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Lot 877

1992 Ferrari F40

  • Chassis no. ZFFGJ34B000091464

Sold for €1.030.400

Documents: Italian Libretto


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.




Motore V-8 a 90°, doppio albero a camme in testa per bancata, 2936 cc, 478 Cv, con doppio turbocompressore e sistema di gestione del motore e dell’iniezione elettronica Weber-Marelli, cambio manuale a 5 marce, telaio in acciaio tubolare e fibra di carbonio. Sospensioni a quattro ruote indipendenti con doppio quadrilatero deformabile con ammortizzatori idraulici Koni e barre anti rollio, quattro freni a disco autoventilati. Passo: 2450 mm

• Meno di 26.800 chilometri
• Recentemente tagliandata presso la Motor Service Srl

La prima vettura di normale produzione a raggiungere i 320 Km/h, la F40 è stata, per molte ragioni, una delle pietre miliari della storia Ferrari. Creata per celebrare il 40° anniversario della società, diventerà l’ultimo modello ad essere deliberato da Enzo Ferrari, poco prima della sua morte. Ispirandosi alle soluzioni tecniche della Formula 1, la Ferrari si è impegnata per fare l’F40 il più leggera possibile, anticipando l’uso della fibra di carbonio per la realizzazione del telaio e della carrozzeria, ottenendo il risultato finale di una vettura pesante poco più di 1110 chili. In aggiunta alla sua velocità massima di 320 Km/h, la F40 è capace di passare da 0 a 100 Km/h in soli 3,8 secondi e di traguardare i 400 metri in 11,8 secondi.

Originalmente equipaggiato di catalizzatore e di sospensioni non regolabili, il telaio 91464 è stato consegnato nuovo in Svizzera, al Dr. Daniel Schick, tramite la concessionaria Graber Automobile AG, di Wichtrach, il 18 dicembre 1991. Il Dr. Schick, residente a Rio de Janeiro, Brasile, teneva comunque la sua F40 tra Germania e Svizzera, pronta per essere usata da lui o dal figlio, al tempo abitante in Germania. Successivamente è stata venduta, sempre in Svizzera, al Sig. Goldschagg poi seguito da un altro proprietario a Monaco, Germania, che l’ha targata M-WW 8833. Durante gli anni trascorsi in Germania, la macchina è stata equipaggiata con cerchioni non originali, un nuovo muso e passaruota leggermente allargati e le sospensioni sono state modificate.

L’F40 è tornata nella natia Italia verso il 2007, ed ha subito effettuato, a 26.761 chilometri, il tagliando dei 30.000 chilometri presso l’officina Michelotto Giuliano & Co. s.n.c. di Padova. Più recentemente è stata tagliandata presso la Motor Service srl, officina ufficiale Ferrari e Maserati di Modena.

Addendum

Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue, this lot will now be offered with Italian Libretto.
Please note this lot is currently under an order of seizure, which will be removed following the sale. Upon receipt of payment from the buyer, RM Sotheby’s will liaise with the appointed administrator for release of the seizure, which is expected to take approximately 10 days. During this time, lots will remain onsite at the Fiera Milano and collection can be arranged after confirmation from RM that the seizure order has been lifted.
For lots with a current Italian libretto, please be aware that the PRA must remove the seizure order from its records before re-registration can take place in any country. This process is expected to take 6-8 weeks, during which lots may be transported to an EU destination but may not be exported.

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