The traditional red obviously can only look good on the Prancing Horse cars. Especially when it comes to a Ferrari F40. But it cannot be denied that the metallic blue color is not very impressive either. Indeed, quite the opposite.
The blue Ferrari F40 from 1989, featured in the cover photo, will be on sale on The Market website, linked to the Bonhams auction house, from July 19th.. The estimated value of the car is between 850 thousand and one million euros, in exchange for an iconic, historic, beautiful car with only 25 thousand kilometers on its back. Protagonist also on social networks thanks to the hashtag # f40blu, the car object of this auction was completely overhauled by the dealer Joe Macari in 2015.
Originally delivered in July 1989 to a Swiss dealer in Nyon, the car was in Rosso Corsa color with interior in Vigogna fabric. Today, however, it wears a metallic blue color and has a personalized plate that bears the wording ‘F40 BLU’.; otherwise it is an authentic F40 in all its parts, except for the restoration work made necessary after many years of ‘life’ outside the Maranello factory.
From 0 to 100 in four seconds and a top speed of over 320 km / h: the Ferrari F40, heir to the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione, was built to celebrate the first 40 years of the Maranello car manufacturer. It was the last car built under the full supervision of Enzo Ferrari. The design of the bodywork was carried out by the Pininfarina studio by Leonardo Fioravanti, under the guidance of Nicola Materazzi and Pietro Camardella. Designed with the aim of merging an F1 car with a road vehicle, the F40 was the first model in the history of Ferrari to be built with composite materials such as kevlar for the chassis, glass fibers for the body, aeronautical resins for the tanks and Plexiglas for the side windows. At the time of unveiling it could boast of being the fastest road car ever built with its claimed 324 km / h.
(photo: The Market / Bonhams)