1993 Ferrati F40 Michelotto LM spec on offer at COYS Autosport Auction

1993 Ferrati F40 Michelotto LM spec on offer at COYS Autosport Auction

ESTIMATE £800,000- £1,000,000

Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number ZFFGJ34B000080782
Year 1993
Make Ferrari
Model F40 Michelotto LM Specification

The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door coupé sports car built from 1987 to 1992. The successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s fortieth anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car that Ferrari sold to the public. Power came from an enlarged, 2.9 litre version of the GTO’s twin IHI turbocharged V8 developing 478bhp. The F40 did without a catalytic converter until 1990 when US regulations made them a requirement for emissions control reasons. The flanking exhaust pipes guide exhaust gases from each bank of cylinders while the central pipe guides gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers.

Delivered new to Ferrari importer Kroymans BV in Holland on June 28th 1993 and prepared for racing by a Kroymans’ associated company, Cavallino Racing and subsequently sold to Mr H W te Pas of Dutch Racing Promotions at Blaricum, Holland.

The car was totally restored for racing in 1995 with additional installations including a roll hoop and race suspension by G-Tex (Will Gollop) in England as well as race shock absorbers by Intrax. Also installed is a complete Stack instrumentation system and air jack.

The car was sold in 1998 to Ferrari collector and Privateer racer Michel Oprey. A replacement for his Ferrari 348 GT, both of which he campaigned in the Ferrari Porsche challenge in the 1990’s, the F40 being more powerful and subsequently more competitive.

The Ferrari was then sold and raced by Patrick Huisman, David Hart, Mike Hezemans and Hans te Pas on various circuits throughout Europe. Once again, the F40 participated in the Ferrari Porsche challenge throughout the 2000 season which included races at Monza, Spa, Brands Hatch, Zolder and the Nürburgring. In the late 2000’s the car was laid up at a marque specialists storage facility before being purchased by the current vendor and restored back to its former condition.

This wonderful matching numbers example was subject to much restoration work in recent years, invoices from marque specialists confirm over £80,000 was spent on work carried out including an engine, gearbox and clutch overhaul. In good running condition and with an excellent provenance the F40 on offer is ready to be campaigned with a new owner. Included in the sale are four sets of racing wheel rims, additional exhaust system and a complete front bonnet (without lights).

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