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For sale Bonhams Auction Paris – 1994 Ferrari 348 Challenge Road Registered
 
 
Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris – 2 February 2023, 14:00 CET Paris, The Grand Palais Éphémère
Estimate: €100,000 – €130,000
 
For the new owner, PLEASE bring it to our Challenge and GT DAYS 2023
 
Details are following HERE at Bonhams
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For sale – 2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge
 
 

Details about the saleHERE at ClassicDriver

Asking price EUR 84.000,–

EQUIPMENT
LHD, Argento Nurburgring Paint, Carbon Fibre Doors, Sliding Lexan Side Widows, Lexan Engine Cover, OMP Quick Release Front/Rear Pannels, 18″ BBS Challenge Alloys, Brembo Callipers, F1 Electro-hydraulic Gearbox, Stainless Steel Exhaust (Fitted), Genuine Challenge Exhaust System (Supplied), Recaro Pro Racer 99 SPG Seat (Driver), OMP Carbon Ferrari Challenge Seat (Passenger), 5-Point Harnesses (Schroth + Sabelt), Ferrai Alcantara Steering Wheel, Bolt in OPM Roll Cage, Magneti Marelli Digital Display, OMP Fire Suppression System, Internal/External Kill Switches, Premier Fuel Quick Fill System

EXTERIOR
Finished in a beautiful shade of Argento Nurburgring the sleek Pininfarina line of this Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge are elegant but unmistakably focused. Void of numberplates and the traditional Scuderia Sheilds this Challenge car leaves passers by in doubt that it is a fully fledged racecar, with sliding lexan windows, quick release panels and an enormous set of slicks coiled around a set BBS Challenge wheels.

Having covered 6k miles exclusively on track condition of the car is good; showing no clear signs of damage panel gaps remain even whilst the paintwork shows with a metallic shine and a dusting of stonechips and light battle scars that add to the character of the thoroughbred track car.

INTERIOR
Opening the door of the 360 Modena Challenge unveils a space worlds apart from the standard road car, with just the Nero alcantara dashboard and 360 Modena insignia the only things that remind you this Ferrari was originally designed for the road.

Stepping into the car, through the bolt-in OMP cage, is a delicate process that pays dividends once secured into the FIA spec seats, with an original OMP Challenge seat on the passenger side whilst the driver is treated to a full race spec Recaro Pro Racer 99 SPG. Flanking the alcantara steering wheel and full digital Magneti Marelli display a set of aluminium F1-style ‘paddles’ which feel much more robust than the standard car for full confidence at maximum attack on the track.

Having raced in the Challenge series for a number of years this example interior of the car is an uncompromising space, with no sound proofing and just lexan windows to provide some essential ventilation the only luxuries come in the form of safety equipment including OMP kill switches, 5-point harnesses, and a full fire suppression system.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Longitudinally mounted behind the cabin 3.6-litre F131B V8 engine remains mechanically very similar to the road going 360, however when equipped with the full Challenge exhaust system, which doesn’t need to apply to the same emissions standards, output is increased from the standard car to 410bhp. This example is currently fitted with a 360 stainless exhaust system to meet UK track noise regulations, however the Challenge system will be provided with the car.

With the extra power and a 240kg weight saving over the standard 360 performance is also dramatically increased – whilst top speed remains at 186mph, the lightening fast F1 electro-hydraulic gearbox means 0-60mph is slashed to just 3.9 seconds.

With less than 7k miles shown on the computer and a recent full service by a Ferrari/race specialist SMDG this example wants for nothing and is ready for the next owner to take straight to their nearest circuit.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Completing the focused set up of this 360 Modena Challenge, the lightweight 18″ BBS Challenge wheels are slightly smaller than those found on the road going Challenge Stradale, allowing for a larger profile full slick tyre for superior track performance. This example is fitted with a matching set of Yokohama Advan full slicks.

Brakes are also uprated, with large Brembo callipers and discs providing immense stopping power. Adjustable racing dampers replace the 360’s adaptive suspension, providing a significant weight saving and a much more controlled ride around the track.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new to the United States in February 2002, as one of less than 200 cars worldwide, this stunning 360 Modena Challenge car was ordered new by renowned collector Steven Goldman, who used the car is a number of Ferrari Challenge Series races, documented and photographed between 2002-2006. From this point it is thought the car then resided as part of his Malibu based collection in a purpose built $10 million facility.

