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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione “ex Michel Oprey” Michelotto for sale at Springbok in Germany

 
All Details about the sale and other Challenge and GT Ferraris http://www.fchgt.com/cars-for-sale-3/
 
Chassis number #84248, 1 of 11 cars built by Michelotto. From the middle of 1993 it was possible to buy an off the shelf 348 competition car prepared by Ferrari’s favoured tuners, Michelotto. Suitable for several top racing series and in particular Blue Ribbon events such 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 all Competizione’s, changes to the bodywork 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 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. 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.
 
In this case the car was purchased by the well known Ferrari collector Michel Oprey from the Netherlands. He raced the car in several races including among others the Ferrari-Porsche-Challenge from ‘94-’96. On the racetrack he replaced the car with a Ferrari F40 LM while keeping the 348 in his private collection. The current owner purchased the car directly from Michel Oprey. Due to new projects the owner has decided to offer the car for sale. The car has been returned to the livery of the 90’s when Oprey raced in the Netherlands and Germany. It comes with a second set of rims. This is a rare opportunity to buy one of the early cars built by Michelotto!

Ferrari F40 GT / LM at the Challenge and GT Days

Photo: Michael Jurtin

History in Ferrari GT Racing

Thanks to Yoshi for this great pic

The swedish online magazine Racestripe did a fantastic photostory about our event, enjoy it…

Thanks to Sweden, hope to see you again next year!

The full story with many pictures: http://www.racestripe.se/ferrari-challenge-2018.html

Ferrari F40 GTE

Artwork by the fantastic Yan Denes

Nice story about our event on autogespot.com

 

The full Story is HERE https://www.autogespot.com/challenge-and-gt-days-2018:-making-history-a-quarter-century-at-a-time

Ferrari 458 GT3 and 488 Challenge at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena

Ferrari 348 GT Competizione Monte Shell

Engines, Engines, Engines at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena

Ferrari 360 GT at Adria Raceway

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