Villa Erba

27 May 2017

1990 Ferrari F40

  • Chassis no. ZFFGJ34B000085749


  • Catalytic converter, non-adjustable suspension example
  • Italian-delivery example; one registered owner
  • Just 18,600 kilometres from new


Built to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th birthday, the F40 was without question the pinnacle of Ferrari road car performance in the 1980s. Boasting an engine developed from the 288 GTO and tipping the scales at just 1,088 kilos, it produced mind-bending and record-breaking performance, making it the gold standard of the supercar industry for years to come.

Produced in 1990 as a mid-production F40 with catalytic converters and a non-adjustable suspension, chassis number 85749 was originally delivered to Italy and benefits from having just one registered owner from new. Presumably sold new to Germany and first registered shortly thereafter, the car has remained on its original registration ever since. The car’s odometer currently shows 18,600 kilometres from new, and its last service was carried out in July of 2013, at 17,068 kilometres.

One of Ferrari’s most iconic hypercars, the F40 was a legend from the moment it was introduced. Not only was it the fastest production car the world had ever seen, but it was also the very first production car to crack the mythical 200-mph barrier. Offering the next owner the opportunity to become its second registered owner, chassis number 85749 would be an astute acquisition for any Ferrari collector to enjoy what is perhaps the most iconic car of its era and what remains today as a truly thrilling car, one that can easily outpace many sports cars in production today, even though it is 27 years old.





• Catalizzatore, sospensioni non regolabili
• Consegnata in Italia, uniproprietario
• Solo 18.600 chilometri percorsi da nuova

Prodotta per celebrare il quarantesimo compleanno della Ferrari, la F40 è senza dubbio il simbolo delle prestazioni delle Ferrari stradali degli anni Ottanta. Con un motore sviluppato partendo da quello della 288 GTO abbinato ad un peso di soli 1.088 chili, ha prestazioni incredibili, da record, ed è diventata il punto di riferimento per tutti i produttori di supercar per gli anni a venire.

Prodotta nel 1990, circa a metà della produzione di F40, con convertitore catalitico e sospensioni non regolabili, la vettura con numero di telaio 85749 è stata originariamente consegnata in Italia e beneficia di avere avuto un solo intestatario da nuova. Presumibilmente venduta in Germania l'auto è stata immatricolata poco dopo ed ha sempre mantenuto la sua prima targa. Oggi il contachilometri segna 18.600 chilometri percorsi da nuova, con l’ultimo tagliando effettuato nel Luglio del 2013, a 17.068 chilometri.

Una delle supercar più simboliche della Ferrari, la F40 è diventata leggenda nello stesso momento in cui è stata presentata. Non era solo la più veloce auto di serie che il mondo avesse mai visto, ma era anche la prima auto di serie capace di infrangere la mitica barriera dei 320 km/h. Offrendo al prossimo proprietario l'opportunità di diventare il suo secondo intestatario, la vettura con numero di telaio 85749 è una scelta oculata per qualsiasi collezionista Ferrari che vuole godere di quella che è forse l'auto più iconica della sua epoca e che resta, ancora oggi, un'auto davvero emozionante, capace, anche se ha 27 anni, di superare con facilità molte vetture sportive attuali.

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