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Ferrari F40 - Classiche Certified 1989

General description : This Ferrari F40, more commonly known as ‘F40 BLU’ is renowned within the Ferrari world for its distinctive colour, applied by Carrozzeria Zanasi during a total restoration in 2015. The F40 retains fully matching numbers and has been awarded Classiche Certification.
Chassis no. 80746 was originally delivered to Switzerland via Ferrari Suisse Nyon and configured as a non-catalytic/non-adjustable suspension example, finished in Rosso Corsa Ferrari 300 over Stoffa Vigogna racing seats. After spending some time in Europe, the F40 was sold and exported to Japan. In 2015, the car was shipped to the U.K. and sold via marque specialist Joe Macari to a well-known car collector and podcast host. As part of the sale and per the client’s request, the F40 was sent to none other than Carrozzeria Zanasi in Italy where it benefited from a total restoration and repaint to the special shade of blue.
After taking delivery of the completed car, the owner of ‘F40 BLU’ would use the car regularly taking part in numerous events, meets and features on YouTube. The car quickly developed an extraordinary following on social media platforms and is said to have inspired other F40 owners to change the colour of their cars.
This Ferrari F40 retains a comprehensive service history since arriving in the U.K., being regularly maintained by Joe Macari with no-expense-spared. Now offered for sale, the car will receive an annual service and any other required works via our workshop in preparation for its next custodian.
‘F40 BLU’ is an exciting prospect for those seeking a special example of what is arguably Ferrari’s most celebrated road car, one that has recently enjoyed a thorough rebuild and can be proudly driven and enjoyed. Exceptionally presented in all regards, the F40 warrants the closest of inspections. To further the car’s driving experience and amplify its sonorous V8 engine sound, the F40 has been fitted with a Tubi sports exhaust.

1989 Ferrari F40 - Classiche Certified is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Ashford Kent by Matthew Honeysett for Not priced.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ferrari Model : F40 Model Version : - Classiche Certified Engine size : 2.9 Model Year : 1989 Location : Ashford Kent Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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Simon Furlonger

Matthew Honeysett
01233 646328
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About Ferrari
The first Ferrari road car was the 125 S introduced in 1947 and powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine, right?
Well it's not quite that simple, Ferrari did in fact produce e Tipo 815, in 1940. Tipo 815 was designed by ex-Alfa Romeo engineers Alberto Massimino and Vittorio Bellentani and by Enrico Nardi under Enzo's company but legal issues with the former associate Alfa Romeo prevented Ferrari from launching the Ferrari marque at that point.

Enzo did produce a series of fine road cars in the 50's and 60's but they were merely to finance his true passion racing, wheather GT/Sports car or Grand Prix. The 50's saw the birth of Ferrari's most memorable cars, 250 GTB (tour de France) 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GT swb just to name a few.

Under the surface tension was growing though. In November 1961 long-time sales manager Girolamo Gardini made an ultimatum to Enzo: if tensions continued, he would leave the company. As a result, Gardini was ousted, as well as Scuderia Ferrari manager Romolo Tavoni, chief engineer Carlo Chiti, experimental sports car development chief Giotto Bizzarrini, and a number of others who stood by them.
Without Chiti and Bizzarrini the development of what was to become the most quintessential Ferrari and today the world's most expensive car, 250 GTO, was at a pivoting point. 250 GTO project was saved by a young engineer Mauro Forghieri and long-time racing bodyman Sergio Scaglietti who stepped in and took over the program with known results.

In addition to 250 GTO, Ferrari launced such master pieces as 250 LM, 250P, 275 GTB, 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" during the the 60's
By the late 60's Ferrari's prototypes' success came to a sudden halt by a new competitor, GT40. Ford turned to Lola to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after Enzo had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that gave Ferrari some heavy hits in Le Mans 24 to come.
By the end of the 60's FIAT purchased 50% of the company, starting a development that has led to a new mass-produced era of Ferraris.

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