Friday, August 25, 2023

1990 Ferrari F40 - $2.6m high bid - its back = $2.5m

The F40 failed to change hands at a previous Mecum auction this spring on a $2.6m high bid. It returned and hammered for $2.5m. Here.
Odometer reads 3,413 miles. 1 of 213 in US spec. Coachwork by Scaglietti. Twin turbocharged 2,936cc DOHC V-8 engine. Twin IHI turbochargers with Behr intercoolers. Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection. 478 HP at 7,000 RPM. 5-speed manual transmission. Ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes. 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension with coilover shock absorbers. Rosso Corsa with Rosso Ferrari interior. Original Schedoni luggage. Tool kit. Ferrari Classiche certified, Red Book included.
While initial estimates called for about 400 examples of the F40, market demand was so overwhelming that 1,315 were produced. American Ferrarista, however, had to wait until 1990 for the chance to own one, and just 213 F40s were allocated to the U.S. market.
This 1990 Ferrari F40 features a Rosso Corsa exterior with a Rosso Ferrari interior. The car high bid to $2.6m against an estimate of $3m to $3.5m at Mecum