Ferrari F40 (1989): a rare blue livery for auction

Ferrari F40 (1989) a rare blue livery for auction

This unique blue-colored Ferrari F40 is currently up for auction, and although it’s not red, collectors are raving about it!

The Ferrari have always been available in many colors and yet, the red is the most popular color because it is the traditional color of the horse racing models prancing, but today is also a rational choice to ensure its resale.

The British owner of this 1989 Ferrari F40 , YouTuber Sam Moores, did not want to follow this trend, and put this blue copy of the F40 up for auction through the house of Bonhams. Its registration, “F40 BLU”, testifies to the uniqueness of the car.

Ferrari F40 (1989): only 26,155 km on the odometer

If the history of the model is to be believed, the 1,311 copies of Ferrari F40s which left the factory at the time, between 1987 and 1992, were all painted in “Rosso Corsa” red. The other colors that you may encounter are therefore the work of their respective owners. This particular F40 has a long history: in 2004 it was exported to Japan, then painted white and modified by Liberty Walk in 2010.

It was then bought back in 2014 by Joe Macari Performance Cars in London and then restored to its original condition. But before being sold to its current owner, it was completely repainted in blue by the Italians from Carrozzeria Zanasi, in Maranello. The chosen color is not part of the Ferrari catalog: it is Aqua Blue Metallic, which was borrowed from the Porsche color chart. The interior combines black with the bright red of the leather of the seats.

The model is in excellent condition and only displays 26,155 km on the odometer . Its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produces 478 horsepower , and has been recently serviced. If it was marketed at the time around 200,000 euros, today, its scarcity and the speculation that followed have raised its rating beyond one million euros. At the time of writing, the auction for this blue F40 has already reached 765,000 pounds, the equivalent of around 885,800 euros .

 

This 308 is the craziest Ferrari ever!

This 308 is the craziest Ferrari ever

When an American enthusiast is a fan of the Ferrari 308 but is not convinced by its performance, he transforms the object of his dreams into a “sick” machine!

Mike Burroughs is considered a heretic by many ferrarists around the world. Since the 1980s, this American has been drawn to the Ferrari 308 . The problem is, he finds it underpowered with its 214bhp V8 . He therefore nourished the idea of ??finding a cheap one to modify the mechanics. After long unsuccessful research, he finally decides to buy a beautiful copy that he will pass on the test bench. With only 163 hp measured , the situation is even worse than he had imagined!

Motor K

He therefore removes the Ferrari engine which he resells directly at auction. Instead of the Italian block, he installed a Honda “K” mechanic , renowned for its reliability and for its numerous preparation possibilities. Currently being reassembled, the Ferrari will participate in speed tests tolerating heavily modified cars. To do this, it will be equipped with large aerodynamic appendages and Garrett turbos which could give it a power of more than 1000 hp . However, the construction of such a car is not an easy thing as the modifications to be made are numerous, as well as the parts to be made to measure. We can’t wait to see her in action!