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Winner of the 1995 Ferrari Challenge Central Europe season
Exceptional condition after being stripped down to the chassis for a complete restoration
The only one born in white color, Bianco Avus 100
Model for Burago
1/108 genuine Challenge factory
In total, only 108 Ferrari F355 Challenge were built between 1995 and 1998. This remarkable model is a dream for any enthusiast, especially if he or she imagines driving the 355 on the road, which would undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after. This car reached the top step of the podium in the 1995 Ferrari Challenge Central Europe. Its racing history will continue after this victory. The car has an exceptional history and its file is particularly beautiful and documented.
Also, it is the only 355 Challenge of the 108 examples produced by the factory that was born in the color 100 Bianco Avus. It will also serve as a model for the model maker, Burago, to create the model.
Anomalous fact for an ex competition car, its condition. After a 2 years restoration that started in 2017, this car is as beautiful as when it left the factory in March 1995. For this, the whole was dismantled down to the chassis in 2017 and 2018. The whole car has been completely stripped down in order to put it back in its original and most beautiful condition. An impressive work of archives was carried out upstream in order to preserve the character and the original specificities.
For these reasons, this is probably one of the most interesting examples of the Ferrari semi-classics from the point of view of a discerning Ferrari collector.
At the beginning of the 1995 Ferrari Challenge season, this car was part of the team of the Stuttgart Ferrari dealer Walter Lais, owner of the Lais Power Team. The professional driver Harald Brutschin took the wheel. He took this car to a great success by obtaining a total victory in the Ferrari Challenge Central Europe.
This 355 Challenge took the road for England. Its bodywork will change to a Rosso Corsa. Sweden will then be a new land of welcome. It will again run on the track in the Scandinavian Ferrari Challenge during the years 2002-2005. It will also be registered in Sweden to run on the road. We are in possession of its Swedish registration card.
A complete restoration was carried out during the years 2017 and 2018. The car has been completely dismantled, the chassis has been stripped and the whole mechanics has been redone. An impressive work of archives was carried out beforehand in order to ensure the conformity in an exact way. The bodywork was restored to its original color « 100 Bianco Avus ». The graphics were also redone.
During the assembly, various wearing parts were also replaced.
After renovation, the car participated in various events and exhibitions. It is now ready to join a new collection. This 355 is unique for its history, its color, and its winning record. It is indeed a true collector.
We invite you to see the test drive of the car with Thomas from WorldSupercar on his Youtube channel by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi6ABttwA6Y
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Gagnante de la saison 1995 du Ferrari Challenge Central Europe
État exceptionnel suite à une mise à nue jusqu’au châssis pour une restauration complète
La seule de couleur blanche d’origine, Bianco Avus 100
Carte grise suédoise
Modèle ayant servi de maquette pour Burago
1/108 véritable Challenge usine
Au total, seules 108 Ferrari F355 Challenge ont été construites entre 1995 et 1998. Ce modèle remarquable laisse rêveur tout passionné, notamment si ce dernier imagine rouler sur route avec la 355 Challenge qui serait sans doute l’une des plus recherchée. Cet exemplaire a gravi la plus haute marche du podium du Ferrari Challenge Central Europe de 1995. Son historique de course continuera après cette victoire. L’auto possède un historique exceptionnel et son dossier est particulièrement beau et documenté.
Aussi, il s’agit de la seule 355 Challenge des 108 exemplaires produits par l’usine qui soit née dans la teinte 100 Bianco Avus. Elle servira aussi de modèle pour le fabricant de modèlisme, Burago, pour créer la maquette.
Fait antinomique pour une ex auto de compétition, son état. Après une restauration de 2 ans ayant débutée en 2017, cet exemplaire se vante d’être aussi beau qu’à sa sortie d’usine en mars 1995. Pour cela, l’ensemble fut démonté jusqu’au châssis en 2017 et 2018. L’ensemble a ainsi été mis totalement à nu afin de veiller a remettre cette auto dans son plus beau et fidèle état d’origine. Un impressionnant travail d’archive fut réalisé en amont afin de préserver le caractère et les spécificités originales.
Pour ces raisons, il s’agit probablement de l’un des exemplaires des semi-classiques les plus intéressants de Ferrari du point de vue d’un collectionneur averti.
Au début de la saison 1995 du Ferrari Challenge, cet exemplaire faisait parti de l’équipe du concessionnaire Ferrari de Stuttgart, Walter Lais, propriétaire du Team Lais Power. Ce sera le pilote professionnel Harald Brutschin qui en prendra le volant. Il emmènera cette voiture vers un grand succès en obtenant une victoire totale dans le Ferrari Challenge Central Europe.
