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RM Sothebys Auction – 1973 Fiat 238 “Ferrari Service Van” ex Garage Francorchamps
1973 Fiat 238 “Ferrari Service Van”
Offered Without Reserve – All details and more photos HERE at RM Sothebys Auction
- Commissioned new for use by Garage Francorchamps
- Accompanied by a previous Belgian title listing Garage Francorchamps as the owner
- Unrestored and beautifully preserved, a wonderful addition to any Ferrari collection
- The engine is seized and will need to be overhauled before returning to road use
FOR SALE – Original Ferrari Van. Formerly the property of Garage Francorchamps, FIAT 900T Ferrari Service Van. Total original, never restored, handpainted (!)
Interested? All details and more pictures HERE at ClassicDriver
1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B
Ferrari, Michelotto and the 308 GTB
In 1983, the rules of rallying changed, and Group B regulations were introduced. Little did the regulatory powers realise at the time they had changed the face of rallying forever; rallying was about to enter its greatest era.
Over previous years Michelotto had developed the Ferrari 308 GTB into a potent competitor within the Group IV regulations. With the new regulations in place, Michelotto decided to build only four 308’s to Group B specification. One had a 2-valve engine producing 288bhp, while the following three featured the 2927cc V8 Quattrovavole engine using Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, resulting in an impressive power output of 320bhp, and revving to 8,000 rpm. These three cars also feature the unique competition ‘quick change’ gearbox. Throughout their period competition days, the final drive ratio could be changed in a matter of minutes with a cover being removed to expose a pair of drop gears.
Highly evolved from their street counterparts with the extensive use of titanium and stripped-down body shells, these three Quattrovavole Group B cars were roughly 2 secs/km faster than the Group 4 308’s on any Special Stage. The Quattrovavole 308 Group B was homologated on 1st April 1983 with document B-241.
These Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto-prepared cars were approved by Ferrari SEFAC and Ferrari North America, and are now Ferrari Classiche eligible, with this example having already been inspected by Ferrari Classiche and certified.
The Ferrari offered here, chassis ZFFHA01B000022409 was delivered to Michelotto Automobili in Padova, Italy in early 1983 where it was upgraded to the ultimate four-valve Group B specification. Michelotto built only four 308 GTB Group B rally cars, with only three of these being fitted with the ultimate specification, four-valve Ferrari V8, Tipo 105 A engine.
Finished in white, this 308 Group B entered two rallies being driven by Maurizio ‘Menes’ Cavalli in the Italian Rally Championship, the Rally Piancavallo where it finished 3rd overall, and the Coppa Liburna rally in mid-September.
On the 19th September 1983, this Ferrari was issued its Certificate of Origin, and first registered to Ferrari S.p.A, Modena, Italy, being assigned the license ‘MO 600480’. The tenth round of the 1983 World Rally Championship was held in Italy, Rallye Sanremo, with this 308 Group B being driven by Federico Ormezzano and co-driver, Claudio Berro. Ormezzano was a former banking and antiques enthusiast, with one of his competition career highlights being victory at the 1982 Autodromo di Monza rally, the last victory for a Lancia Stratos. Berro was clearly a motorsport enthusiast, having been co-driver in rallies with Peugeot Italia and Peugeot Talbot Sport and Alfa Romeo Autodelta, and in 1994 would go on to be the Ferrari Formula 1 Team Manager. At this event the car was sported sponsorship from SABA, a German electronics company. Wearing race number 14, sadly the car retired with half-shaft failure.
The highlight of this cars 1983 season was up next, the Trofeo Villa d’Este rally in early October, with saw Gigi Martinelli and Emilio Radaelli pilot the car to overall victory. After another Italian rally in early November, this 308 was next partnered with Harry Toivonen at the Rallye di San Marino, round forty-four of the 1983 European Rally Championship. With older brother, Henri Toivonen, also competing in the sister Michelotto 308 Group B, Harry pushed hard to beat his brother, although sadly both cars retired. This 308 Group B competed in two further events to end the 1983 rally season, with images of these events included in the car’s extensive history file.
In January 1984, this 308 Group B was bought by Giuliano Michelotto, founder of Automobili Michelotto, before being sold to A.C.I Leasing. Pro Motorsport S.R.L. was the only team to run Michelotto Group B 308’s, with this car, chassis 22409, being assigned to their latest driver signing, Luigi ‘Lucky’ Battistolli.
