1992 FERRARI F40
RM Sothebys | 27-Nov-2016 | Duemila Ruote | Venue : FIERA MILANO, Milano AutoClassica, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI)
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 877
Year : 1992
Engine Size : -
Chassis No. : # ZFFGJ34B000091464
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Without Reserve
To be auctioned on Sunday, November 27, 2016
 

478 bhp, 2,936 cc DOHC 90-degree V-8 engine with twin turbochargers and Weber-Marelli engine management and fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, tubular steel and carbon composite chassis, front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Koni hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,450 mm

Less than 26,800 kilometres
Recent service by Motor Service Srl

The very first production car to top 200 mph, the F40 was a landmark car in Ferrari’s history for a variety of reasons. It was created in celebration of the company’s 40th birthday and would be the very last Ferrari that Enzo Ferrari personally oversaw before his passing. Looking to its Formula 1 team for inspiration, Ferrari sought to make the F40 as lightweight as possible, pioneering the use of carbon fibre for its chassis and bodywork, resulting in a svelte 2,400 pounds. In addition to its top speed of 201.4 mph, the F40 could sprint from 0–60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and rocket through the quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds.
Originally outfitted with catalytic converters and a non-adjustable suspension, chassis 91464 was delivered new to Dr Daniel Schick through Graber Automobile AG in Wichtrach, Switzerland, on 18 December 1991. Dr Schick resided in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but kept his F40 in Switzerland and Germany for his personal use and the use of his son living in Germany at the time. It was later sold to a Mr Goldschagg of Switzerland before passing to an owner in Munich, Germany, who registered the car on German plates M-WW 8833. During its time in Germany, the F40 was fitted with non-standard wheels, a new nose with slightly flared fender arches, and its suspension was upgraded.
The F40 had returned to its native Italy around 2007 and received its 30,000 kilometre service (with 26,761 kilometres showing) by Michelotto Giuliano & Co s.n.c in Padova that year. More recently, it has been serviced by Motor Service Srl, the official Ferrari dealership in Modena, and is ready to return to the open road.