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 .

 

RML Short Wheelbase (2022): in tribute to the Ferrari 250 GT SWB

RML Short Wheelbase (2022) in tribute to the Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The British from RML Group will produce 30 copies of the Short Wheelbase, a superb coupe paying homage to the Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

The RML Short Wheelbase is a tribute to the legendary Ferrari 250 GT SWB , and is based on a Ferrari 550 Maranello chassis, whose suspensions have been modified to get the most out of its performance, with the help of Ohlins passive shock absorbers. Its body is made entirely of carbon fiber , which also allows a substantial weight reduction.

Compared to the 550 Maranello, the front overhang has been reduced, to optimize the distribution of masses towards the center of gravity, thus improving handling. To pursue this goal of perfect mass balance, the battery has been moved from the engine compartment to the boot.

RML Short Wheelbase (2022): a 485 horsepower V12

Under the hood, hides an atmospheric V12 engine with 5.5 liters of displacement, developing the power of 485 horsepower for 570 Nm of torque . The assembly is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. RML already announces a 0 to 96 km / h in 4.1 seconds , for a top speed of around 300 km / h.

The RML Short Wheelbase will be produced in 30 units from the end of this year, with deliveries expected in the first half of 2022 . Price wise, it will take you around 1.3 million pounds sterling, or the equivalent of 1.51 million euros , to offer you this superb replica of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, the rare original models of which are being traded today. Sell at more than 10 million euros at auction !

 

Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupé (2010): a rare copy for sale

Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupé (2010) a rare copy for sale

There were only eight copies produced: this rare Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupé, which belonged to footballer Samuel Eto’o, is now for sale.

In the early 2000s, Daimler wanted to relaunch the luxurious Maybach brand, which had its heyday in the 1930s, by marketing the Maybach 57 and 62, luxury sedans based on the Mercedes S-Class . Without success, the Maybach brand will disappear in the early 2010s, only to survive later as a luxury label for the most upscale Mercedes-Benz models.

The Maybach 57 , and more particularly its 612 hp S version, has caught the attention of German coachbuilder Xenatec , who wants to transform it into a Coupé. Mercedes signed for the supply of a hundred copies of its luxury sedan, but all did not go as planned: in fact, only eight units were produced , before Xenatec closed its doors on background of financial embezzlement.

Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupé (2010): a rarity at 795,000 euros

This copy of the Maybach 57S Xenatec Coupé is being offered for sale by Gallery Aaldering, a specialist in exceptional classic cars in the Netherlands. It was delivered in June 2010 to footballer Samuel Eto’o , who then officiated at Inter Milan, and has only traveled 13,509 kilometers since. Under the hood, we find a twin-turbo V12 of 612 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque , associated with a five-speed automatic transmission, all allowing the car to reach 0 to 100 km / h in just 5 seconds .

Its body has a black “Baltic Black” paint, contrasting with gray aluminum rims and a good dose of chrome inserts, and remains in excellent condition. The same goes for the interior, where we find a white leather trim “Alaska Weiß” contrasting with black inserts and carbon fiber elements.

This rare Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupé is on sale for 795,000 euros . It comes with all of its documentation, an original Maybach book and scarf supplied with the car, duplicate keys and a battery charger.

 

Kimera EVO37: the restomod of the legendary Lancia 037!

Kimera EVO37 the restomod of the legendary Lancia 037

A small Italian workshop has decided to modernize a legend: the Lancia 037.

Even if restomods (restorations of old with modern parts) are on the rise , it takes a certain courage to tackle a model as rare and legendary as the Lancia 037. Produced in only 207, the Lancia 037 Stradale is the homologation version of the rally car of the same name, entered in Group B in the 1980s. Before the domination of the Audi Quattro and the future Lancia Delta Integrale , the 037 was the last car to win the championship of the world of rallies by being a simple propulsion.

At the time, Lancia had gone all out to tackle the Audi monster. The 037 is therefore a pure racing car, with an ultralight tubular chassis, and a single engine in the central rear position. The latter, a 2.1-liter four-cylinder, has the particularity of being equipped with both a compressor and a turbo .

More than 500 hp and a revised chassis

To bring the legend to the tastes of the day, the Italian workshop Kimera has put the small dishes in the big ones. The engine was reviewed by Claudio Lombardi , responsible for its creation at the time. Result: the power goes from 205 to more than 500 hp ! The fiberglass bodywork has been replaced with carbon panels , which have been slightly revised for a more modern look. Under this skin, the suspensions have been modernized by the specialist Öhlins, while the brakes are now modern Brembos. Finally, we notice large 18 and 19 inch rims, which remain retro in their design.

Kimera planned to produce 37 units of the EVO37 , which is already a significant part of the 207 units produced by Lancia at the time. And with a price set at 480,000 €, it will not be accessible to everyone …

 

Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series: a rare model for auction

Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series a rare model for auction

This Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series, a rare and low-mileage copy, will soon be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, on the occasion of the Amelia Island sale in Florida.

The CLK 63 AMG Black Series is one of Mercedes’ most exclusive models : only 500 were produced, and this 2008 model is one of 350 that were exported to the United States. Initially sold by a dealership of the brand in California, it now has a little over 13,000 km on the clock, and remains in excellent condition for its age.

Its decidedly understated livery combines a black bodywork, highlighted by its muscular wings, its carbon fiber spoiler at the rear and its 19-inch rims, with a matching anthracite leather interior, completed by carbon fiber inserts.

Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series: over 500 horsepower under the hood

Under the hood of the CLK 63 AMG Black Series, we find an naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8, developing 500 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque, and delivering this power to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission. seven reports. This cavalry allows him to swallow the 0 to 100 km / h in just over 4 seconds, for a maximum speed of 300 km / h.

This copy has been slightly modified with the addition of a new exhaust line and more efficient rear brakes, as well as an engine reprogramming which allowed it to gain some 25 horsepower. The seller specifies that these modifications cost nearly $ 15,000.

This Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series will be up for sale by RM Sotheby’s on May 22, 2021, during the Amelia Island auction in Florida.