Round two of the 1984 European Rally Championship saw this 308 enter the Targa Florio Rally, with Lucky making his Ferrari debut. Despite the latest Michelin TRX tyres providing little assistance, Lucky and co-driver Berro finished second overall, with the sister 308 Group B of Antonio Zanini finishing 3rd. A great result for Ferrari, confirming that the brand could be enhanced by an increased presence in rally.
Lucky drove three more events in early 1984 in the European Rally Championship in this 308 Group B, the Rallye delle Quattro Regioni, and the Rally Costa Smeralda and Rallye dell’Isola d’Elba, finishing second overall the final two. In all four events Lucky drove this car, he was partnered in the car by Claudio Berro.
Another first overall was achieved at the Rally della Marca, before 22409 returned to the European Rally Championship in early July with Ormezzano at the Rallye della Lana. The ADAC Deutschland Rallye followed in early September before another outright victory with Paolo Pasutti at the Rallye Nazionale Citta di Bassano del Grappa in late September. Massimo Ercolani race 22409 in the 1984 Rallye di San Marino, before this car finished second in class at the Rallye dell’Autodromo di Monza.
1985 saw European and nine-time Spanish Rally Champion, Antonio Zanini compete with this car in the Spanish Rally Championship. Rally el Corte Ingles also formed part of the European Rally Championship, and for this event, this 308 Group B was repainted blue, with ‘Playa de las Americas’ sponsorship. This race history has been confirmed with Cristiano Michelotto, with evidence of the blue paint still visible on certain areas of the car today, mainly the roof cooling vent.
Perhaps the most interesting event entered by a 308 was the 1985 Baja Montesblancos. This is a rally raid event held in the region of Aragon in Northern Spain and was launched in 1983. Based on the popularity of the African Adventure rallies such as the Paris Dakar and the Paraons Rally, this event was created by a group of French and Spanish enthusiast.
For this rally raid event, the car was refinished in white, with large Marlboro sponsorship. With extreme temperatures, the car was adapted with an enlarged roof scoop and engine cover to aid cooling, with a Perspex deflector added to the bonnet. Larger mud flaps were fitted, with the fronts being faired in to prevent dust being fed to the air intake for the engine, and in true safari-specification, a spare wheel was strapped to the roof. For this rally raid event, Antonio Zanini shared the cabin with Carmelo Ezpeleta. With over 50-degree heat in the cabin, the car was retired.
After this event, 22409 returned to Italy where it was bought by Style Auto Srl and rebuilt by Michelotto Automobili and finished in Rosso Corsa. Now displaying Italian registration ‘PD 784544’, this 308 was displayed at the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain meeting in June 1986. At this event, the car was heavily photographed by Ferrari historian, Keith Bluemel, with these pictures contained within the car’s expansive history file.
In the early 1990’s, this 308 Group B was bought by famed collector, Massimo Ferragamo, the son of Salvatore, a well-known Italian shoe designer and founder of luxury high-end retailer, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Having passed through a French dealer, this 308 was purchased by Robert ‘Bob’ Benedict in the United States of America. During this time, the car received maintenance from Motion Products Inc, before returning to Europe with the current owner in 2006. Upon arrival, this car was road-registered in the UK, and assigned license ‘YEL 938S’. During this ownership, this 308 Group B has been regularly campaigned in the Ferrari historic Challenge in 2006 and 2007.
Importantly, in 2007 this Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B was inspected and certified by Ferrari Classiche. The red certification binder accompanying this Ferrari confirms it to retain its original chassis, engine, gearbox and differential.
Michelotto built only four Group B 308 GTB’s, with this car, chassis 22409, being one of only three fitted with the ultimate four-valve Ferrari V8 engine. Any Michelotto-built Ferrari is special, but this Ferrari Classiche Certified and fully matching numbers 308 Group B participated in the golden era of rallying at World and European levels. Today, these cars are highly sought after for a variety of the world’s major historic motorsport events, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Tour Auto or Modena Cento Ore rallies, or Rallylegend, but are you ready to get behind the wheel?
Price Upon Request
1993 FERRARI 348 GT COMPETIZIONE
The ex-Oprey car and one of three with racing history
For sale by Jan B. Lühn – Details HERE
• One of 11 built 348 GT Competizione
• One of three cars with period racing history
• Freshly overhauled by Michelotto
• Eligible for the Ferrari Club Competizione GT
Chassis No 84248
The Ferrari 348 was build as a replacement for the 328. It was presented in 1989 and was built until 1995 as a mid-engine V8-powered 2-seat sports car. It was the final V8 model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his death, commissioned to production posthumously.
