1989 Ferrari F40
- Year of manufacture1989
- Car typeOther
- Lot number229
- Exterior colourOther
- Sold new by Pozzi in Paris
- Enzo Ferrari's final masterpiece
- Service book stamped up to date
- Just 28 500 km from new
The F40 is known by enthusiasts as the last Ferrari designed and built under the direct supervision of Enzo Ferrari. This radical car took up the concept of the already mythical and sought-after Ferrari 288 GTO. It enjoyed a hugely successful international media launch 1987 celebrating the marque's 40th anniversary. Its twin-turbo V8 developed 478 bhp at 7000 rpm and had incredible suspension and a rigid, lightweight chassis made from composite materials that were also used for the boot, bonnet, doors and roof. The shape of the car, designed by Pininfarina, reflected the priority given to its function and aerodynamic efficiency, as seen in the large rear spoiler almost at roof level. The F40 has a performance that is still breathtaking today. However in 1987, it was out of this world: the car had a top-speed of 324 km/h, and could cover a kilometre from a standing start in 21 seconds, a feat only achieved by a few hand-crafted cars. A year after the car was first presented, Enzo Ferrari passed away at the age of 90, having overseen the creation of his last uncompromising masterpiece, the F40.
The Ferrari F40 on offer was delivered new on 1 December 1989 by the French Ferrari importer, Charles Pozzi S.A. in Levallois-Perret. A date three months later date appears on the first page of the service book: 7 March 1989. The car was road-registered for the first time on 8 February 1991 according to the French title. There is an explanation for this: when the F40 was first launched, speculation was rife in a market that would collapse at the end of 1990. The price of the new F40 in France was 1 750 000 FF in 1987, and the order alone could sell for double this the following day. This F40 was one of the examples that sold for a profit while on order, without the car actually moving an inch! This explains why there are two dates on the logbook and a different date on the registration document. This car, never damaged, is well known to the Pozzi workshop manager in Levallois. The first owner on the logbook lived in the 8th arrondissement in Paris. Throughout its 25-year life it passed through the hands of three others before being acquired by the current owner, a Boeing 747 captain and marque enthusiast who has been a collector for the past 30 years ! Today the car has covered 28,500 km and has benefitted from a major service at 28,019 km in February this year, when the timing gear was replaced along with the belt tensioners. This stunning F40 is presented in Rosso Fer 300/9 with Stoffa Vigogna interior, the classic combination for this model. It is in impeccable condition mechanically and cosmetically, ready to take to the road ! Enzo Ferrari's last work of art, it will be known forever as one of the most important and striking models in Maranello's history. It represents the ultimate dream for a whole generation, and it is therefore logical that its value has been on the rise. Buy now! Advice to all enthusiasts...