2900-Mile 1991 Ferrari F40 U.S. "Classiche Certified"

It is our pleasure to present this exceptional U.S. market 1991 Ferrari F40. Perhaps the most iconic and legendary supercar of all time, the Ferrari F40 was unveiled in 1987 to celebrate the marque’s 40th anniversary and quickly took the automotive world by storm with its striking styling, cutting-edge composite materials, advanced aerodynamics, and twin-turbocharged V8 engine which provided a top speed in excess of 200 MPH. It was the last Ferrari automobile to have been influenced and personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. Representing one of only 213 F40s reported to have been delivered to the U.S., this 1991 example is accompanied by a Ferrari Classiche certification, extensive records, and a collection of original accessories. Easily one of the finest examples available, this highly original F40 is now being offered for auction by its owner out of New York with a mere 2,900 miles currently showing on the odometer.

The body of the F40 was designed by Pininfarina and constructed from lightweight carbon fiber, Kevlar, and aluminum. The distinctive shape is the result of tireless wind-tunnel aerodynamic testing. This example wears its factory-applied Rosso Corsa paint which remains in outstanding condition, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  Some notable features include pop-up headlights, Scuderia shields, and lightweight polycarbonate windows. In the front, this U.S. market example can be distinguished by its rubber front bumper strips and side markers just ahead of the front wheel arches. In the rear, it can be differentiated by the absence of fog lights and its high-mounted third brake light. This F40 rides on factory Speedline alloy wheels that were recently dressed in new Pirelli P Zero tires.

Built with a sole focus on performance, the F40 was appointed with a simplistic lightweight interior devoid of a sound system, power windows, carpeting, leather trim, or door panels. The cabin features a newly replaced headliner, original red Stoffa Vigogna racing seats, analog instrument dials, a 5-speed gated manual shifter, and automated safety belts as was mandated on U.S. vehicles at the time. The driver is supplied with roll-up windows, a 3-spoke leatherbound steering wheel, and a basic air conditioning system.

The F40 is equipped with a high-revving version of the engine offered in the preceding 288 GTO model. This mid-mounted four-cam 3.0L V8 engine features twin IHI turbochargers and supplies up to 477 HP at the rear wheels. Compared with the European-spec F120A engine, U.S market versions boast a slight increase in horsepower as a result of revised engine timing to accommodate the mandatory catalytic converters.

Power is transferred through a 5-speed manual gearbox allowing this Berlinetta to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in approximately 4 seconds while carrying on to its fabled top speed of over 200 MPH. The double-wishbone suspension setup was largely derived from the 288 GTO and stopping power is handled by 330mm discs with Brembo calipers at the front and rear.  This example also benefits from a Tubi high-flow cat-back exhaust system (the original exhaust will be included in the sale).  The car is backed by a thoroughly documented history of maintenance including a major service and timing belt replacement by Miller Motorcars of Connecticut in 2014 at a cost of over $10k. More recently in 2018, this F40 was brought to Ferrari Maserati of Long Island to undergo the replacement of fuel injectors, both fuel pumps, spark plugs, and cleaning of the fuel tank. This example has been run exclusively on high-quality ethanol-free fuel ever since and is currently in excellent mechanical order.

The sale of this F40 will be accompanied by a Classiche Binder, original tool kits, original spare keys, owner's booklet folder, car cover, and service invoices. Considered by many to be the greatest supercar of the twentieth century, the Ferrari F40 remains an automotive icon and a forerunner of modern high-performance technology. With its low and thoroughly documented mileage, this highly original and exceptionally well-preserved U.S market F40 would be a crown jewel in any world-class car collection.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $1,900,000
  • Auction End: 2021-04-15 20:02:10+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 37
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Comments (75)

  • BostonMotorsports1 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Nice! Great result for buyer and seller!

  • victor24 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $1,900,000

  • victor24 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,900,000

  • DelrightEnt 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,885,000

  • XRD 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,850,000

  • victor24 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,824,000

  • XRD 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,820,000

  • Harpo86 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,800,000

  • Hasoncory 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,750,000

  • victor24 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,725,000

  • CXP48700 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,700,000

  • Silver930 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    I think the hardest thing for the owner of a Ferrari like this is not racking up the miles.
    Good thing is that is does qualify as Artwork and certainly is very nice to look. Easy on the eyes as they say. Best of luck to all involved in the last hour here.

  • Jtkeller (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    I recently purchased a euro spec F40. It's been awesome driving it around. The ride comfort is surprisingly soft and composed - it rides softer than my Pista. Steering is easy and communicative. The brakes take a lot of force, but stop the car well. You can drive the car relatively easy and confidently around town if you stay out of boost, but man when it comes on it's like a light switch. I've got Tubi exhaust without the silencers and it sounds oh so amazing. So fun to drive!

  • Harpo86 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,600,000

  • jbauto 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Everything I've read about these tells me you need some room to run in these. Turbo's kick in late and the steering is inch perfect if you have 2 strong arms. I can make my 348 dance but these turbos must add another layer of thought and control at speed. Gotta' be a big rush. Last bid is past SCM median and nowhere to go except UP in investment value. This car is spotless and seems to have had a pretty easy life. I sure hope it sells and gets driven in crazy anger a few times before the new owner puts it away!!!

