Less than a month after a low mileage Ferrari F40 hit the market in Victoria, a second example of the legendary Ferrari has appeared for sale in Sydney — albeit with slightly more miles on the clock. True to the adage that when it rains it pours, this is only the second Ferrari F40 to be offered for public sale in Australia in 2018.
For those who have been living under a rock. The Ferrari F40 is one of the most celebrated and revered cars ever built. Finished in 1987 to celebrate Ferrari’s then 40th anniversary, the Ferrari F40 is the last car to have been overseen by Enzo himself — the Ferrari founder who would later lend his name to the F50’s successor.
The F40 uses a complete carbon fibre chassis and body — a fact that is amazing in 2018 and was truly exceptional in 1987. The result was a hilariously minimalist interior that featured none of the creature comforts that you would expect for a car of its price tag.
The Ferrari F40 is powered by a bespoke 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 356kW of power and 577Nm of torque, power that is still comparable to contemporary supercars more than thirty years since it was developed.
According to the seller, the F40 underwent a major service at a “well known Ferrari workshop” in 2014 to the tune of $110,000. Work included new fuel bladders, fuel pumps, hoses, suspension overhaul, new tyres, new brake pads and a complete and thorough mini restoration. A testament, just in case one was needed, to the expense involved with owning one of the rarest supercars in existence.
With 100,500km on the clock, this is one of the highest mileage F40s ever presented for sale. Listed for $1,999,900 AUD, this example is roughly half a million dollars less than the F40 with 15,990km currently for sale in Victoria.