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Ferrari F50 for sale
The F40 production line came ceased in 1992 and Ferrari self imposed an exodus from the supercar scene for three years until in 1995 the F50 arrived returning the prancing horse to the pinnacle of ultra high performance motoring. Whereas its predecessors had ultimately been derived from Group B sportscar rules, the F50 was created without a set of regulations to influence its final form. Contemporary F1 concepts and technology heavily influenced the design process, and at its heart was a normally aspirated V12 engine derived from 1991's beautiful 642 F1 car. Something else that further differentiated the F50 from the 288 and F40 was its dual configuration, the bodywork featured a removable roof panel that meant owners could convert their car from a Berlinetta to Roadster in moments. Never before had a 200mph Spyder been openly available direct from a manufacturer, the F50 setting a trend that has since continued with the likes of Pagani's Zonda, the Porsche Carrera GT and Lamborghini's recent V12 models.
The F50 was officially only available in five colours, Rosso Corsa, Rosso Barchetta, Giallo Fly, Nero and Argento. However, some cars were finished in special order shades and although there were no options as such, customers could decide whether or not they wanted black-finish headlight surrounds. The cockpit was equipped with heavily bolstered composite seats trimmed in Connolly leather, body-colour coded centres having been a no-cost upgrade. Fully adjustable pedals and seats allowed practically everyone to tailor a perfect driving position, F1 thinking having been clearly evident from the combined digital/analogue instrument binnacle and acres of bare carbon fibre. Launched during March 1995 at the Geneva Salon, the F50 was only ever built as a limited edition model, 349 being manufactured by the time production ceased in 1997, all of which were left-hand drive when they left the factory.
Chassis 105139 was delivered new to Germany by Auto Becker in Dusseldorf in June 1996 being presented in Rosso Corsa with red seat inserts and black headlight surrounds. This vehicle has remained with its first owner until now and is therefore a one owner from new example. The car is presented in as new condition throughout and is also accompanied by its hard top (in Ferrari supplied Flightcase), original luggage, original production photos, original unused tools and all its books. The vehicle has covered just under 5,500 miles from new (8,900 kms) and has recently been inspected by a renownd F40 and F50 specialist who commented this was the best condition F50 he had seen in the last 5 years.
In a famous 288 vs F40 vs F50 vs Enzo road test magazine article carried out by Evo Magazine the F50 came out on top in their opinion – this is truly a unique opportunity to purchase one of the finest examples of this superior model available at this time.