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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

Model history:
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.

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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
Chassis#: ZFFXR41B000111438
Racecar: yes and street legal
LHD
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)
Servicebook complete
orig. technical passport DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
german registration certificate
deregistration certificate
1999 Challenge-Technical-Regulation-Book

Race history:
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)

Condition:
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

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1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power

Interessiert? Bitte HIER anfragen

Nur in 1998 gebaut, letzte Ausbaustufe

Erstzulassung: 07.04.1998
Chassisnummer: ZFFXR41B000111438
Rennwagen: Ja
Lenkung: links
Kilometerstand: 14588 km (original)
Aussenfarbe: Rosso Corsa
Innenfarbe: schwarz
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
Abmeldebescheinigung
1999 Challenge-Technical-Regulation-Book

Renngeschichte:
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)

Zustand:
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
Standort Österreich

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1995 Ferrari 355 Challenge

Direkt link to the sale: http://www.cocmotors.com/carsellers/ferrari-355-challenge/

Description

Année 1995 / Origine Suisse mais immatriculation française / Une des 109 Challenge immatriculées / 13 935 kilomètres (compteur changé en 2012 à 35 000km d’origine) / Sièges OMP Ferrari Challenge / Échappement spécifique inox / Boîte manuelle / Matching numbers / Factures / Très bon état général

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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.

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Ferrari 360 Challenge
 
Asking is EUR 92.900,–
 
All details and more pictures HERE at mobile.de
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For sale – Ferrari F430 Challenge #14 RACECAR Schumacher
 
 
All details and more pictures about the F430 Challenge HERE
 
Asking price: 464.000 € (Brutto)
Sportwagen / Coupé
Erstzulassung 01/2005
1.000 km
360 kW (489 PS)
 
Es gibt ihn seit 2005 als Modellauto in diversen Ausführungen und Größen. Doch nun haben Sie die exklusive Chance, den einmaligen Ferrari F430 Challenge #14 zu erwerben!

Von Ferrari für die Rennstrecke gebaut. Die legendäre „Nr. 14“ war die Blaupause für die Fahrzeuge der „Ferrari F430 Challenge“ der Saison 2006!Das Fahrzeug debütierte 2005 u.a. bei der Frankfurter IAA und der Detroit Motor Show. Entwickelt und abgestimmt unter der Federführung von Michael Schumacher, der 2005 als „Chef-Fahrer“ bei Ferrari vor seinem Rücktritt 2006 noch voll in Amt und Würden war, entstand dieser Prototyp als Vorlage für die Produktion der Fahrzeuge der Kunden-Teams für die 2006’er Ferrari F430 Challenge sowie weitere GT3 Rennserien. Nicht Zulassungsfähig, pures Ferrari Rennfahrzeug. Absolutes Liebhaber- und Sammler-Fahrzeug.http://www.italiaspeed.com/2006/motorsport/sportscars/gt3/01/1901.html

– Weitere Bilder und ein Video vom Fahrzeug gerne auf Anfrage! 
– Eine Besichtigung ist nach vorherige Absprache gerne möglich. 

Mit dem Ferrari F430 Challenge stellt der italienische Automobilbauer seine Fähigkeit unter Beweis, einen Granturismo mit dem Motorsport in Einklang zu bringen, um den Bedürfnissen der Kunden gerecht zu werden. Dieser Ferrari ohne Straßenzulassung behält das Aussehen sowie das 490 PS starke V8-Triebwerk der Straßenversion mit einem maximalen Drehmoment von 465 Nm bei 5.250 U/min bei.
Ein großer Teil der Neuerungen, wie z. B. das elektronisch gesteuerte Getriebe, stammt aus der Formel 1. Die Carbon-Keramik-Bremsen (CCM) werden erstmals bei einem Ferrari im Motorsport verwendet.
Das elektronisch gesteuerte Getriebe besitzt die gleiche Funktion wie die Getriebe der Formel-1-Fahrzeuge. Dank Sintermetall-Zweischeiben-Kupplung und der speziell entwickelten Software lassen sich selbst unter Wettkampfbedingungen die gleichen Schaltzeiten (150 Millisekunden) wie bei der Straßenversion des F430 erreichen. Auch der fünfte und sechste Gang sowie das Kegelradgetriebe modifizierten die Macher, um die Performance des Triebwerks auf der Rennstrecke bestmöglich nutzen zu können.
Der Ferrari F430 Challenge wiegt (mit leerem Tank) gerade mal 1.225 kg. Die Gewichtsreduzierung erreichten die Macher durch Veränderungen in allen Bereichen der Mechanik und der Karosserie des Wagens. Zu bemerken ist dabei besonders der Einsatz von hochmodernem Lexan-Kunststoff für die Windschutzscheibe, die vollständig aus Carbonfaser gefertigte Ansaugabdeckung sowie die Abgasanlage.