Cette 355 Challenge pris la route pour l’Angleterre. Sa carrosserie changera de robe pour une nouvelle livrée Rosso Corsa. La Suède sera ensuite une nouvelle terre d’accueil. Elle foulera de nouveau la piste en courant au Scandinave Ferrari Challenge au cours des années 2002-2005. Elle sera aussi immatriculée en Suède pour rouler sur la route. Nous sommes d’ailleurs en possession de sa carte grise suédoise.
Une restauration complète fut réalisée durant les années 2017 et 2018. L’auto a été intégralement démonté, le châssis mis à nu et l’ensemble de la mécanique a été refaite. Un impressionnant travail d’archive fut réalisé au préalable afin de veiller à la conformité de façon exacte. La carrosserie fut remise dans sa teinte d’origine « 100 Bianco Avus ». Le graphisme a également été refait.
Lors du montage, diverses pièces d’usure ont également été remplacées.
Après rénovation, la voiture a participé à divers événements et expositions. Elle est désormais prête à rejoindre une nouvelle collection. Cette 355 est unique pour son histoire, sa couleur, et son palmarès victorieux. Il s’agit bel et bien d’un véritable collector.
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Details about the saleHERE at ClassicDriver
Asking price EUR 84.000,–
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
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.
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.
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.
For sale – 2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge
Asking price is EUR 105.000,–
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!
Asking price is EUR 175.000,–
All details and more pictures HERE at ClassicDriver
F430 GT3, LHD, Rosso Corsa, Red Cloth Sabelt Racing Seat, 5 Point Harness, F1-Style 6 Speed Paddle Shift, Engine Supplied by FF Corse (3 Hours) , Kessel Manifolds & ECU, Upgraded Cooling; Apertures in Front Bonnet & Large Fan, Upgraded + Fully Adjustable suspension, Upgraded Big Brembo Brakes with Large Endurance Pads, Wings + Bonnet + Front & Rear Bumpers in Carbon/Kevlar, Air Jack System
Scuderia bodykit upgrade, 12+ Wheels, Gearbox, 4 Corners, Radiators, All sensors, 3 Types of exhaust for noise decibel limits
Finished in the iconic Rosso Corsa, this Ferrari GT3 car looks incredible with elegant lines from the road car enhanced by significant aerodynamic improvements built purely for track performance. With weight saving and downforce top of the agenda everything has been optimised to ensure maximum capability for sprint and long distance racing. The conversion includes replacing the bonnet, bumpers and side skirts with lightweight carbon / kevlar composite while a huge carbon fibre rear wing is complimented by carbon fibre canards and significant front splitter. Further upgrades include huge apertures in the bonnet assisted by a large cooling fan to ensure hot air is dispelled effectively.
Having been on track for a couple rounds of Brit GT & GT Cup, the condition of the car is excellent; showing no clear signs of damage with even panel gaps and only a hand full of touch up marks dotted around the car.
Kessel’s full 2009 Scuderia body panel upgrade kit is also included with a spares package.
Opening the door of the 430 GT3 unveils a space worlds apart from the standard road car; all race car focus with zero sound proofing and lexan windows to manage weight. Essential safety equipment includes OMP kill switches, 5-point harnesses and a full fire suppression system. A single deep bolstered embroidered bucket seat presents in excellent condition with no wear marks on the side bolsters and clean fabric throughout. The Kessel build plaque sits atop the dash confirming this homologation special.
The alcantara clad wheel features a set of aluminium F1-style paddles nestled behind which feel much more robust than the standard car providing full confidence at maximum attack.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Longitudinally mounted behind the cabin this 4.3L Naturally aspirated V8 is the beating heart of this monster. Following extensive tuning by Kessel, with racing manifolds and a ECU tune, this GT3 unit develops 550 bhp up by almost 70bhp on the Challenge car and 100hp more than the GTC variant. The lightning fast F1 electro-hydraulic gearbox was rebuilt shortly after the cars last race in 2013.
A new engine was supplied by F.F. Corse which shows 3 hours of running; further to this a recent visit from a Kessel technician inspected the ECU to ensure everything was running smoothly.
There are 3 exhaust variants for different decibel regs, with a spare Gearbox and radiators also available.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Presenting in great condition, the more traditional gold BBS racing wheels complete the look for this menacing race car. With a wider and slight bigger wheel size than a standard F430 it allows for a large profile full slick tyre for superior track performance. This example is fitted with a matching set of Pirelli full slicks.
Brakes are also uprated with large Brembo callipers and steel discs providing immense stopping power. Racing suspension provides a significant weight saving as well as infinite adjustment from track to track.
