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1993 FERRARI 348 GT COMPETIZIONE
The ex-Oprey car and one of three with racing history
For sale by Jan B. Lühn – Details HERE
• One of 11 built 348 GT Competizione
• One of three cars with period racing history
• Freshly overhauled by Michelotto
• Eligible for the Ferrari Club Competizione GT
Chassis No 84248
The Ferrari 348 was build as a replacement for the 328. It was presented in 1989 and was built until 1995 as a mid-engine V8-powered 2-seat sports car. It was the final V8 model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his death, commissioned to production posthumously.
Specific history of this car:
Chassis number #84248 is one of 11 cars being hand built by Michelotto in Padua (nine 348 GTCs and two 348 GT LM). From mid 1993 it was for the first time ever possible to purchase a customers competition car directly from Ferrari. Suitable for several top racing series as Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, these cars would be pitched up against the likes of Porsche’s mighty 911 RSR’s and the Venturi 400.
Michelotto fitted hot 360bhp engines with reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 halfshafts into the GT Competiziones. Also the bodywork was changed, including a Lexan rear window and lightweight alloy panels for the front lid and engine cover. Carbon composite was used for the doors, bumpers and the undertray, supplementary ducts feeding cool air to the rear brakes. The brakes themselves were uprated 15-inch cross-drilled Brembo discs, wider Speedline five-spoke magnesium wheels being typically shod with slick Goodyear tyres. Michelotto uprated the suspension with fully adjustable Koni dampers and anti dive geometry, strengthening gussets having been installed around the engine bay. The cockpits were completely stripped and fitted with an FIA-spec roll cage, OMP race seats and occasionally, electric windows. Just eleven Michelotto Competizione’s were built, most going straight to collectors who rarely chose to race them.
This specific car was purchased new by the well known dutch Ferrari collector Michel Oprey. He raced the car in several races including among others the Ferrari-Porsche-Challenge from ‘94-’96. On the racetrack he later replaced the car with a Ferrari F40 LM but kept the 348 in his private collection.
The previous owner purchased the car directly from Michel Oprey but never really used it. Since we purchased the car, the GTC went straight back to Michelotto for a complete check and partial restoration. The car has now been returned back to the livery of the 90’s when Oprey raced it in the Porsche-Ferrari Challenge the Netherlands and Germany.
It is believed that #84248 is one of only three 348 GT Competizione that really raced in period.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase of the first factory built Ferrari GT racing cars. These cars are still very competitive in the right hands and the car can be seen as an entry ticket into prestigious events as the official Ferrari Club Competizione GT, the Masters Series or the Global Endurance races organized by Peter Auto.
Ferrari 348 Challenge TB – Raced in the German Series, ex ART Car
All details about the car an more pictures HERE at Classic Driver
Ferrari 348 TS – ex Rainer Klockenhoff, raced in the 1994 Ferrari Challenge Series. Street legal, German “Fahrzeugbrief”, Servicebook, original invoice, 40.000 KM Service done, all documents, hugh documentation AND ex ART Car by UK Artist Dexter Brown.
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F355 Challenge Evoluzione in Concours Condition – Street Legal – Best of the Best
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power
Interested? More details and pictures HERE at ClassicDriver
Only in 1998 built, last EVO stage
First Registration: 07.04.1998
Racecar: yes and street legal
KMs: around 15.000 (original)
Colour outside: red (Rosso Corsa)
Colour inside: black
Seats : 2 (orig.)
1 of 72 orig. Ferrari F355 challenge factory race cars with race history, street legal ( first reg. 07.04.1998), unique !
Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
orig. technical passport DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
german registration certificate
1998/1999 European Ferrari Challenge Championship (Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)
Full restauration outside and inside, top car, condition range 1, Concour Condition
Red primer, no stone chips
Only orig. leather from Maranello factory
Total original condition (like new or better)
Gearbox cooler and orig. fire-extinguishing system working
Orig. stickers as in the technical passport
Orig. signature from the Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Engine & Gearbox overhauled, all seals and gaskets new !
Engine & Gearbox have matching numbers, no replacements
Suspension measurement done (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Car was 1998 introduced in AMS magazin (magazin and press photos existing)
Historical photos and cups existing
Located in Austria
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power
Interessiert? Bitte HIER anfragen
Nur in 1998 gebaut, letzte Ausbaustufe
Kilometerstand: 14588 km (original)
Aussenfarbe: Rosso Corsa
Zahl der Sitze: 2, original
1 von 72 orig. Werksrennwagen mit Renngeschichte und mit Straßenzulassung ( EZ 07.04.1998), einmalig !
Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
Servicemappe vollständig vorhanden
orig. Wagenpass DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
dt. Fahrzeugbrief vorhanden
1998/1999 Ferrari Challenge Europameisterschaft (Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)
Vollrestauration Innen und Außen, Spitzenfahrzeug Zustand 1 (new or better than new), Concour Condition
Grundierung rot, keine Steinschläge
Nur original Leder aus Maranello
Auto in völlig orig. Zustand (Neuzustand)
Getriebeölkühler, orig. Feuerlöschsystem funktionsfähig
Alle Aufkleber orig. wie im Wagenpass
Orig. Unterschrift Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Motor/Getriebe überholt, alle Dichtungen neu !
Motor und Getriebe original, kein Tausch!
Fahrwerk neu vermessen (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Fahrzeug wurde 1998 (Ausgabe 9/1998) in der AMS vorgestellt (Magazin und Pressefotos vorhanden)
Historische Fotos/Pokale vorhanden
1995 Ferrari 355 Challenge
Direkt link to the sale: http://www.cocmotors.com/carsellers/ferrari-355-challenge/
Ferrari F355 Challenge -Winner Car Ferrari Mondiali 1999
More details and pictures HERE
We offer a very rare Ferrari F355 Challenge which was winner of the 1999 Ferrari Mondiale Vallelunga and with incredible racing history
• Only 1 of 108 Challenge 355 models made
• Raced in the Ferrari Challenge Italy 1995-1999
• 10 race wins and 14 additional podium places
• Winner of Ferrari Mondiale Vallelunga 1999
• Road legal
• Registered in Germany
In 1995, Ferrari introduced the F355 Challenge for use specifically in the ‘Ferrari Challenge’, a one-make race series that had been created in 1993, initially for owners of the 348 Berlinetta. For the F355 Challenge, Ferrari made available a kit of racing parts (costing some €30,000), which would be supplied to authorised dealers for fitting to customers’ standard road-going F355s. Alternatively, Challenge cars could be ordered fully finished from the factory.
The Challenge model’s additions/modifications included a lightweight exhaust system; competition steering wheel; rear wing; competition clutch; Brembo 14″ brakes (F40 type); Speedline 18″ magnesium-alloy wheels; Pirelli racing slicks; solid suspension bushes and competition springs; brake cooling ducts at front and rear; upgraded radiator cooling fans; manual fan control; a roll cage; and all the usual safety equipment. No engine tuning was allowed (the engines were sealed) apart from that achieved by using the kit exhaust. In total, 108 F355 Challenge models were produced before the Ferrari Challenge series switched to the F360 in 2000.
Driven by Beppe Schenetti, this example raced in the Ferrari F355 Challenge Italy every season from 1995 to 1999 inclusive, winning the championship in ’95. Schenetti won two of that season’s four rounds and finished 2nd in the other two to clinch the title. By the time this car retired from active competition when the F355 Challenge came to an end at the 1999 season’s conclusion, Schenetti had added a further eight wins and 12 podium places to the total, making it one of the most successful racing Ferraris of all time! Appropriately enough, he crowned this magnificent achievement with victory in the Challenge’s final ever round: the World Final at Vallelunga in 1999 (full racing history available).
In 2017, this car underwent a mechanical restoration including an engine-out service (see invoices on tile totalling more than €13,000). It also comes with German Fahrzeugbrief, the original service book, a selection of in-period racing photographs, and the aforementioned extensive racing history.
2004 Ferrari 360 GTC Michelotto
- A unique pice of Ferrari GT Racing built by Michelotto in Padua
- Winner of the 2005 Italian and Spanish GT Championships
- 2006 Interlagos 1000 Miles class winner
- Displayed at Museo Ferrari in Maranello
- Ferrari Classiche certified
Chassis number 2060 was delivered new to Vicenza-based Scuderia Mik Corse for the 2004 Italian GT Championship, which consisted of eight rounds each divided into two separate one-hour races with driver changes. Driven principally by Giovanni Berton, along with a roster of co-drivers including Cristian Francescon, Alessandro Piccolo, and ‘Linos’, 2060 started off the season with an encouraging 2nd in class in the opening round at Imola. Thereafter, class wins were taken at Mugello, Enna-Pergusa (finishing 2nd overall), Misano-Adriatico, and in the final round at Vallelunga. In the overall classification, Berton ended up with an admirable 4th place in the second-tier N-GT standings.