Damit die Fahrer auf der Rennstrecke die Sportlichkeit des Wagens voll auskosten können, ersetzte man das elektronisch gesteuerte Differential (E-Diff) durch ein mechanisches. Ferner kommt an Stelle des ESB ein mechanischer Bremsdruckregler zum Einsatz. Alle anderen elektronischen Systeme richtete man im Setup auf maximale Sportlichkeit aus. Die Stabilitätskontrolle entfällt ganz. ABS und ASR sind im Wagen weiterhin vorhanden, wobei sich aber ASR vom Fahrer deaktivieren lässt.
Besonders hervorzuheben ist auch das abnehmbare Lenkrad, wodurch das Ein- und Aussteigen noch einfacher ist. Über Knöpfe auf dem Lenkrad kann der Fahrer mit der Box kommunizieren und die Pitspeed (automatische Abregelung der Geschwindigkeit in der Boxengasse) aktivieren. Eine neue Instrumententafel, digital in Farbe, dient dem Piloten als Kontrollinstrument.

Das Heck des Boliden zeichnet sich durch das spezielle Layout der extrem leichten Abgasanlage aus, deren Endrohre mittig angebracht wurden, sowie dem modifizierten Grill, der einen besseren Abzug der heißen Luft aus dem Motorraum ermöglicht. An der Aufhängung wurden die Torsionsfedern und Stoßdämpfer modifiziert. Für noch schnellere Reifenwechsel beim Renneinsatz sorgen Zentralmuttern, welche die Felgen fixieren.

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RM Sotheby’s – 2006 Ferrari F430 GT3

Paris, France 2 February 2022
Identification No. ZFFEX63X000146832
 
Estimate:

€220,000 – €260,000 EUR

$250,000 – $295,000 USD

£190,000 – £220,000 GBP

All details about the auction HERE at RM Sothebys Auction

Powered by a tuned 4.3-litre V-8 engine, producing 550 horsepower
Driven by the former Italian Formula One racing driver, Alessandro Nannini
Roof signed by Alessandro Nannini and Gianni Giudici
Race highlights include the 2007 GT Open at Monza and the 2008 GT Open at Vallelunga
Offered with copies of CSAI Passaporto Tecnico, FIA Technical Fiche, F430 Challenge Technical Manual, and four BBS alloy wheels with tyres
 

Emerging onto the racetrack in 2006, the Ferrari F430 GT3 was developed by JMB Racing to compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship. The GT3 was based on the F430 Challenge, and shared various components including the engine. What makes this variant special is its fitment of the most powerful version of Ferrari’s 4.3-liter V-8, producing a staggering 550 horsepower.

This GT3 was fielded by Scuderia Giudici and first raced on 7 October 2007 in the GT Open at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, driven by former Italian Formula One racing driver, Alessandro Nannini, and team owner, Gianni Giudici. The pair failed to finish the first race but completed the second, finishing in 23rd overall and first in the “GTB” class. This GT3 raced again on 20 April 2008, again in the GT Open, this time at the Autodromo Vallelunga, driven by Giudici and Raffaele Raimondi. They finished 20th in race one and 18th in race two.

Today, this F430 GT3 is presented in a similar livery to what it wore at Vallelunga. Both Nannini and Giudici have signed the roof of the car. Offered alongside this GT3 are copies of the CSAI Passaporto Tecnico, FIA Technical Fiche, F430 Challenge Technical Manual, and four BBS alloy wheels with tyres.