A further 4 sets of wheels are included as part of a spares package.
1 of 54 GT3 cars built by Kessel under license from Ferrari, this 2007 Ferrari GT3 was supplied by F.F. Corse to Fox Motorsport where it was used for track and occasional test days before being successfully campaigned in the 2011 GT Trophy at Snetterton. Paul McNeilly & Jamie Stanley would finish runner up to a 458, and record a historic 1st & 2nd overall for the FF Corse team, before the same pair would then go on to clinch class honours at the Silverstone round of British GT in 2013. Images and race reports of the car in period are included in the history file.
Shortly after the Silverstone round, the gearbox was rebuilt and the engine replaced by FF Corse and once racing was over, the car was sold on to its current owner in 2014 where it has been used sparingly as a track day car.
Eligible for a multitude of current and historic racing series, or as a track day weapon, this GT3 represents excellent value and a keen entry point into Ferrari competition.
A comprehensive Spares package includes the upgraded Scuderia body kit, 12+ Wheels, Gearbox, 4 Corners, Radiators, All sensors and 3 different Exhaust variants.
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.
Buy with confidence: we operate from a 10,000sq ft indoor showroom with the support of a fully functioning 4000sq ft preparation and service centre that includes a professional photo studio that is used by Top Gear, McLaren and Alpine Stars. We have a passionate team that work incredibly hard to ensure all our motor cars go through our rigorous and unique sales process so they are presented in the best possible condition and light, then found homes all over the world.
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.
For sale – 2009 Ferrari F430 GTC
Supplied new to AF Corse – 1 of 24 F430 GTCs Built
All details and more pictures HERE at DK Engineering
Built by Ferrari Corse Clienti, leaning heavily on the race experience of Michelotto Automobili, the F430 GTC was the most advanced and developed racing iteration of the Ferrari F430. Whilst the F430 Challenge was little more than a fettled road car, the GTC was designed to compete at the highest level it could viably compete at, FIA GT2 specification.
This development would see the car competing against the likes of Aston Martin’s DBR9, Chevrolet’s Corvette C6R and Porsche’s GT3-RSR on the global stage; the FIA GT Championship, Europe and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as the standalone 24hrs Le Mans.
The GTC would take significant victories across the board, winning its class championships in the ALMS and FIA GT Championships. GTCs scored class wins at the 2007, 2009, and 2010 12 Hours of Sebring and at the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The preceding 360 GTC had been Ferrari’s first real foray into GT-class competition. Unusually for a replacement model, or even Ferrari Modificata evolution, the F430 GTC saw its engine displacement drop to 4.0 litres, destroked from the road variant’s 4.3 litre unit. This was to ensure the car could competitively run in the 3.8-4.0L GT2 class. The reduction in power to 439hp was compensated by a drop in overall weight.
AF Corse had been founded by Amato Ferrari in 1995, and whilst sharing the surname, bore no relation to Ferrari SpA. Initially entered into the Italian Superturismo Championship, AF Corse would exclusively manage Maserati’s Trofeo Cup from 2001-2005. Subsequently running the MC12 and Maserati Light Coupé, AF Corse returned to the FIA GT Championship in 2006 as Ferrari’s factory-backed racing endeavour. AF Corse would win the FIA GT title with the F430 GT2 in 2006,2007,2008 and 2009.
This F430 GTC was supplied new to AF Corse in March 2009 and was raced under the Pecom Racing banner in the FIA GT Championship that year. It was one of three F430 GTC’s that they raced and was driven by the Argentine Matthis Russo and Luis Perez Companc, wearing number 95 for the duration of the season.
This car competed in eight championship races across the globe in 2009, finishing 2nd in class at the season opener RAC Tourist Trophy Silverstone on the 3rd of May. Ending the season, Pecom Racing finished 5th in the 2009 FIA GT2 Teams Championship with AF Corse winning overall.
Luis Perez Companc finished 6th in the 2009 FIA GT2 Drivers Championship and 2nd in the 2009 Citation Cup. AF Corse won the 2009 FIA GT2 Teams Championship and as a result, Ferrari won the 2009 FIA GT Manufacturers Cup. Pecom Racing finished 5th in the 2009 FIA GT2 Teams Championship.