Specific history of this car:
Chassis number #84248 is one of 11 cars being hand built by Michelotto in Padua (nine 348 GTCs and two 348 GT LM). From mid 1993 it was for the first time ever possible to purchase a customers competition car directly from Ferrari. Suitable for several top racing series as Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, these cars would be pitched up against the likes of Porsche’s mighty 911 RSR’s and the Venturi 400.
Michelotto fitted hot 360bhp engines with reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 halfshafts into the GT Competiziones. Also the bodywork was changed, including a Lexan rear window and lightweight alloy panels for the front lid and engine cover. Carbon composite was used for the doors, bumpers and the undertray, supplementary ducts feeding cool air to the rear brakes. The brakes themselves were uprated 15-inch cross-drilled Brembo discs, wider Speedline five-spoke magnesium wheels being typically shod with slick Goodyear tyres. Michelotto uprated the suspension with fully adjustable Koni dampers and anti dive geometry, strengthening gussets having been installed around the engine bay. The cockpits were completely stripped and fitted with an FIA-spec roll cage, OMP race seats and occasionally, electric windows. Just eleven Michelotto Competizione’s were built, most going straight to collectors who rarely chose to race them.
This specific car was purchased new by the well known dutch Ferrari collector Michel Oprey. He raced the car in several races including among others the Ferrari-Porsche-Challenge from ‘94-’96. On the racetrack he later replaced the car with a Ferrari F40 LM but kept the 348 in his private collection.
The previous owner purchased the car directly from Michel Oprey but never really used it. Since we purchased the car, the GTC went straight back to Michelotto for a complete check and partial restoration. The car has now been returned back to the livery of the 90’s when Oprey raced it in the Porsche-Ferrari Challenge the Netherlands and Germany.
It is believed that #84248 is one of only three 348 GT Competizione that really raced in period.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase of the first factory built Ferrari GT racing cars. These cars are still very competitive in the right hands and the car can be seen as an entry ticket into prestigious events as the official Ferrari Club Competizione GT, the Masters Series or the Global Endurance races organized by Peter Auto.
1994 Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione
All details and more photos HERE
PRICE: EUR 348,000
The Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione
The Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione was produced in limited numbers, with just 11 built and only 4 making their way into the United States. Nine were never raced and put directly into private collections. The Michelotto tuned 348 GTs were given stock engines with modifications that brought 360 bhp with reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 half-shafts. The body was modified with a Lexan rear window and lightweight alloy panels for the engine cover and deck lid. Carbon fibre was used throughout the car for the doors, bumpers and the under tray, supplementary ducts feeding cool air to the rear brakes. 15-inch Brembo disc brakes were covered by 18-inch Speedline center-locking five-spoke magnesium wheels. The suspension was given fully adjustable Koni dampers and a revised geometry. Gussets were installed around the engine bay to increase the structural rigidity. All non-essential interior items were removed in an effort to reduce the overall weight. The interior was at the same time fitted with an FIA-spec roll cage. The stock pedals were replaced with drilled aluminium pedals. Racing seats and a racing steel completed the interior modifications.
The 348 GT Michelotto Competizione we are offering here is chassis 99107, equipped with original engine 36463. It is one of only 11 cars produced and one of just 4 examples supplied new to the US market. 99107 was shipped to Florida’s largest factory-authorized Ferrari dealer, Shelton Sports Cars, on December 16th 1994. In order to accommodate American FIA regulations, it had been ordered with a special fire-extinguisher system and Momo race seats in addition to all other original Michelotto modifications. 99107 was initially owned by two private collectors until it was acquired by highly respected Texan collector John O’Quinn. After O’Quinn’s sudden passing in 2009, 99107 was sold to current European owner. The car was never raced and only used sparingly for track days and parades throughout its whole life. In 2019 the car went through and extensive mechanical service including full engine check with cam belts replacement, full transmission rebuild as well as a brake purge.
In the current owner’s hands for the last decade and showing a mere 3,500 original km on the clock, 99107 represents a very rare opportunity and would enhance any Ferrari collection.
Photographed by Stephan Bauer for A & S
Ferrari 348 Challenge TB – Raced in the German Series, ex ART Car
All details about the car an more pictures HERE at Classic Driver
Ferrari 348 TS – ex Rainer Klockenhoff, raced in the 1994 Ferrari Challenge Series. Street legal, German “Fahrzeugbrief”, Servicebook, original invoice, 40.000 KM Service done, all documents, hugh documentation AND ex ART Car by UK Artist Dexter Brown.