Equipée d’un V8 de 4,3 litres préparé, délivrant 550 chevaux

Conduite par l’ancien pilote italien de Formule 1 Alessandro Nannini

Pavillon portant la signature d’Alessandro Nannini et de Gianni Giudici

Parmi ses courses marquantes : le GT Open 2007 de Monza et le GT Open 2008 de Vallelunga

Proposée avec des copies du Passeport technique du CSAI, de la Fiche technique de la FIA et du Manuel technique du Challenge F430, ainsi que quatre roues alliage BBS et leurs pneus

La Ferrari F430 GT3, qui apparut sur les circuits en 2006, fut développée par JMB Racing pour courir dans le championnat d’Europe GT3 de la FIA. La F430 GT3 dérivait de la F430 Challenge, avec laquelle elle partageait différents composants, dont le moteur. Ce qui la rend spéciale, c’est la monte de la version la plus puissante du V8 Ferrari de 4,3 litres, qui délivre l’impressionnante puissance de 550 chevaux.

Cette GT3 était engagée par la Scuderia Giudici ; elle a couru pour la première fois le 7 octobre 2007 lors du GT Open sur l’Autodromo Nazionale de Monza, avec à son volant l’ancien pilote italien de Formule 1 Alessandro Nannini et le propriétaire de l’écurie, Gianni Giudici. Ils ne parvinrent pas à terminer la première course, mais à l’arrivée de la deuxième, ils furent classés 23èmes au général et premiers de la catégorie GTB. La GT3 courut encore le 20 avril 2008, à nouveau dans le GT Open, cette fois sur l’Autodromo Vallelunga, pilotée par Giudici et Raffaele Raimondi. Ils se classèrent 20èmes dans la première épreuve et 18èmes dans la deuxième.

Cette F430 GT3 se présente à ce jour dans la même livrée que celle qu’elle arborait à Vallelunga. Nannini et Giudici ont tous deux apposé leur signature sur son pavillon. Elle est proposée avec des copies du Passeport technique du CSAI, de la Fiche technique de la FIA et du Manuel technique du Challenge F430, ainsi que quatre roues alliage BBS et leurs pneus.

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For sale – 2010 Ferrari F430 GT3 Scuderia

2010 Ferrari F430 GT3 Scuderia – 1 of only 23 built!
 
 
Chassisnummer 920661
KM 23400
Asking Price EUR 150.000,–
 
3 additional set of wheels Car ready to run, overhauled Gearbox overhauled at 23’438 Km (0 Km since last overhaul) Engine overhauled at 22’822 Km (616 Km since last overhaul)
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For sale – 2019 Ferrari 488 Challenge
 
 
Details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
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Corse e Strada – Project 16 : Ferrari 458 GTE #2862
 
 
 
Expected availability : May – June 2021
 
Planned jobs :
-engine and gearbox rebuild
-mechanical rebuild
-cosmetic restoration of the body
-update to latest specs
 
More information on the car HERE
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RM Sotheby’s Auction Paris – Ferrari 550 GTC
 
 
Paris, France, 5 February 2022
Chassis No. 2103
Engine No. 0303550
 
Estimate:

€2,000,000 – €2,500,000 EUR

$2,250,000 – $2,850,000 USD

£1,700,000 – £2,150,000 GBP

 
Details about the auction and the car HERE at RM Sothebys Auction
 
  • Received Ferrari Classiche “Red Book” certification in March 2021
  • The first “even chassis number” V-12 race car built by Ferrari since the 512 M
  • One of two 550 GTC race cars officially commissioned by Ferrari
  • Fielded in the 2003 FIA GT Championship
  • Phenomenally successful in the Italian Speed Hill Climb Championship, winning the GTM category in 2005, 2006 and 2014 and the 2006 Trofeo Nazionale Costruttori for Ferrari
Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.

Ferrari’s front-engine 550 platform was an unlikely motorsport success story, but a small number were developed by privateers for GT1 class racing to great acclaim. The better-known examples were the Prodrive-manufactured “550 GT1”, among the most successful GT race cars of the era; winning twice overall in the 2001 FIA GT Championship, finishing 1st in the GTS Class at the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans and an overall win at the 2004 24 Hours of Spa.