Purchased from the collection by the current owner in 2018 the car was then imported to the UK before being fully serviced by marque specialists SMDG who carried out a full inspection and service including a full fluid change, new cam/auxiliary belts and fitment of a 360 stainless exhaust system to meet UK track noise regulations, however the Challenge system will be provided with the car.

Having covered just 6,661 miles to date this Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge now sits as a taxes paid, highly original, low mileage, factory built race car which is ready for its next owner to thoroughly enjoy

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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For sale – 2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge

Details about the sale HERE

Asking price is EUR 105.000,–

Beschreibung
Dieses Auto nahm von 2001 bis 2005 an der Ferrari Challenge teil
Zusätzliche Informationen

Das Maranello-Haus für die Ferrari Challenge 2000-Meisterschaft stellt den 360 Challenge auf, der mit allen für die FIA-Homologation erforderlichen Spezifikationen ausgestattet ist, mit einem Standardmotor, mit vollständiger Eliminierung unnötiger Elemente auf der Strecke, Felgen mit Slick-Reifen, verstärkter Kupplung und verbessertem Bremsen System. Auf diese Weise wiegt der Challenge 120 kg weniger als der 360 Modena. Etwas mehr als 300 Einheiten dieser Track Challenges wurden gebaut.

Dieses einmalige Auto wurde mit einigen aerodynamischen Elementen aus Kohlefaser wie dem Heckflügel und der größeren Frontstoßstange versehen; alle wurden für die FIA-GT-Meisterschaft 2000 in der N-GT-Kategorie homologiert.

Das Auto hat einen technischen Pass, der seine sportliche Geschichte ausweist, dieses Auto hat von 2001 bis 2005 an der Ferrari Challenge teilgenommen. Es ist in ausgezeichnetem Zustand nach einer konservativen Restaurierung durch eine bekannte Ferrari-Servicewerkstatt mit Austausch der Elemente, die Zeichen der Zeit zeigten und von der Werkstatt mit entsprechender Sachkunde von der Karosserie Mängel aufgrund des Einsatzes auf der Rennstrecke entfernt wurden. Die Innenräume wurden unter Beachtung der Vorschriften und Materialien der Zeit renoviert.

Das Auto ist bereit für die Rennstrecke, füllen Sie einfach Kraftstoff nach!

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For sale – 2007 Ferrari F430 GT3
 
 

All details about the sale HERE

The Ferrari F 430 Challenge Trasformata GT3 has been delivered by Ferrari to

the Ferrari dealership Loris Kessel located in Lugano/Switzerland on the

25.10.2007. The Ferrari invoice shows a selling price at 400.000,-  CHF. Out of

unknown reasons the car was never used in the next few years until it was sold

to its second and last private German based owner in 2012. The contract of

sale in that time is showing a mere 100 km as an odometer mileage. It is

reported by the only and  last owner that it never had participated in any serious

race. It was more a backup testing car which was frequently driven on private

events. The overall mileage today shows not more than 3000 km. It will be delivered

with a new engine having only 300 km on the clock plus the original engine. It

received a last service at the well known and very experienced and specialized

Ferrari Service workshop of StileF in San Marino/Italy before delivery on the 30th

of March 2017 at near to 6000,-  Euros. The car is in absolutely race ready condition.

 

The limited version of the F 430 GT3 has a radically reduced  weight of only

1.219 kg compared to 1.350 kg of a normal F 430 and the 1250 kg of the 430

Scuderia. This was the result of an exhaustive schedule of removing all

unnecessary items. The GT3 has been developed by Kessel Racing under the

supervision of Ferrari. Only 100 of these cars were produced. The rersulting car,

designated the F 430 GT3, was superior to the F 430 Challenge in terms of more

highly developed aerodynamics and increased output, even through both

utilised the same 4.3 litre, V8 engine.

 

Following extensive tuning, the GT3 unit developed 550 bhp, which surpassed

the 483 bhp from the F 430 Challenge and as well the 445 bhp from the GT2

stable mate, the 430 GTC.

The F 430 Challenge Trasformata GT3 received the best F1 knowledge Ferrari

could have implanted into a Ferrari registered for the road.