Race History – 2009
- 19.04.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Paul Ricard Test
- 03.05.2009 – FIA GT Championship – RAC Tourist Trophy Silverstone
- 16.05.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Adria 2 Hours
- 21.06.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Oschersleben 2 Hours
- 25.07.2009 – FIA GT Championship – 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
- 30.08.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Hungaroring
- 20.09.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Algarve 2 Hours
- 04.10.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Paul Ricard 2 Hours
- 02.10.2009 – FIA GT Championship – Zolder 2 Hours
In 2010 the GTC was bought by LMP Motor Sport of Japan and subsequently entered into the Japanese Super GT Series. Driven by team owner Yutaka Yamagishi and Hiroshi Koizumi, the car campaigned in seven races during the season. Finishing 15th in the Drivers Championship with 10 points, the team were determined to hit the track again and did as such in 2011.
Race History – 2010
- 21.03.2010 – Super GT Series – Suzuka GT 200 km
- 04.04.2010 – Super GT Series – Okayama GT 300 km
- 02.05.2010 – Super GT Series – Fuji 400 km
- 20.06.2010 – Super GT Series – Super GT International Series Malaysia
- 25.07.2010 – Super GT Series – Sugo GT 300 km
- 22.08.2010 – Super GT Series – 39th Pokka GT Summer Special, Suzuka
- 24.10.2010 – Super GT Series – Motegi GT 250 km
Continuing its campaign in the Japanese Super GT Series, this time clothed in a new Ika Musume design in collaboration with the animation “Shinryaku! Ika Musme”, the car was raced under the name ‘PACIFICNAC Ika Musume Ferrari’. With Hideki Yamauchi as the new driver alongside Yutaka Yamagishi, they finished 4th in the qualifier at the opening series, Okayama International, and 2nd for the Super Lap; overall finishing the race 5th. Its most successful race of the season earnt the team a place on the podium with 3rd place under their belt on the 19th of June in Malaysia.
Race History – 2011
- 01.05.2011 – Super GT Series – Fuji GT 1
- 22.05.2011 – Super GT Series – Okayama GT
- 19.06.2011 – Super GT Series – Super GT International Series Malaysia
- 30.07.2011 – Super GT Series – Sugo GT
- 21.08.2011 – Super GT Series – 40th Pokka GT Summer Special
- 11.09.2011 – Super GT Series – Fuji GT 2
- 02.10.2011 – Super GT Series – Autopolis GT
- 16.10.2011 – Super GT Series – Motegi GT
Once again, this time for the 2012 season, the car was entered into the Japanese Super GT Series with LMP Motor Sport for what would be its last campaigned year. With Takuto Iguchi and Yutaka Tamagishi behind the wheel, this time the team clearly had the car on form and completed all eight rounds.
Race History – 2012
- 01.04.2012 – Super GT Series – Okayama GT 300 km
- 04.05.2012 – Super GT Series – Fuji GT 1,500 km
- 10.06.2012 – Super GT Series – Super GT International Series Malaysia 300 km
- 29.07.2012 – Super GT Series – Sugo GT 300 km
- 19.08.2012 – Super GT Series – 41st International Pokka 1,000 km
- 09.09.2012 – Super GT Series – Fuji GT 2,300 km
- 30.09.2012 – Super GT Series – Autopolis GT 300 km
- 28.10.2012 – Super GT Series – Motegi GT 250 km
Hugely eligible, today this F430 GTC can be competitively entered into the Global Endurance Legends and Masters Endurance Legends race series, as well as holding a qualification for participation in the Ferrari Club Competizione GT; another event which has been gaining traction in recent years.
Recently refinished in its 2009 livery and one of just 24 F430 GTCs built, this example is accompanied by its Michelotto book pack, spare parts catalogue and document pack, this unique example presents at our showrooms outside London available for viewing immediately.
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.
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.
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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
This fantastic pice of Ferrari history is for sale by GIRARDO & Co
Price on Application
Chassis no. F142 GT 2874
Engine no. F142 GT2 050
All informations and more pictures HERE at GIRARDO Co
One of only 11 Works-specification Ferrari 458 Italia GTEs delivered new to AF Corse, the de-facto factory Ferrari GT team
A two-time entrant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a seven-time podium finisher in the FIA World Endurance Championship
Pole-sitter in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans – the highest ever GTE Am-class qualifying result
Instrumental in Ferrari’s FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers in 2013
Raced by Works Ferrari GT drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Villander, Kamui Kobayashi and Olivier Beretta
Ferrari Classiche certified and comprehensively rebuilt by Michelotto and AF Corse in 2018–2019, the work totalling 126,000 euros
Single private ownership with a Ferrari GT Am driver and only ever prepared, maintained and raced by AF Corse
Highly eligible for Ferrari’s exclusive Club Competizione GT series, the Masters Endurance Legends championship, and the popular Challenge & GT Days
The final – and thus most fondly remembered – naturally-aspirated Ferrari GT racing car
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
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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