The first factory-built example—developed in a technical partnership between Ferrari and N-Technology—was coined the 550 GTC. Construction began in 2003, coincidentally after Ferrari had phased out production of the road-going 550 and replaced it with the 575. Only two examples were manufactured: chassis numbers 2102—offered for sale here—and 2104, both delivered new to be raced by the works-favoured French team, JMB Racing, though still in the ownership of Ferrari. The chassis number “2102” marked the first time since the 512 M that a model had used an even chassis number for a V-12 race car—a tradition reserved for use on factory race cars only.

Sporting a Rosso Corsa exterior over Tessuto Racing Nero interior, this 550 GTC debuted in the LG Super Racing Weekend at Donington Park on 29 June 2003, and raced twice more in the 2003 FIA GT Championship. It next raced at the 24 Hours of Spa, on 27 July 2003, piloted by Fabio Babini, Philip Peter and Boris Derichebourg. They qualified in 10th place and Spa put this 550 GTC to the ultimate test as it competed against three Prodrive Ferrari 550s, Chrysler-backed Dodge Vipers and Saleen SR7s. During the first six hours, chassis number 2102 held 1st position, a fine attestation to its race pace. After 326 laps, the car sadly retired due to engine trouble, but had more than proved its point. The official 550 GTC program had thus served its purpose as an operational prototype (for the subsequent 575 GTC) and reignited Ferrari’s enthusiasm for GT racing, which they have remained committed to and been dominant since.

In 2004, chassis number 2102 was placed in storage with AF Corse, and in 2005, was sold to its second owner, Piero Nappi, a favoured friend of the marque and a significant Italian privateer racer. Nappi fielded chassis number 2102 in a dozen races during the 2005 Campionato Italiano Velocità Montagna (CIVM)—or Italian Speed Hill Climb Championship—becoming the overall “GTM” class champion. Nappi’s success was repeated in 2006 and 2014. A letter dated 26 September 2005 from Jean Todt, then Director General of Ferrari, congratulates Nappi on his victory and notes that it had been several years since any Ferrari had been successful in this category. Nappi continued to enter the car in CIVM events until 2016, achieving around 30 class and group wins.

In March 2016, the engine was rebuilt by Autotecnica Motori. Nappi sold the Ferrari in early 2017, sending the car to its third and current owner who is said to have commissioned a sympathetic cosmetic restoration, returning the car to its 24 Hours of Spa livery. In December 2017, the transaxle was rebuilt by Riverside Performance Engineering. The Ferrari is believed to retain its period correct Magneti Marelli ECU, and the 550 GTC was subject to a three-day intensive 3D scan to micron accuracy by Dafyd Richards of Redesign Sport, allowing for the re-engineering of key components if required. The seats and belts remain valid until the end of 2022, while it is advised that a new fuel cell, crack testing and the professional overview of a suitable team would be required prior to racing.

This extraordinary 550 GTC represents a fascinating and critical turning point in the GT racing history of Ferrari and the “Red Book” certification—issued in March 2021—serves as the finest of compliments.

A reçu son “Livre Rouge” de certification Ferrari Classiche en mars 2021

Depuis la 512 M, première Ferrari de course à moteur V12 dotée par le constructeur d’un numéro de châssis pair

Seulement deux exemplaires de 550 GTC de compétition officiellement réalisés par Ferrari

Engagée au Championnat FIA GT 2003

Succès spectaculaire au Championnat d’Italie de la Montagne, avec le titre en catégorie GTM en 2005, 2006 et 2014, et en 2006 le Trofeo Nazionale Costruttori pour Ferrari

Il était peu probable que la Ferrari 550 à moteur avant se pare d’une prestigieuse histoire en compétition, mais quelques exemplaires ont tout de même été préparés par des pilotes privés pour courir en catégorie GT1, avec grand succès. Les plus connues étaient les “550 GT1” réalisées par Prodrive, qui ont fait partie des meilleures GT de leur époque ; elles ont remporté deux victoires au classement général lors du Championnat FIA GT 2001, une victoire en catégorie GTS aux 24 Heures du Mans 2003 et une victoire au classement général des 24 Heures de Spa 2004.