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For sale – 2007 F430 GTC

All details about the sale HERE at ClassicDriver

History: Built since 2006 by Ferrari Corse Clienti department in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili, the F430 GTC is a racing car designed to compete in international GT2 class competition, such as in the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, and FIA GT Championship. F430 GTCs also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The GTC was the fastest and most developed racing version of the F430.

In FIA GT2 championship, in order to render the car performances more uniform, the cars are forced to run with a specific minimum weight and with an engine restrictor that depends on the engine displacement. Hence Ferrari destroked the 4.3 L V8 engine to 4.0 L in order to compete in the 3.8–4.0 L class in GT2 class racing, which is allowed to race with a minimum weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lb). In this race configuration, the engine produces somewhat less power (445 PS (327 kW; 439 hp)) and by using the 4.0 L engine, the minimum weight of the F430 would increase by 50 kg (110 lb) but this is compensated by the reduced weight of the car, which yields a better power-to-weight ratio.

Our car:
This 430 GTC 2 chassis #2480 was built in 2007 and raced into only at the Interlagos race. Since then the car was taken back to Michelotto where it had a complete restoration which was completed in 2019 and the car only had its first shakedown in early 2020. One of the last cars with a sequential manual gearbox, an amazing racing car that can compete in multiple racing events but also stand proud in any Ferrari collection.
Available by Veloce Classic Italia, Padova, Italy 🇮🇹
Price: P.O.A

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For sale – 2006 Ferrari F430 GTC

  • Ferrari’s first modern GT to win at Le Mans 

  • Winner of the GT España Championship in 2009. Driver by ex F1 driver Pedro Lamy

  • Winner of the GT2 class at Le Mans Classic 2022

  • Maintained by Scott Sport 

  • Eligible for Gulf Historic, Masters Endurance Legends, Endurance Racing Legends and Le Mans Classic

 

Details about the sale HERE at Ascott Collection

It was 20 years ago: Ferrari, which had developed the 333SP in the mid-1990s, winning several races in the United States, decided to return to the track with a serious commitment, but this time in GT. After the F50 GT1 project was abandoned and following the lack of support for the F40s a little earlier, Jean Todt created a new impetus. He gave the go-ahead to a programme of Ferrari V8s designed for the GT2 category, which later became GTE/GT3. While the first expression of this new ambition was the 360 Modena GTC, it was the F430 GTC that delivered the first truly prestigious successes, in particular the victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ascott Collection is now offering for sale one of the F430 GTCs that raced at the time, now prepared for historic competitions (Endurance Racing Legends, Master Historic Racing, etc.).

 
The F430, a racing car in the making

The Ferrari F430 (presented at the 2004 Paris Motor Show) was the successor to the 360 Modena. The new V8 coupé of the range! It shared its aluminum chassis with the 360 that preceded it, but its design by Pininfarina (and more precisely by Frank Stephenson) opened up a new path. Almost everything was new. The F430 was inspired by other house creations, both modern and old, borrowing, for example, the rear lights from the Enzo. The side mirrors were similar to those of the Testarossa, with ducts integrated into its sides. The twin air intake system was retained, but the wider air intakes were reminiscent of the legendary shark nose of the 156 F1 from the 1960s. Although the overall shape was similar to the 360, the style of the F430 was much more aggressive!

The F430 inaugurated Ferrari’s new 32-valve V8 engine with double overhead camshaft (F136 E). The rear of the car housed the engine block developed jointly with Maserati, with its own 180-degree flat crankshaft. Maximum power of the road version was officially 490 hp, all delivered to the rear wheels, with either a six-speed manual, or the optional six-speed F1, gearbox. It was thus an excellent basis, with a new look and a new technical base.

The development of the F430 GTC

It was the Michelotto Automobili company that developed the F430 GTC with a view to making it eligible for all the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) series. Chassis were entered in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the Le Mans Series (LMS) and the FIA GT championship, and, of course, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans! Michelotto worked directly with Ferrari Corse Clienti. From the start, the F430 was thus guided by an official ambition to race in the GT class. This was not the case with the 360 Modena that was initially developed by the Jean-Michel Bourresche (JMB) team before receiving a boost from Maranello.

Work on the F430 base began in late 2004, with the car being wheeled out for the first time in October 2005! While development was thus highly accelerated, nothing was left to chance.

