1991 Ferrari F40


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Dutch title - Model emblematic of Ferrari's 40 years - Certified by Ferrari Classiche - Wonderfully maintained car - 27 013 km from new - Complete file of invoices and history - Road registered and fully serviced prior to the sale Often considered to be the last true Ferrari supercar and frequently listed as one of the most spectacular cars of all time, the Ferrari F40 was born an icon. This radical car was launched to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ferrari, with a limited production planned for 400 examples. Faced with strong demand, the number of examples built between 1987 and 1992 rose to 1,311, all left-hand drive and all painted Rosso Corsa. With a twin-turbo V8 engine producing 478 bhp set on a lightweight carbon platform, the F40 was the first production car to exceed 200 mph. It was also the last designed by Ferrari while Enzo Ferrari was alive. " Il Commendatore " died in August 1988, one year after the unforgettable launch of the F40. Twenty-seven years later, the F40 has lost none of its appeal, as is clear here with this example. Sold in 1991 by the well-known German distributor, Auto Becker, in Düsseldorf, to a Mr Dieter Wolf from Wölfersheim, the car was registered FB-D 40 on 31 May of the same year. Wolf used it sparingly and, three years later, in May 1994, he took the car to a Ferrari agent for its 10,000 km service. In March 1998, he sold the F40 to Mr Arnold Gardemann, president of the Ferrari Club of Germany. Gardemann didn't have long to enjoy the car, as it went off the road at low speed shortly afterwards, with just 11,142 km on the odometer. Gardemann decided to sell it, which is when the current Dutch owner acquired the car, in May 1998. Liaising with Ferrari Maranello and the Dutch Ferrari dealer, Kroymans, the official Ferrari Classiche distributor in Holland, Forza Service, completely repaired the car without any technical or financial compromise. It was fitted with a new odometer set at 7,118 km, a modification certified by Ferrari. The old odometer comes with the car. Once the work was complete, it took part in several events, the first of which was in 2003 in Baden-Baden, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ferrari Club of Germany, where the car was reunited with its former owner, Arnold Gardemann. It was subsequently used on other events including the rally marking 30 years of the F40, in 2008, and the Mille Miglia Ferrari Tribute in 2010, 2011 and 2012, at the invitation of Ferrari. During this time, the car was serviced regularly by Kroymans or Forza Service, and there are bills documenting the work carried out. In October 2008, this F40 was given Ferrari Classiche certification and during its last inspection in 2011, no fault was detected. Having covered 27,013 km, it is presented in superb condition, having benefitted from a full service at Forza Service prior to the sale. The new owner will therefore be able to experience fully the sensations offered by this extraordinary machine.