In April 2005, the car was sold to Scuderia Playteam for their dual Italian and Spanish GT Championship campaigns. Alessandro Pier Guidi and Toni Vilander—the latter soon to become a fully fledged Scuderia Ferrari GT driver—would compete in Italy, whereas team owner Giambattista Giannoccaro would share with Pier Guidi in the Spanish rounds. In the single-class Spanish series, 2060 proved to be quite successful, and overall victories were taken at Jarama, Valencia, Estoril, and Barcelona en route to winning the Championship. With eight class wins from 14 starts in Italy, Pier Guidi and Vilander sealed a memorable Championship double for the team.
A remarkable footnote to the 2005 season was the team’s trip to Brazil in January 2006 for the Interlagos 1000 Milhas, where Pier Guidi, Giannoccaro, and Vilander continued their excellent form with a class win, and 4th place overall. That they finished five laps ahead of the nearest class opposition, and were beaten only by three higher-specification GTP1 cars— the winning car driven by local hero and triple World Champion Nelson Piquet—tells of the magnitude of their effort.
Interlagos aside, the car saw only occasional use during the following two seasons, and ownership passed from Scuderia Playteam to the vendor in May 2008. Meticulously maintained by Michelotto Automobili in Padova ever since, 2060 has recently received a comprehensive mechanical overhaul totaling some €60.000 in 2017. A copy of the invoice, with detailed breakdown, is available.
The car is presented in the fetching 2005 Scuderia Playteam livery.
The 360 GTC is ready to go on the track at the Challenge and GT Days, the Endurance Racing Legends and the official Ferrari Club Competizioni GT.
Please ask for more informations and photos.
- Road registered in Italy and benefitting from a plethora of thoughtful modifications increasing its road-worthiness.
- A purpose-built Ferrari competition car built in Maranello
- Raced by Nina Jerančič in the 2004, ’05 and ’06 Italian Ferrari Challenge championships
- Eligible for the Challenge & GT Days, Ferrari Club Racing Days and the AMOC GT Challenge
- Price: €150,000
- Chassis no. ZFFYR51B000135782
Details about the car HERE at girardo.com
What is it?
It’s a Ferrari 360 Challenge, a car that unlike its F355 predecessor, was a thoroughbred racer born at the factory in Maranello. Conceived to contest the immensely popular Ferrari Challenge, a one-make racing series held on the world’s greatest circuits for the brand’s loyal clients, the 360 Challenge was a pared-back, tuned-up, track-focused version of the road-going Modena.
Gone were the supple leather and creature comforts of the road car’s cabin, replaced instead with a single bucket seat, blank carbon-fibre door cards, a full roll cage and a simple digital instrument panel behind the suede-trimmed steering wheel. Couple this with an engine cover and side windows made from featherlight Lexan, and you had a car which tipped the scales a considerable 115kg less than the ‘standard’ Modena.
The 3.6-litre V8 engine was fitted with titanium conrods and allowed to breathe through a straight-through competition exhaust, raising the power to 410bhp at 8,500rpm and the volume from loud to borderline antisocial. The six-speed paddle-actuated gearbox’s oil cooler was upgraded, as was the clutch – 3.9sec was Ferrari’s claimed 0–62mph time, which was 0.6sec quicker than the road car, an age in motorsport speak. Naturally, the chassis was stiffened and Brembo supplied more powerful brakes to cope with the increased racetrack loads.
In comparison to its serious modifications beneath the surface, the 360’s sleek and sensuous Pininfarina-designed body remained largely unchanged.
Could you tell us about this 360 Challenge’s competition history?
After this Rosso Corsa 360 Challenge left the factory in December of 2003 and was delivered via the Ferrari dealer Ineco Auto S.p.A. in Bolzano, Italy, it was entered in the 2004 Ferrari Challenge Inter Coppa Shell Championship. It was driven by Nina Jerančič, the 26-year-old multiple karting champion and Porsche Supercup veteran from Russia. Graduating to the Ferrari Challenge, Jerančič entered the Monza, Mugello, Misano and Vallelunga rounds in 2004, in addition to the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Monza.
Her results continued to improve throughout the following season, during which she often finished just off the podium and an impressive sixth overall in the Trofeo Pirelli Endurance Coppa Shell Championship at the end of the year. For her final campaign with this Ferrari 360 Challenge in 2006, Jerančic scored podium finishes at both the Misano and Mugello rounds. These trophy-winning outings were enough to earn her fourth place in the championship. Jerančic’s competition history with this car is comprehensively documents and we have a wealth of imagery on file which accompanies the car.
What’s so special about this particular 360 Challenge today?
This car’s previous owner adored the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (the road-going version of the racing variant of the road car) but yearned for something a little sharper and more hardcore while retaining that car’s on-the-road useability. He acquired this 360 Challenge and set about road-registering it in Italy and making a plethora of thoughtful changes to enhance the racing car’s road-worthiness.