  • ApexRepeat 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,550,000

  • PCARMARKET 3 months, 2 weeksago

    During a recent PPI performed by a current bidder, photos of the under carriage were taken.
    Please see gallery

  • camel993 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,450,000

  • Hasoncory 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,400,000

  • camel993 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,350,000

  • Ghost 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,300,000

  • Luxcarfinder 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,200,000

  • sdlbuyer 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,100,000

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @F40_Joe Hi, the seat belts work as they should.

    Regarding the seats, the passenger seat has virtually been sat in less than 5 times in the past several years. I would say that the seats are in excellent condition, as with any F40, I am sure they could be tightened up a bit if desired as the fabric itself is in excellent condition.

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @F40_Joe Yes, it is should be noted in the description.

  • F40_Joe (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Last time I saw this car the seats were as new, how come the fabric is baggy now with such a small increase in the mileage?

    Are the automatic seat belt tracks working?

  • F40_Joe (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Does it still have the original exhaust?

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Ghost Thank you for the question.
    The car was at LI Ferrari in 2019. Photo #137 in the gallery shows a copy of the actual invoice.

  • Harpo86 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000,000

  • Ghost (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    If I understood the CarFax information correctly, the new Buyer would be the fifth owner (meaning you are the fourth owner). Is that correct?

    Could you also advise if the vehicle has had any servicing performed at an authorized dealer since 2018?

    Thanking you in advance for your response.

  • Luxcarfinder 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $925,000

  • Rascasse 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @noahkl US cars did not have the sliding, lean windows. I might be wrong but I believe only a few of the early prototype cars had them.

  • Rascasse 3 months, 3 weeksago

    I DD an F40 back in the '90s. It's the only car I ever regret going away. Great looking example.

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Jtkeller Hello, the car is equipped with a Tubi exhaust. PCARMARKET is going to update the listing. Thank you for your interest.

  • Jtkeller (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @Veloce91F40 unless us cars came with a different exhaust than the European cars, then the exhaust is aftermarket.

  • PCARMARKET 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing.

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @Race173 hello. Please try scrolling through the gallery on your computer rather than the phone, it makes quite a difference. With that being said, I’d be happy to get you some additional photos if you tell me the particular areas of concern. I can tell you this car doesn’t have anything that stands out to me as far as a trouble spot. I don’t buy my car’s to put them in concourse however, I feel this car is a concourse candidate for sure.

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @Jaxpearson thank you for the kind words

  • Race173 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Great car! Do you have additional close-up pictures you can post? Also does the car have a clear mask, and if not can you describe rock chips, scratches, imperfections?
    Does the car have the original tool kit? Also, can you attach service records? Thanks

  • Jaxpearson (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    I know this car and have seen it in person recently. A top tier example for sure. I would imagine you’ll have to pay up to win it but certainly worth it

  • sdlbuyer 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $800,000

  • Lottacars (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @Veloce91F40 thanks. How many owners. How long have you owned. ?

  • Veloce91F40 (seller) 4 monthsago

    @Lottacars the car is completely original, inspections are welcome prior to
    Auction end. Bid with confidence!

  • JOSEJUAN 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $710,000

  • mdkarns 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $705,000

  • Lottacars (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Can seller please note any repaint or respray or accident history?

  • Lottacars 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $700,000

  • cmcphie 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $625,500

  • TJ 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $625,000

  • jazzyg72 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    This car takes my breath away. I dont know of any other cars that make me feel the way I do when I see an F40. I remember attending Newport Beach Concours as a kid just hoping to see one of these in all of its glory. One of the very first cars I loved so much I went in search of a 1/18 scale version just to obsess over! GLWTA !!!

  • noahkl 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $620,000

  • Emilio2102 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $600,000

  • nyucfsu (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Kudos to the seller for including a legitimate driving video! What an incredible automobile. GLWTA!

  • stevetheodore (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    I did not expect to see a car of this caliber on PCAR yet, so huge congratulations to have it listed here! GLWTA to the seller too.

  • noahkl 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $450,666

  • IamRonin 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $420,420

  • Silver930 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    I have been fortunate to have driven a F40 a friend owns and bought new back in 1989 1990.
    I can tell you these are amazing cars on every level. It really puts you in another world when getting on the boost and shifting through the gears. The sounds the raw feel of the steering and braking and the view out the window mirrors and all its just out of this world. Best of luck Pcar with sale I am sure somone will be a very happy winner to purchase this low mileage example.
    I hope it says in the States.

  • noahkl 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $420,000

  • vinnyraj 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $400,000

  • noahkl (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Missing the Lexan sliding windows but still epic!

  • noahkl 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $395,000

  • Narbeh (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    This can’t be an April fools joke could it? Speechless. Wow.

  • co. (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @ccbbaa you're the high bidder! You can do it!

  • ccbbaa (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Couldn't pass up the chance to bid on an F40, congrats to the actual winner though!

  • ccbbaa 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • vinnyraj 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $61,000

  • rsbuys 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • jbauto 4 monthsago

    Multiply the last bid by maybe 21-22 and you might see a winner. Yay!

  • Tbt323 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $55,213

  • Tbt323 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    What an Icon, I’m in love!

  • jbauto 4 monthsago

    This is the Bomb.

  • DriverM (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Where is that hammer? I have a lot of piggy banks to break into...........

  • McDeeb 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

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2900-Mile 1991 Ferrari F40 U.S. "Classiche Certified"
Final bid: $1,900,000 This auction has ended.