The Ferrari F40 is an odd car. Its too uncomfortable to drive, has a heavy clutch and heavy steering making it a nightmare around towns. The interior in the summer can be like a furnace since it doesn’t have air conditioning, and that’s not because it wasn’t invented but because Enzo decided it would add unnecessary weight.
The weight was also an issue when it came to the radio too because the F40 doesn’t have one. But the radio is the least of your worries because you probably wouldn’t hear it over the engine. But when it comes to the interior the real concern is the lack of carpets! Ferrari basically charged it customers a premium for less car, such is the trick that Enzo played.
The performance was good for it’s time, but today will get overtaken by electronic possessed Teslas on a straight. And talking of performance, anyone like a double dosing of turbo lag? I thought not, but the Ferrari F40s V8 has two turbo chargers, without which the F40 would hardly be called a performance car.
But you know I’m just playing devil’s advocate, for the Ferrari F40 is the ultimate Ferrari of all time. Scratch that, one of the most beautiful cars of all time. It doesn’t matter that today other cars are faster, the whole package that is the F40 is sheer perfection. No other car perfectly captures everything is it was designed to be.
It’s hard to image that the F40 is coming up to 32 years old, and when I was growing up was the car I dreamt about. I still dream today, and I know I’m not the only one. So, when I came across this example today I know that if I was in the market, this would definitely be on the shortlist. It’s for sale with International Collectables in England. Here is what they say about it:
This example was delivered by Ferrari in late 1990 but was sold new in Monaco in 1991. As a 1990 model this car is fitted with catalytic convertors but is without the adjustable suspension. Sourced by Edward Lovett in 2010 from Charles Pozzi in Paris it was sold quickly to a new owner in the UK where it has remained until today. The car has been exceptionally well maintained since arriving in the UK by Dick Lovett Ferrari and Bob Houghton where it received new fuel cells in 2017. The car has just had a full major service including belts at DK Engineering along with a list of other items recommended to us by DK. The car comes with its original handbooks and leather wallet, Ferrari Classiche and numerous receipts for maintenance works. From our experience not all F40’s are equal and having spent some time driving this car we can assure you it’s extremely quick and very well sorted.
Well sorted indeed. Enjoy the Drool.
The Ferrari F40 Gallery
This car is available at: International Collectables.