1989 Ferrari F40
EU Supplied: Non-Catalytic / Non-Adjustable / Lexan Window Option
Correct Matching Numbers: Ferrari Classiche Certified
UK Registration: F40 Registration Number
As early as 1984, the Maranello factory had begun development of an Evolution model of the 288 GTO intended to compete in the FIA Group B series. However, when the FIA brought an end to the Group B category for the 1986 racing season, Ferrari was left with five 288 GTO Evoluzione development cars and no series in which to campaign them. Enzo Ferrari desired a car to serve as his final statement – maker; a vehicle encompassing the best in track-developed technology and capable of being a showcase for what the Ferrari engineers were capable of creating. The company's upcoming 40th anniversary provided just the right occasion for the car to debut. As Enzo had predicted it would, the F40 would become the last car to be commissioned by him before his death.
The Ferrari F40 is a mid - engined rear-wheel drive, two-door sports car produced by Ferrari from 1989 to 1992 as the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO. In 1989 it held the title as the world's fastest street-legal production car, during its years of production it was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful and most expensive car. When debuted, the factory retail list price was £193,000. Due to the small numbers produced and the high demand worldwide for the “first real road supercar” it was reported that some owners had paid up to One Million Pounds to own this Ultimate Ferrari model.
Our car was supplied new on the 19th June 1989 via by Wolfgang Denzel of Austria. Commissioned to be built in Rosso Corsa with Stoffa Vigogna interior with the highly desirable and collectable specification of non-catalytic converters, non-adjustable suspension and Lexan sliding windows.
Unfortunately, the car suffered a major accident in the 1990’s. The car was acquired by a renowned Ferrari collector whom already owned a road going F40, he then required an additional car for track use and chose the world leading Ferrari restoration house Bacchelli & Villa of Modena to complete works to LM specification. Although completed, the car never raced or competed in any events.
In 2014, the car was purchased by the previous owner whom decided to restore the car to its original manufactured specification and chose Carrozzeria Zanasi of Maranello to carry out the works. There has been a very close link between the factory and Carrozzeria Zanasi since 1964. Enzo Ferrari was looking for a skilled artisan to help repair his accident-damaged racing cars. He met the young and talented Umberto Zanasi, and the historical partnership began. The Carrozzeria works closely with the Ferrari Classiche Department and prepares cars for and on behalf of the factory to issue the Ferrari Certificates of Authenticity. The facility is managed by factory trained technicians with experience in repairing Ferrari and Maserati to strict accordance to original manufacturing standards.
The Ferrari commenced its no expense spared restoration at Carrozzeria Zanasi to such a high uncompromisable standard. At completion of the full restoration, new original fresh fuel bag tanks were fitted and are now valid until 2025. Finally, the car was issued the factory approved “ Certificato di autenticita ” Classiche programme on the 25th July 2016 confirming the cars originality.
The car has covered a mere 1,028 klm (639 miles) since completion; accompanying the car is:
The handbook, original service coupon booklet & other related documents
Original leather pouch
Fitted Ferrari Car Cover
Ferrari Classiche Certification (Red Book)
Works Invoices from Carrozzeria Zanasi
This Ferrari, for sale today, is now available for the closest inspection at our central London showrooms and presented in As New Condition and offered at a highly competitive asking price compared to alternative F40’s currently available.