Ferrari F40

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The car remained with Mr Horst until 1998 when the car was purchased by DK Engineering with just 1,350 kms on the clock!  

Known by DK Since 1998 - Low Mileage - Exceptional Condition

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Ferrari's 201mph F40 is the definitive supercar and has a formidable reputation alongside the 250 GTO as possibly the best road Ferrari built to date. With the F40 Pininfarina produced an era defining creation, one that even today is instantly recognisable by old and young enthusiasts alike. F40's were closely derived from the experimental GTO Evoluzione's and the road 288 GTO (that the F40 replaced).

The design features a tubular steel chassis with bonded composite inserts, most notably around the sills and floorpan, The 2936cc motor produces approximately 500bhp at 7000rpm with the help of two water-cooled IHI turbochargers running 1.1bar of boost - at 1202kg the F40 had and still has a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio. Shatteringly fast by any comparison (especially for 1988), the F40 can sprint from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds and hit 201mph flat out making it the first production car to surpass this mystical boundary. Whilst the GTO had pioneered the use of composite panels, the F40 was the first whose bodywork was constructed entirely from such materials. Comprising eleven panels made from Nomex, Kevlar and Carbon composite with a heavily ventilated Plexiglas rear windscreen. Sliding Lexan windows were fitted to the majority of the first few cars, these getting replaced by wind-ups thereafter as standard.

The F40 was a landmark not just on account of its crushing performance and stunning looks, but it was fittingly the last ever car presented by Enzo Ferrari, this taking place at Maranello in June 1987, 14 months before the great man's death. From 1991 onwards cars were fitted with catalytic convertors to meet ever tightening legislation and at this time adjustable suspension became an option. Production was discontinued in 1992 after 1311 examples had been completed in five years (600 or so being bound for the USA and being noticeably different to their lighter and faster European cousins), the F40 was only ever available from Ferrari in left-hand drive and presented in Rosso Corsa. (Approximately 7 examples were converted to RHD for the Sultan of Brunei).

At DK Engineering we have executed over 125 trades of this iconic supercar. Our workshops have maintained approximately 75 different examples at various points in their life over the past 25 years. With this we are generally acknowledged as one of the leading F40 specialists in Europe.

We are delighted to once again have this fantastic example available for sale. This car is an early and more desirable Non-Cat and Non-adjustable suspension model that was supplied new in May 1989 by Auto Becker in Germany to a Mr Josef Horst. The car remained with Mr Horst until 1998 when the car was purchased by DK Engineering with just 1,350 kms on the clock! The car was actually driven back to UK by DK's Jeremy Cottingham and we promptly prepared and supplied it to the second owner. The car remained in the second owners care until approximately 2001 when DK assisted with the sale of the car to the third owner.

Now the car is with its fourth owner and still in the UK. In June 2011 it had a full a nd thorough service when the fuel tanks were renewed, the seats refreshed, some remedial paintwork was carried out and a full and through detail of the whole car was executed making it what we would consider very close to concours standard. At this time the car was awarded full Classiche Certification.

Today the car is presented in superb condition with just 9,600 kms indicated from new. The car is accompanied with a very comprehensive file detailing the majority of works and even includes photos from when we first purchased the car in 1998. The car is UK registered and available to view immediately along with its detailed history file and original book pack at our showrooms just outside London.

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