The chassis was slightly softened without compromising its strength or poise, a fire-extinguisher system was installed, and the rapid refuelling system has been replaced with more conventional motorsport-derived fuel filler caps.
After the entire interior was repainted, including the roll bar and footrests, the large racing bucket seats were reupholstered in 3D technical fabric and striking blue Alcantara with beautiful red stitching, a nod to the blue fabric seats in competition versions of the Ferrari 250 back in the 1960s. In what we think is a really nice touch, the car’s owner’s handbook has been trimmed in the same blue Alcantara and stitching. Oh, and did we mention the ignition key has been set in a 3D-printed silhouette of the 360.
Creature comforts which we take for granted in regular cars but would be noticeably absent while on the road were tastefully integrated, where possible with original OEM parts. An easily legible analogue fuel gauge was installed in the carbon-fibre central tunnel between the seats, along with a hazard light button and a USB charging port. There’s a proper hydraulic handbrake now, as well as air-conditioning and netted storage pockets. And a button has been added to the removeable steering wheel to scroll through the various pages on the digital dashboard ahead of the driver.
Finally, a full mechanical service was carried out, which included the replacement of the timing belts and all fluids, and the fitment new Bridgestone tyres.
What is this car like to drive?
Theatrical. And isn’t that exactly what a Ferrari should be? The simple process of swinging open that featherlight door, clambering into those big shoulder-hugging bucket seats and gripping the suede-trimmed steering wheel is sensory overload. And that’s before you’ve thumbed the ignition button, waking the V8 from its slumber with a purposeful growl.
On the move this Ferrari is raw and so alive, communicating an awful lot through the steering wheel and bottom of the seat. It’s not going to fool anyone as a road car, but the modifications made, especially with regards to the cabin, do make this 360 feel approachable and genuinely useable. Panic-inducing rattles and squeaks are mercifully absent. And it’s obedient and docile at low speeds.
The performance is breath taking. Okay, so it’s not as fast in a straight line as an F8 Tributo. But the cacophony of engulfing, soul-stirring noise and extraordinary amount of feel through the steering wheel convinces you it is. And that pleasure is only enhanced when you reach the corners. Balance simply isn’t the word – and that’s on a twisting Italian country road. We can’t imagine how fun this car is on a racetrack…
Sell it to me in a sentence…
It’s a purebred Ferrari competition car which you can genuinely use and enjoy on the road – what more is there to say?
FERRARI 360 CHALLENGE ORIGINAL F1 V8 410CV ROAD LEGAL 1 OF 300 – 2003 LEMANS WINNER TRIBUTE – 10233 KM – FERRARI COLLECTION
INTERIOR CHALLENGE VERSION ORIGINAL
F1 SEQUENTIAL CHALLENGE GEARBOX
CHALLENGE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
4 POINT RACING BELT SABELT
FERRARI RACING SEAT
2003 LE MANS GT WINNER TRIBUTE LIVERY
ORIGINAL FERRARI CHALLENGE WITH DOCUMENTS ( ROAD LEGAL )
ORIGINAL ROLL BAR
ORIGINAL CHALLENGE WHEELS
FIRST ORIGINAL PAINT
PURE CAR WITH NO COMPETITION HISTORY / ACCIDENT FREE
PRIVATE COLLECTION ORIGIN
HISTORIC MAINTENANCE ( FERRARI MAINTENANCE )
NANOCERAMIC BODY EXTERIOR PROTECTION ( 2000,00 EURO )
1 OF 300 FERRARI CHALLENGE ORIGINAL FROM MARANELLO FACTORY
In 2000, Ferrari developed the 360 Challenge in just over 300 specimens (not to be confused with the Challenge Stradale produced in 1,274 specimens since 2003), for single-brand races and for various FIA championships, using standard mechanics, but with a weight reduced to 1,170 kg (120 less than the standard 360 Modena). In 2001, a revisited version of the challenge saw the light, capable of 415 horses. In 2002, the 360 began competing in major official championships, such as the FIA GT and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours.
To participate, the customer racing department had designed 20 specimens of 360 Modena approved by the FIA which had a lowered body made of carbon fiber, with a striking rear wing. The engine had been upgraded to 430 horsepower. To compete against the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, in 2003 the 360 GTC was developed in collaboration with Michelotto, capable of 445 horsepower at 8750 rpm, and with a weight decreased to 1,100 kg . From 2002 to 2005, the 360 GT was manufactured in 30 copies; it originated from the 360 Challenge and was entrusted to private drivers who used it in the FIA GT Championship.