Le premier exemplaire produit par l’usine — mis au point dans le cadre d’un partenariat technique entre Ferrari et N-Technology — a été dénommé 550 GTC. La fabrication a commencé au moment où Ferrari a mis un terme à la production de la 550 de route, remplacée par la 575. Seuls deux exemplaires ont vu le jour : portant les numéros de châssis 2102 (la voiture de la vente) et 2104, ils ont été livrés neufs à l’équipe française JMB Racing, une entité appréciée par l’usine, tout en restant la propriété du constructeur de Maranello. Avec le numéro de châssis 2102, c’était la première fois depuis la 512 M qu’un modèle recevait un numéro pair pour une version course à moteur V12 — une tradition réservée uniquement aux machines de course usine.

De teinte Rosso Corsa avec un intérieur Tessuto Racing Nero, cette 550 GTC a fait ses débuts le 29 juin 2003 lors du LG Super Racing Weekend à Donington Park, et a couru encore deux fois dans le cadre du Championnat FIA GT 2003. Elle a pris part le 27 juillet 2003 aux 24 Heures de Spa entre les mains de Fabio Babini, Philip Peter et Boris Derichebourg. L’équipage s’est qualifié en dixième position, sachant que cette course constituait pour cette 550 GTC une épreuve de vérité car elle se mesurait à trois Ferrari 550 Prodrive, des Doge Viper soutenues par Chrysler et des Saleen SR7. Pendant les six premières heures, la 550 GTC châssis 2102 a occupé la première position, ce qui a mis en valeur ses qualités dynamiques. Malheureusement, des problèmes moteur l’ont contrainte à l’abandon au 326e tour, mais elle avait largement prouvé son excellente aptitude à la compétition. Le programme 550 GTC officiel avait atteint son objectif en tant que prototype opérationnel (pour la 575 GTC qui allait suivre), tout en redonnant à Ferrari la passion de la compétition GT, catégorie dans laquelle le constructeur allait désormais rester impliqué au plus haut niveau.

En 2004, la 550 GTC châssis 2102 a été entreposée chez AF Corse et, en 2005, elle a été vendue à son deuxième propriétaire, Piero Nappi, ami de la marque et pilote privé italien de premier plan. Nappi a engagé la 550 GTC dans une douzaine d’épreuves du Campionato Italiano Velocità Montagna (CIVM) 2005 — Championnat d’Italie de la Montagne — dont elle a décroché le titre en catégorie “GTM”. Nappi a réitéré son exploit avec les titres 2006 et 2014. Un courrier daté du 26 septembre 2005 et signé Jean Todt, alors directeur général de Ferrari, félicite Nappi pour sa victoire et souligne que c’est la première fois depuis plusieurs années qu’une Ferrari, quelle qu’elle soit, remporte ce titre. Avec la 550 GTC, Nappi a continué à prendre part jusqu’en 2016 aux épreuves du CIVM, signant une trentaine de victoires de catégorie et de groupe.

En mars 2016 le moteur a été reconstruit par Autotecnica Motori. Nappi a vendu la voiture début 2017 à son troisième et actuel propriétaire, qui aurait fait faire une restauration cosmétique discrète pour que la voiture présente sa livrée des 24 Heures de Spa. En décembre 2017, la boîte-pont a été refaite par Riverside Performance Engineering, et il est probable que cette 550 GTC comporte son système de gestion moteur Magneti Marelli correct d’époque. Elle a fait l’objet d’un examen 3D effectué par Dafyd Richards, de Redesign Sport, à l’échelle du micromètre, pour vérifier l’éventuelle nécessité de refabriquer des pièces-clés. Les sièges et les harnais sont homologués jusqu’à fin 2022 mais, avant d’envisager de reprendre la compétition, il est conseillé de remplacer le réservoir de carburant, d’effectuer un contrôle de l’intégrité de la mécanique et de confier la voiture à une équipe adéquate pour une vérification professionnelle.

Cette extraordinaire 550 GTC représente un tournant fascinant et déterminant dans l’histoire de Ferrari en compétition GT, et le “Livre Rouge” de certification (délivré en mars 2021) en constitue le plus beau compliment.

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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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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.

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