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Old 02-28-2019, 01:25 PM
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Technically a repost, but I'll allow it. It's so beautiful that it needs to be seen twice.

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has this been covered?

Artist rendition of a new F40 tribute. I think it is. Perfect.











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https://carbuzz.com/news/rare-ferrar...ight-ever-made

Here's your chance to own a rare piece of Ferrari history.

Being one of the most iconic supercars of all time, the Ferrari F40 needs no introduction. Just over 1,300 examples were produced between 1987 and 1992, but the example youíre looking at here is no ordinary F40 Ė itís a rare factory prototype that was never sold to the public.

Only eight F40 prototypes were ever made, and this is one of the few surviving examples. Sadly, one of them tragically burnt to a crisp in a fire during a road trip to Maranello back in 2017. If you fancy owning a piece of Ferrari history, a very rare F40 prototype, chassis number 75052, is currently listed for sale at British supercar dealer Tom Hartley Jr.

Compared to the standard production model, the prototype F40 can be distinguished by its different wing mirrors, five rear side vents instead of four, a thinner rear wing, a different kevlar weave to the tub, and quilted headlining. It was gifted as new by Enzo Ferrari to Marco Piccinini, the Motorsport Director of Ferrari and F1 Team Manager from 1978-1988.

The rare Prancing Horse prototype was recently mechanically re-commissioned by the factory and awarded its Red Book Classiche Certification that confirms itís a prototype, the owner it was gifted to and that it was gifted by Enzo Ferrari himself.

The F40 prototypeís specifications havenít been detailed, but it should closely match the production carís. If you need a recap, the F40 was designed to celebrate Ferrariís 40th anniversary and was powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 478 horsepower. It was also the last supercar Enzo Ferrari helped build before his death in 1988.

According to the dealer, the F40 has clocked up 4,971 miles since it left the factory back in 1987. No price has been provided, but this extremely significant and rare piece of Ferrariís history certainly wonít be cheap.




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F40 is still arguably my favorite Ferrari. For a long, long time, it was their last turbocharged production car. Still love the shape.
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https://www.carscoops.com/2019/04/ma...ari-ownership/

Supercars equipped with manual transmissions are a dying breed. Several companies stopped making them years ago and, sadly, Ferrari has its name written on that list.

The only way to buy one nowadays is to limit your choices to older models and turn to the used car market. Which might actually be a good thing, as you can find great examples – like, say, this 360 Modena that’s coming up for grabs.

Advertised by SilverstoneAuctions for ‘The Heythrop Classic Car Sale’ in Chipping Norton, UK, on May 10, it features the highly desirable six-speed stick shift that’s coupled to a 400 horsepower, 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine.

One of only 341 RHD 360 Coupes supplied new to the United Kingdom, it was made in 2000, has an Argento Nurburgring paintwork and a Blue Scuro leather interior, plus the Scuderia wing badges (which were actually optional), red brake calipers and heavily bolstered bucket seats that make it even more desirable. The car has been in the possession of the same enthusiast for the past three years, during which it was only driven on dry days.

The odometer shows roughly 28,000 miles (45,062 km), and it was last serviced a couple of weeks ago. Thus, the only thing its future owner needs to do is take it out for a spin. Of course, even a used Ferrari is a serious investment, and at an estimated selling price of £60,000-£70,000 ($78,380/€69,553-$91,444/€81,145), this one is no exception; not to mention that you have to take the running costs (and ridiculously expensive servicing) into account before you pull the trigger.

Anyhow, if you do, you’ll be glad to know that this 360 Modena also comes with the two original keys, red remote, book pack including full service history, and tool kit, which should be a great conversation starter with any car enthusiast – although the chrome gate with that metal rod and gear knob protruding out of it are going to do the job just fine. And if you’ve ever sampled one and experienced that tactile feel, you know that you wouldn’t trade it for any dual-clutch in the world, no matter how faster it may be.



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The 360 was always one of my favorites, along with the 355 & 550/575.
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I saw a 512 out driving around yesterday. Unfortunately that designs didn't stand the test of time well.
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https://www.thedrive.com/news/27984/...-other-exotics

A considerable collection of Ferraris and other high-dollar classics were discovered rusting away in a field somewhere in the United States, but how did they all get there?

It all started with an unidentified attorney whose career made him a man with the means to indulge in his automotive fantasies, reports Silodrome. The unnamed attorney started out with an interest in Chevrolet Corvettes, but his tastes eventually traveled across the Atlantic and brought him to buy at least 20 exotic European cars. Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, and Porsche were all represented in this wealthy enthusiast's garage, as was the most recognizable exotic brand of all: Ferrari.

Over the years, this attorney bought at least 13 Ferraris, ranging from Mondial and 400i grand tourers to 308, 328, and 348 sports cars, and even one of Ferrari's most-beloved classic model—the Testarossa.

But his life of practicing law between purchases of supercars wasn't to last. In 2011, he was diagnosed with an unspecified serious health condition that meant he couldn't drive, so he organized to have his collection stored in a friend's secure warehouse. After the attorney's condition caused him to miss a few payments, however, said friend—evidently not much of one—evicted the collection of cars, rolling them onto a field.

According to the original report, payments eventually resumed and back payments were addressed, but for an unknown reason, the person paid to store these cars didn't move them back inside the warehouse. They were left in a field for years, exposed to the elements, and never driven.

What ultimately became of the man who owned these cars isn't known, though Silodrome reports that his family wasn't able to take possession of the cars until recently due to their inheritance being postponed by unspecified legal proceedings. Once the family showed up to evaluate the cars (none of which were in drivable condition after being left outside for years), they discovered documents that suggested as many as 15 cars were originally part of the storage agreement, including 13 Ferraris and two Rolls-Royces—but only 11 cars were found on the premises.

Both Rolls-Royces were gone, as were two Ferraris. There's no word regarding how the family thinks they disappeared, but with limited interest in the cars, they organized to sell the remaining, restoration-ready Ferraris to a dealer, who has since reportedly found owners for the majority of the cars.

It's an ugly story with a less-than-happy ending, but considering how many times we've had to read about warehouse fires destroying collections of classicsin 2019, sale and restoration is a relatively satisfactory conclusion to this tale



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