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge (road legal)
Details about the car HERE
This is a limited racing car specced for public road use.
As it has never been on any races and has low mileage, it really is in exceptional condition throughout
Sideslip prevention device
Low down body
Combining power and elegance, it is surely a testament to Ferrari’s spectacular success in the racing car industry
Ferrari F430 NART Racecar – Painted by RETNA in 2010
The Ferrari F430 Challenge car that was turned into an art car by Marquis Lewis, also known as RETNA.
Details about the car and more pictures HERE at ClassicDriver
RETNA is known for his art that was inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics and calligraphy from Asia and the Middle East. His styling can be seen across the body of this custom Ferrari in the form of unique patterns created out of white paint. Underneath the paint is a body that had been custom fabricated with carbon fiber. Essentially, every panel with paint on it is made out of carbon fiber.
The car is in US (FL). Please ask for more details.
2008 Ferrari F430 GT2 Evo Wide Body
All details about the 430 GT2 HERE
Introduced in 2006 and built in collaboration with Ferrari by preferred tuner Michelotto; the F430 GT2 proved consistently to be the superior weapon in top-flight International GT racing for six seasons. The model was a consistent victor across a variety of International and National Championships and it is fair to say that the F430 period was another golden one in terms of Ferrari’s rich racing pedigree.
One of just 24 Series 3 EVO GTC cars built, this car on offer (chassis 2618) represents the latest and greatest of the breed. It was delivered new to UK-based team CR Scuderia in time for the 2008 season of FIA GT where it would be the team’s lead car driven that season by Professional pairing Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell. In that season they had some stellar results starting with a 2nd in class at Silverstone in the TT, this followed by a 3rd at Oschersleben then a 6th at the Spa 24hrs (teamed with Mueller/ Sutton). The first International victory for the team and this car came in Bucharest when 2618 won both races of the weekend (in class), the season ended in Argentina when a last lap collision lost a podium but still enabled a strong 4th place.
For the 2009 season; 2618 remained the Kirkaldy/ Bell mount and more competitive outings followed, regularly strong in qualifying; 2618 was able to achieve podium results at Silverstone, Spa 24hrs and Zolder. Tim Mullen joined Kirkaldy in 2618 for the 2010 effort and the car was updated to the latest ‘wide-body’ specification (as can be seen, largely unpainted, at the pre-season test at Paul Ricard, then joined by ex F1 driver Nicola Larini). In 2010 they were entered in the Le Mans Series Championship and again proved venerable competition. 2nd in qualifying at Spa was followed by a 6th place finish and other top results were 2nd in Hungary (top placed Ferrari) and a 4th at Silverstone (2nd best Ferrari), as had been the case over the previous seasons; 2618 and its driver combo were able to take the fight to the top, factory-backed teams and upset them on regular occasion.
The final season of top flight racing for 2618 was the Le Mans Series in 2011 when the driver line up of Adam Christodoulou, Klaas Hummel and Phil Quaife entered the GT-Am class of the Le Mans Series where their top result was a 2nd at the season ending race in Portimao. After this the car was prepared for long term store prior to us purchasing the car in early 2015. In June that year, after a thorough check through and service; 2618 returned to track duty at Spa for the Modena Motorsports Trackdays.
Following this event, we sold 2618 to the current owner who has used the car in a handful of select track days and (Peter Auto) Endurance Racing Legends events in 2018/2019.
TECHNICAL CONDITION/ STATUS
When initially purchased in 2015 there was no ‘life’ data available on the chassis and drivetrain therefore it has since been run on a monitored basis without major issue and following its last professional race in 2011, we estimate it has in the region of just 8-10 hours running since.
With the safety-related aspects renewed in 2015 (fuel cell, seats, belts, extinguisher), much of this requires renewal once more therefore, before race use in 2021; we consider it to be in requirement of thorough preparation.
– ACO Homologation documents
– Circuit setup data
– CRS Photo Yearbooks
– Detailed period race history report
As those familiar with older competition Ferrari will know; a 4 digit, even chassis numbered Ferrari is a much-heralded piece, the designation alone indicates it as being a Ferrari factory supplied race car. Just 11 F430 GT2s are considered to have the 2010 ‘wide-body’ specification making this one of those superlatively-specified examples. Accompanied by a useful spares package, in the right hands, we consider this to be a class front runner in the Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends series for which it has already proven to be absolutely ideal.
All details about the car HERE at Jan B. Lühn
For the first time since the famous F40 LM / GTE, Ferrari features a 8-cylinder turbo in their GT race cars again.
