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Ferrari F50

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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 factoThe 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 105024 was delivered new by garage Francochamps, Belgium, in May 1996 being presented in Rosso Corsa with black leather and red seat inserts. This example has an extraordinarily thorough service history with no less than 10 stamps in the book which is remarkable considering the car has covered just 10,300 kms from new! The car is presented in excellent condition throughout with carbon weave still visible all over the body. The car has been maintained at no expense spared in the main by Cavallari (the Monaco main dealer) and Maranello in Egham. The car is also accompanied by its roll hoops and summer setup tonneau bodywork (in Ferrari supplied Flightcase), original luggage, original unused tools and all its books.

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. Additionally this is the actual car that featured in Classic & Sports Cars 288 vs F40 vs F50 vs Enzo road test in 2010. In 2010 105024 was successfully CLASSICHE certified. The car is available to view immediately in our showrooms just outside London, has recently been serviced and is UK registered.