The original F430 aluminum chassis was reinforced with an aluminum tubular lattice cage in the cockpit. On the mechanical side, the engine capacity was reduced to 3,996 cc to qualify the car for the GT2 category (which allowed engines from 3.8 to 4.0 litres capacity). The berlinetta had two mufflers on the exhaust manifolds to limit noise. In the process, the F430 put on a little weight – around 50 kg – tipping the scales at 1130 kg.

The power, controlled by flanges on the intake ducts in accordance with the regulations, varied from 430 to 470 hp, depending on the championships, with revving from 6600 to 7500 rpm. 

Aerodynamically, the car’s underbody was totally flat. To generate downforce, in addition to the F430’s excellent base there was of course a rear wing with many adjustment possibilities. The racing versions of the F430s were fitted with lightweight 18-inch centre-lock rims with Michelin slick tyres, which replaced the 19-inch rims with Pirelli tyres of the road car version. While the road-going F430’s adjustable shocks could be adjusted with a thumbwheel on the steering wheel, the F430 GTC’s suspension was not adjustable on the fly. 

The first Ferrari V8 queen of GT2/GTE

The F430 GTCs had an excellent start to their career with the FIA GT2 constructors championship and drivers’ title in 2006 and 2007, the ALMS constructors’ title in GT2 in 2007, and a class victory in GT2 at Le Mans in 2008. The F430 GTC paved the way for the 458 GT2s and 488 GTEs.

The F430 GTCs won a total of 11 FIA GT2 titles (4 constructors’, 4 team, and 3 drivers’ titles), 4 LMS titles (2 team and 2 drivers’ titles), 4 ALMS (1 constructors’, 2 team, and 1 drivers’ titles), 2 Asian Le Mans Series titles (1 team, and 1 drivers’ title), 1 ILMC title (1 constructors’ title), 12 GT Open titles (4 overall, 3 team and 5 drivers’ titles). They also won many other titles in national championships in Italy and Spain.

The history of chassis 2434 being offered for sale

Chassis 2434 distinguished itself in the Campeonato de España GT. Entered for the season in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the Portuguese team ASM Team, it enabled Lourenço Beirão da Veiga and Ricardo Bravo to win the overall title in 2009. That year, they won four races at Valencia, Estoril and Jerez. In 2012, the F430 chassis 2434 raced in England with Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz in the Britcar Endurance Championship, under the banner of SB Race Engineering.

After being acquired by the current owner in 2018, it was restored by Progressive Motorsport in 2019 and then Scott Sport took charge of the car. The engine was entrusted to XtecEngineering and the installation of a MOTEC and its wiring harness was carried out by Lap Engineering. The complete file of the restoration work, including photos and invoices, is available.

It was thus a fully restored F430 GTC which was then successfully entered in the Masters Endurance Legends races and the Endurance Racing Legends by Peter Auto. In its last race at Le Mans Classic 2022, it was quite simply victorious in the GT2 class. This Ferrari F430 GTC is certainly one of the best GT2s for competing in historic races, offering a perfect balance between performance and ease of driving thanks to its very robust and efficient chassis and after all … it’s a Ferrari!
Photo: Jesse Evison Photography

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For SALE – 2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
 
 
All details about the sale HERE
 
Price is: 139.900,– (plus tax)
 
Ferrari Katowice as Official Ferrari Dealer presents pre-owned Ferrari 458 Challenge. Car is available and can be sold in export price (without VAT – net).
 
Exterior Colour: Rosso Corsa
Additional Options:
 
RSCH – Carbon fibre racing seats (size M)
RSCP – Carbon fibre passenger seat kit (size L)
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For sale – 2019 Ferrari 488 Challenge
 
 
Details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
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For sale – 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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For sale – 2011 Ferrari 458 GTE PRO EVO
 

Details about the sale HERE at ClassicDriver

The Ferrari 458 Italia GT presented here is chassis F142GT2832, and was raced by the French team Luxury Racing at some of the most prestigious races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000 KM of Spa. It was mainly used during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, where it raced quite successfully, most notably with a 2nd in class finish at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. It also came 2nd in class at the LMS Silverstone in 2011, with S. Ortelli and F. Makowiecki at the wheel, 3rd in class at Zhuhai in 2011, and 3rd in class at the FIA World Endurance Championship 12 Hours of Sebring. The full racing history of the car can be found below (Source: Keith Bluemel).