Since winning its debut race in 2016, the turbo-engined 488 GT3 has rocketed to status as one of the most successful models in Ferrari history. With a current overall and class tally (through January’s 2021 Gulf 12 Hours) of 355 victories, 640 podiums and 91 championships across 636 races. Impressive!Specific history of this car:
Chassis 4236 was sold new in 2016 to the Ferrari racing Team Clearwater for their Asian racing program (Clearwater was also running a 458 GTE and later a 488 GTE in WEC) as Blancpain GT Asia and ALMS.2016 racing activities:• 15 May, GT Asia in Yeongam – Mok / Wee, R1: 8th, R2: 10th
• 3 July, GT Asia in Okayama – Mok / Bruni, R1: 8th, R2: 5th
• 17 July, GT Asia in Fuji – Mok / Wee, R1: 11th, R“: DNS
• 30 Oct, ALMS in Zhuhai – Mok / Sawa / Griffin, 2nd
• 4 Dec, ALMS in Fuji – Mok / Sawa / Griffin, 7thIn 2017 the car was purchased by the Ferrari Works Team AF Corse in Piacenza to run the car in different championships:• 8 Jan, ALMS in Buriram – Mok / Sawa / Griffin, 6th
• 22 Jan, ALMS in Sepang – Mok / Sawa / Griffin, 4th
• 30 April, GT Open in Estoril – Perazzini / Cioci, R1: 4th, R2: 3rd
• 7 May, BSS in Brands Hatch – Casé / Quaife, R1: 3rd, R2: 3rd
• 4 June, Italian GT in Misano – Malucelli / Cheever, R1: 5th, R2: 2nd
The last weekend of July was rather tragic for the Ferrari-Kaspersky team. James Calado put the car on pole position for the race with a lap time of 2:17,390 – beating the old lap record for GT3 cars by 0,730 seconds! During the race day, the Ferrari trio was in the lead for more than half of the race distance, when Marciello in a Mercedes GT3 crashed into the Ferrari and finished their promising race!
• 3 Sep, GT Open in Silverstone – Rizzo / Moiseev, R1: 3rd, R2: 1st
• 1 Oct, Blancpain Endurance in Barcelona – Calado / Cioci / Fisichella, 18th
After its racing career the car was restored by AF Corse back to its World famous Kaspersky livery as it raced in 2017 in the Blancpain Endurance Championship as a Ferrari factory supported car. Today #4236 is for sure one of the most important and famous Ferrari 488 GT3 available.
The chassis milage is today 19.500 kilometers, engine and gearbox are at 7.500 kms.
This is a rare opportunity to find one of the coolest Ferrari 488 GT3 for sale! The car is still eligible for various racing series as well as the highly prestigious Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.
1994 Ferrari F40 LM
All details and more photos HERE at bingosports.com
1994 Ferrari F40 Competition
Chassis no. ZFFGX34X000099401
・Fully restored by Michelotto Automobili
・As good as new
・Last of line that only produced 20
・Registered in Japan, allowed to drive on the streets
“Rare F40 competition perfectly restored by Michelotto Automobili”
Racing activity with F40 started under the leadership of Charles Pozzi SA, a Ferrari importer in France, who is well-known in racing industry. Back then, Racing division of the Ferrari Factory was focused on Formula One and Michellotto in Padova, Italy was assigned to development of the machine because they already had an experience on creating 288GTO Evolizione. Of course, Ferrari provided a big support for development of power train.
F40 Racing was called F40LM, short name for “Le Man”, and that was also decided based on the request by a French racing team. That was the name remind us of 250LM, 60’s racing car.
F40LM is a racing car that diverted from road car and only 2 cars were produced, and its usage as a race car was limited to IMSA (International Motor Sports Association).
It did not take long for V.I.P. customers to start requesting to have F40 with the same style of F40LM when they saw F40LM in IMSA. Ferrari was pleased to accommodate the requests by such customers and placed an order of the said vehicle to Michelotto Automibili and that was how F40 Competizione was created.
The distinguished exterior from base model attracts people’s attention. Fixed headlight, air duct on front cowl and movable rear spoiler are armed were installed to be competitive, yet remain gorgeous style. It was natural for F40 fans to tried to imitate the appearance of this vehicle.
As for an interior, F40 Competizione has more racing car-like taste than ever because digital meters and fire extinguisher are equipped and lining is done in very minimal amount.
Boost pressure was increased for the engine and it outputs more than 700hp that is 200hp more than the base model.
F40 Competizione was often called as F40LM because the design of exterior and interior, and the spec of power train are very similar to the ones that actually raced in IMSA.
