The 'Must Have' Ferrari Supercar Icon and last car presented by Enzo Ferrari himself.
Ferrari’s F40 is the definitive supercar and has a formidable reputation alongside the 250 GTO as possibly the best road Ferrari built to date. With the F40 Pininfarina produced an era defining creation, one that even today is instantly recognisable by old and young enthusiasts alike.
The 2936cc motor produces approximately 500bhp at 7000rpm with the help of two water-cooled IHI turbochargers running 1.1bar of boost - at 1202kg the F40 still has a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio, resulting in a top speed of 201mph flat out making it the first production car to surpass this mystical boundary. The F40 was a landmark not just on account of its crushing performance and stunning looks, but it was fittingly the last ever car presented by Enzo Ferrari, this taking place at Maranello in June 1987, 14 months before the great man’s death.
From 1991 onwards, cars were fitted with catalytic convertors to meet ever tightening legislation and at this time adjustable suspension became an option. Production was discontinued in 1992 after 1311 examples had been completed in five years (600 or so being bound for the USA and being noticeably different to their lighter and faster European cousins).
This example was delivered by Ferrari in late 1990 but was sold new in Monaco in 1991. As a 1990 model this car is fitted with catalytic convertors but is without the adjustable suspension. Sourced by Edward Lovett in 2010 from Charles Pozzi in Paris it was sold quickly to a new owner in the UK where it has remained until today. The car has been exceptionally well maintained since arriving in the UK by Dick Lovett Ferrari and Bob Houghton where it received new fuel cells in 2017. The car has just had a full major service including belts at DK Engineering along with a list of other items recommended to us by DK. The car comes with its original handbooks and leather wallet, Ferrari Classiche and numerous receipts for maintenance works. From our experience not all F40's are equal and having spent some time driving this car we can assure you it's extremely quick and very well sorted.
Photo Credit - Tom Shaxson