1992 Ferrari F40
Documents: Italian Libretto
- 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.
Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue, this lot will now be offered with Italian Libretto.
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