This vehicle was sent to Michelotto Automobili of Padova to have very detailed restoration spending a full year from 2013 to 2014. Bodywork was done by Carrozzeria Nuova Rinascente (former Carrozzeria Cognolato) who had worked on the vehicle when it was first being produced. They did their work with scrupulous care throughout the vehicle even on the small details in order to recreate the quality of a brand new car. There is a restoration record with details of their work.
This is already registered in Japan, so it is ready for you to experience the legendary drive on the streets.
“The History of F40”
In 1986, the development of F40 was started and 288GTO Evoluzione, created in purpose of Group B competition, lay at the base of it. Insiders were calling the project as “Le Mans” and Michele Alboreto, a F1 driver, had joined the development team led by Nicola Materazzi.
A space structure with chrome molybdenum pipes holds the strong but light-weight cabin which constructed with many weightless parts i.e., Nomex, Carbon Kevlar, and Aluminum Honeycomb.
It was the traditional structure of Ferrari to have the cabin between suspension and power unit by combining with a sub-frame to accommodate them, but that tradition no longer seen after F40.
New weightless materials became possible to use because stress bearing to door panels were eliminated by the strong space structure. Carbon fiber is mainly used for the body panels and various composite materials are used on the chassis and the frame. A special glue was used to attach reinforcing materials onto the frames of pipe.
Under the supervision of Leonardo Fioravanti, a former chief designer of Pininfarina, Aldo Brovarone was in charge of exterior design. The most advanced aerodynamics was pursued with a large rear wing, a diffuser at the rear, and a flat floor. Blinkers and position lamps are covered by acryl and placed in the front of retractable headlights that are formed in thin rectangular shape.
NACA duct on the hood is for air conditioning and side intakes are for cooling intercooler and brakes. NACA duct is also on the upper fender as well and the left one is for oil-cooler for the engine; the right one is divided in two, the outer one is oil-cooler for the gear and the inner one is for the engine room.
Water-cooled V8 DOHC with 32 valves engine is named F120A. It is vertically mounted in the middle with twin IHI turbocharger and its displacement was increased from 2855cc of 288GTO to 2936; the turbo boost pressure was increased to 1.1 bar, maximum, from 0.8 bar. The fastest speed is announced to be 324km/h and maximum output of 478 PS and torque of 58.8km are recorded.
F40 was unveiled in Geneva Show in September of 1987 as a celebration of 40-year anniversary of Ferrari. The initial production volume was planned to be 400 cars, but 1351 cars were delivered because many of Ferraristas could not resist the beauty of F40 regardless of its price, 250,000 US dollars.
This vehicle has own extraordinary beauty of traditional body structure, different types of composite materials, and undeniable high performance. Many of F40 fans from all over the world are seeking for this machine, born in transition of 1970s’ super car generation to today’s super sports generation.
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1989 Ferrari F40 JGTC
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An exciting opportunity to acquire the Taisan Japanese GT race winning Ferrari F40.
Ready to use and still road registered this 1990’s GT car is well documented in various Ferrari racing annuals
When the Japan GT Championship started in 1994, Team TAISAN surprised the racing community when they entered a Ferrari F40 to the series. Influenced by the car’s success in the Italian GT Championship, Team TAISAN purchased a street-legal F40 (S/N: ZFFG134B000080780). Starting from a totally stock F40, the team made modifications and improvements during the season and for each race. The team also invited Oscar Larrauri, winner of the Italian GT Championship and former F1 driver to drive for Team TAISAN. In Round 5 at Mine Circuit, Oscar Larrauri was paired up with Tetsuya Ota and they sensationally captured the race win.
At each round of the race, the F40 was modified, troubleshooting whatever came up during the previous race. Although the F120A V8 unit which made 478ps/577nm of power and torque was untouched, they installed a one-off straight exhaust pipe for better response (the car is now installed with a silencer). Most of the modifications were done to its chassis and aerodynamics. The front clam shell was widened by 5mm on each side which the team considered as their original F40LM spec front cowl. The rear wing was also changed to a custom adjustable rear wing.
For the car’s suspension, the team installed uniball mounts from the F40LM car and the wheels were changed to a set of light-weight magnesium wheels from OZ Racing to reduce unsprung weight. The front roll bar which came on the stock F40 was reinforced and other modifications were made as they raced in the series.
This car is listed as a JGTC spec race car, however no drastic changes were made and the car is still a street-legal Ferrari F40. The original engine which the team raced with has been replaced but the car remains road registered. Maintained in good original condition, the car runs well and would be an exciting road car or could also be used in historic racing such as the GT90’s series or Endurance Legends series where it is sure to turn heads. The exterior remains unchanged from the car’s racing years and is complete with its period livery.
