shape, and a competition-tuned suspension with a large footprint.

The four-cam GTO based engine was bored out to three liters and re-tuned to achieve the prodigious output. It was placed longitudinally, which greatly simplified the mounting of the twin water-cooled IHI turbochargers. The Weber-Marelli electronic injection is fed from two fuel tanks, one just ahead of each rear wheel. On US spec examples the fuel tanks are aluminum and unlike the rubber blatters in the European spec examples, they do not require costly replacement.

Due to the extensive use of composites throughout the car, the F40 weighs just 2,425 pounds, more than 500 pounds less than its supercar rival - the Porsche 959. The comprehensive weight-saving program included paint so thinly spread that the body panels' Kevlar weave can be seen underneath. The F40's bodywork was designed under the direction of Leonardo Fioravanti, who also was responsible for the 288 GTO, Daytona, Dino 206/246 GT, 512 Berlinetta Boxer, and numerous other projects in his time both at Ferrari and later with Pininfarina. His initial wedge shape was, in tune with the car's racing-related development, then taken by Pininfarina and refined in the wind tunnel for optimum downforce and low drag.

The cockpit too, is all business, offering little in creature comfort but reaffirming the F40's essential character as a racecar for the street. Beyond the well-bolstered seats, gated shifter, padded steering wheel, and analog instrumentation, there is little to engage the eye from the driver's seat, but that's primary to the F40's raison d'etre — to fully immerse the driver in a pure Ferrari driving experience.

Autocar concluded its test thus, 'On a smooth road it is a scintillatingly fast car that is docile and charming in its nature; a car that is demanding but not difficult to drive, blessed as it is with massive grip and, even more importantly, superb balance and manners. You can use its performance - the closest any production carmaker has yet come to racecar levels - and revel in it. ...there's little doubt it is the very personification of the term sports car.'

As a result of the car's desirability and enormous demand, Ferrari pushed total production numbers to 1,311, all of which left the factory in left-hand drive and liveried in classic Rossa Corsa paint. Of the 1,311 F40s produced, only 213 were of U.S.-specification, which generated bidding wars; eager customers were willing to pay up to twice the list price to secure one of those that would be imported.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

In 1990, acquiring a U.S.-specification Ferrari F40 was no easy task. The 213 production cars were all immediately spoken for upon their announcement, many of which selling for more than double their already high list prices. Luckily, having purchased a 288 GTO just five years earlier, the consignor was on Ferrari's short list and was able to secure an allocation for his F40 through Ron Tonking Gran Turismo, in Portland, Oregon. After securing the allocation for Ferrari's latest supercar, the consignor and his family planned a return trip to Italy to take delivery of the iconic F40 in Modena as part of his 50th birthday celebration. This trip is extensively documented in the car's in-depth history file.

During its younger years the car was used sparingly on fair weather days and made appearances at Ferrari club events across the country. In the late-1990s, the car was safely tucked away into a climate controlled garage, where it has laid dormant until recently. After nearly 30 years of ownership, the consignor has made the decision to part with the car and as a result, has recently took it out of storage to be professionally detailed and serviced. The car has received a full major engine service by a well-respected Ferrari technician. The body is very straight with everything lining up just like it did the day it left the factory. With the exception of a minor touch up encompassing an area of less than one square foot in diameter on the right rear of the car due to contact made with a trailer while unloading, the car retains its original, factory applied paint. The factory paint presents beautifully, only showing minor imperfections that one might expect of a vehicle that has traveled less than 2,100 spirited miles. The interior and engine bay are in equally impressive condition, displaying time capsule like originality. Accompanying the F40 are its original tools, books, factory records, window sticker, both sets of keys, a copy of the certificate of origin, and an exceedingly rare, full Schedoni luggage set – most of which have never been opened and are still in the original packaging, sealed with the factory Schedoni branded packing tape!

The last ultra-high-performance sports car built under the Commendatore's direct supervision is a landmark vehicle that is widely regarded as Ferrari's best drivers' car. This low mileage, single owner, US spec F40 presents an opportunity to acquire a best of breed legend that is off the charts on the collectability scale – if you have ever considered purchasing an F40, the sale of this car is not to be missed.
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<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
<B>1990 Ferrari F40</B><br /> VIN. ZFFMN34A6L0087030<br /> Engine no. 24113
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