After the 2012 season, the car hasn’t been raced and was used very sparingly by the current owner, who didn’t take part at official races and therefore hasn’t managed to push the car too hard. In 2020, over 120.000 EUR have been invested in the car, with the works being carried out by ByKolles Racing in Germany. The works included normal service work and the control of the condition of suspension elements, overhauling of the brakes, and measurement of the clutch. The front and back of the car were restored, and almost every component has been dismantled and checked to avoid any failure during track use. The current engine is provided by Michelotto and has been used for around 1,000 km. The car has no known damage history. The example offered here is not only a collection piece thanks to its significant race results, but also an efficient track and race tool for the experienced gentleman driver. A lot of money has went into preparing this car for the next owner and there is no doubt that it will be an absolutely rewarding beast to tame on the track.

2011 Season:

ALMS

12 Hours of Sebring, 19th of March (ILMC Round)
GT PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, J-D. Deletraz
Position: O/A 28th, Cl. 9th

Road Atlanta, 1st of October (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, A. Beltoise
Position: O/A 37th, Cl. 13th

LMS

Spa-Francorchamps (B), 8th of May (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Imola (I), 3rd of July (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Silverstone (GB), 11th of September (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: O/A 21st, Cl. 2nd

International GT Open

Imola (I), 1st of May
Start #14
Drivers: G. Bischof, M. Fux
Position: R1 17th, R2 17th

Others

Le Mans Test Day, 24th of April
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, J-D. Deletraz
Position: 3rd in Class

Le Mans 24 Hour Race, 11th-12th of June (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Zhuhai (CN), 13th of November (ILMC Final)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: O/A 11th, Cl. 3rd

2012 Season:

FIA World Endurance Championship

12 Hours of Sebring, 17th of March
LMGTE Pro Class (FIA WEC), Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, J-K. Vernay
Position: O/A 61st NR, Cl. 5th

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BE), 5th of May
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo
Position: O/A 20th, Cl. 3rd

Le Mans Test Day (FR), 3rd of June
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, D. Farnbacher
Position: 1st in Class

24 Hours of Le Mans (FR), 16th-17th of June
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, D. Farnbacher
Position: O/A 18th, Cl. 2nd

Notable Race Results J. Melo:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2008 (Class GT2): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 (Class GT2): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class

Notable Race Results F. Makowiecki:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 (Class GTE Pro): 3rd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2018 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class

Notable Race Results D. Farnbacher:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2006 (Class GT2): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2010 (Class GT2): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Daytona 2005 (Class GT): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Daytona 2014 (Class GTLM): 3rd in Class

 
 
For sale: 2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge
 
 
Details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
 
Asking Price is EUR 173.000,–
 

We are proud to offer this Ferrari 488 Challenge for sale. The car has covered 5,000km and is ready to race with 25,000 of spares included with the car. In terms of racing history, in 2018 it was raced in the European Ferrari Challenge (3 rounds) and 2019 GT Cup in the UK. The car has had several class wins as well as outright wins.

The car comes with the below spares:

3 sets of spare wheels with some used tyres
1 pair of standard front dampers
1 pair of standard front springs
1 pair of option rear springs
1 pair standard exhaust tailpipes
1 fuel tank certificate
1 roll cage certificate

Fitted to the car:
2 seats [L & XL]
Vbox
RCG
Intercom
FFC Exhaust System

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For sale: 2016 Ferrari 488 GT3
 
 
Asking price EUR 610.000,–
 
All details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
 
Car ready to run, overhauled, Full spec 2018, car fully equipped for endurance races but no extended data acquisition, Gearbox 11’847 Km since last overhaul, Engine 17’799 Km since last overhaul, Car sold with 2 sets of used spare rims, PALMARES: 2016: Campionato Italiano GT – 2017: Campionato Italiano GT – 2018: Blancpain GT Sports Club and Michelin Le Mans Cup – 2019: Club competizioni GT
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For sale – 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE
 
 

For sale by KESSEL – Details HERE

Palmares: 2016: Blancpain Endurance Series Championship Winner Pro-AM 2016: Blancpain Sprint Series Championship Winner Pro-AM 2016: Blancpain GT Series Championshhip Winner Pro-AM 2016: Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi Winner Pro 2017: Le Mans 24h (converted into GTE) 3rd place AM

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For sale: F40 Competition 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.

Photos by bingosports.com

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1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

All details and more pictures HERE at bingosports.com

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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