One of the last true GT cars that can be driven to the track, raced and driven home again…
1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione
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1984 Ferrari 288GTO Evoluzione
Chassis number: ZFFPX16X0G0070167
・The first Evoluzione ever to roll out of the factory
・Powered by the only F114CR unit in existence
・The only street-legal example of the five
・Perfectly restored at Michelotto
“#70167 perfectly restored at its birthplace”
The Ferrari 288GTO Evoluzione introduced here is given the chassis number 70167 and powered by the only CR unit in existence. What this means is that #70167 was tested on public roads and is the only street-legal individual of the five 288GTO Evoluziones ever produced.
Aside from the #70887 car that was converted from the stock 288GTO (#50253), this #70167 was practically the first genuine Evoluzione constructed from scratch and has established its own spot in the history of legendary Ferraris. Except for #70250 exhibited at Ferrari Museum Maranello, it is very likely that the other three (#70887, #70888 and #70889) have been obtained by private hands. We are also told that #70887 is powered by the CR2 unit while #70250, #70888 and #70889 carry the F114B that is a standard 288 GTO power plant.
This example was sold by Pierre Bardinon collection, renowned worldwide for its array of monumental Ferraris, to Art Sports before a well-known Japanese enthusiast acquired it. After we made the acquisition, it was then sent back to Michelotto factory, where the car received a meticulous, nut-and-bolt restoration in order to get it back to new-car-like condition. It was a perfectly-carried-out restoration no one else could have given but Michelotto, who is still capable of providing almost every part of the special vehicles (F40 siblings, 333SP, etc.) that it took part in giving birth to.
“The prancing horse at the point of complete turnaround“
The Ferrari F40 still commands respect from Ferrari enthusiasts all over the world while the 288GTO remains one of the most sought-after model with its low volume of production at 272 and historic GTO signature. The 288GTO, targeted at Group B competition, ultimately evolved into the F40, but before the transformation, there was the 288GTO Evoluzione that played an important role as a link between the two.
The Evoluzione was a development vehicle that was based upon the 288GTO and paved the way for F40. Though there are a number of street-legal and competition Ferraris that are historically significant, the 288GTO Evoluzione will certainly be remembered as one that served a short-lived, but vital duty between the 288GTO and F40, two of the greatest Ferraris of all-time.
Right before the 288GTO was born, Michelotto gave birth to the 308GT/M, a prototype race car that totally changed the destiny of the company for good. It was a Group 4 racer based on the 308GTB which helped put the name “Michelotto” on the map as a racing Ferrari specialist. As Ferrari factory team lost interest in races outside the F1 circus, Michelotto started getting more deeply involved in race activities on their behalf.
In preparation of prototype racers for Group B category, Michelotto came up with the 308GT/M in 1984 with the longitudinally-mounted F105A unit that was originally designed for the 308GTB Quattro Valvole.
On the other hand, Ferrari in the early 80’s was in desperate need for a new high-performance model to replace the current lineup (including 308s and Berlinetta Boxers) that was falling behind the rivals in performance. The project led by Nicola Materazzi to develop a new hyper car would eventually result in the introduction of the 288GTO.
In 1984, the same year the Michelotto’s 308GT/M debuted, the Ferrari 288GTO was premiered worldwide. While Ferrari ended up with 272 examples in two years of production even though the GTO lost its opportunity to compete in the Group B category, Ferrari decided to develop the GTO Evoluzione after it found out the F114B unit had a lot of room left for improvement in order to create a more extreme sibling.
Since there still was a slim possibility left for the GTO to be able to compete in races at the time of development in 1986, the Evo. was going to be a joint project between Ferrari factory and Michelotto, who was getting recognized as a semi-factory Ferrari team.
Materazzi, who was in charge of developing the GTO, was again named the chief engineer by Enzo Ferrari for the creation of the Evo. and came up with two variations of prototype power plants by exploiting the performance envelope of the F114B. The mild of the two was the F114CR which produced “modest” 530ps and eventually powered the F40 in a few years. On the other hand, the F114CR2(CK) was more drastically upgraded to produce 650ps and found its place in the engine compartment of the F40 Competizione.
The significance of the 288GTO and F40 in Ferrari history will never be surpassed. The GTO is the final and complete form of “Fioravanti Ferrari” that concluded the era of old-fashioned supercars starting in the 70’s while the F40 kicked off the new age of super sports that still remains mainstream today. Widely recognized as the link between the two, this epoch-making 288GTO Evoluzione will certainly have its place in Ferrari history.
Ferrari ended up producing five examples of this highly sought-after prototype.