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1994 Ferrari 348 Challenge at Worldwide Auctioneers
Estimate is around US $ 150.000
CHASSIS NO: ZFFRG35A5R0098818
All details and more informations about the auction HERE
• 1 of only 32 factory Challenge race cars produced by Ferrari
• One of the only cars that was never raced
• Only 20,772 miles from new
• Exceptional original condition
• Included are books, tools, records, window sticker and extra keys
3,405 cc DOHC V-8 engine, Bosch Motronic fuel injection, 312 HP at 7,200 RPM, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers
The 348 Challenge cars were the first in the line of the Ferrari Challenge models which are still being produced to this day. As an important part of modern Ferrari history, genuine Challenge cars are now becoming increasingly sought-after. These original factory race cars were modified from the factory with special features that included factory roll bar mounts, racing belt eyelets behind the driver and passenger seats, lightweight fiberglass bumpers and modified suspension geometry. These special factory race cars were then shipped from Maranello to authorized Ferrari dealers for their final Challenge specification parts to be installed. These items included OMP roll cages, OMP racing seats, OMP five-point harnesses, 18” Speedline wheels, Challenge specification exhausts, Challenge springs and more. The Ferrari 348 and 355 Challenge cars have the distinction of being the last Ferrari factory racing cars produced that could be driven on the street and mark the end of an era. These last Challenge cars still retained a manual gearbox and do not have on-board computers, traction control and F1 gearboxes, making them fairly easy to repair and service. These cars are raw, pure and very fun to drive.
Ferrari produced just 32 factory Challenge cars for the American market. This exceptional example, Chassis Number 098818, was delivered new to Ferrari of Monterey, in Monterey, California. The owner’s manual was signed by none other than Al Roberts, of Ferrari Challenge fame. What is most unusual and of interest to many Ferrari historians is the fact that the words “Challenge Package” and “Ferrari 348 TB Challenge” are written on its original factory window sticker. Equally rare is the fact that this 348 Challenge is potentially one of only three or four of these cars never converted for racing. It has never been raced and has spent its entire life as a road car in Southern California. This highly desirable Ferrari is in stunning original condition with original paint, original interior and with all its rare and identifiable Ferrari 348 Challenge specifications. Equally at home on the road or on the track, this is a rare chance to acquire one of the most significant Ferraris of the era.
More Details here direct at the sellers website http://www.vdvgrant.be/en/ferrari/348-gtb-challenge
Talk about the car here at the Challenge board http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
The GTB was the last version of the 348 coupe to be built. Subtle changes were incorporated to improve the styling, suspension geometry, chassis and engine power over the previous 348 TB model. One of only 252 produced this particular GTB chassis 98542 was purchased new in early 1994 by Mr. M Oprey through the famous Dutch Ferrari importer Kroymans. The car was immediately converted to Ferrari Challenge specification using the Ferrari supplied Challenge kit by DLR Tuning in Holland for the 1994 race season. It then raced in the European Ferrari Challenge Championship 1994-1995 without incident. The majority of the original 348 Challenge cars were converted from 348 TB or TS cars making this GTB example extremely rare.
The 348 Challenge cars were the first in the line of the Ferrari Challenge models which are still being produced to this day. As an important part of modern Ferrari history genuine Challenge cars with period racing history are now becoming increasingly sought after. This unmolested car has covered 10,067km and is complete with its original warranty manual, Ferrari supplied 348 Challenge Press photographs/documents and 348 GT Owner’s manual. The 348 Challenge is one of the last Ferraris to offer a pure driving experience with no power assistance or electronic aids; equally at home on the road or on the track.
1997 Ferrari 355 Challenge, road legal, restored
Details about the car and the ebay auction HERE
Asking US $ 199.000
VIDEOS posted HERE (The first video as created for Petersen Museum’s upcoming virtual Cars & Coffee. The others are clips showing how amazing this car sounds and its real world usability on and off the track. Please note : The tire marks on the road are NOT from the Ferrari.)
Beautifully restored and offered for sale is perhaps the very last Ferrari Road & Track vehicle in the long history of drive to the track, race and drive home Ferraris. The end of an era that made Ferrari famous, from the 250 TDF, SWB and GTO and ending with this F355CH.
This Ferrari 355CH is believed to be the only Factory-built 355 Challenge car that was actually Titled by an authorized Ferrari dealer. (New Jersey Title) Thus, this car is 100 percent legitimate to drive on the street as well as race on the track.
Unlike the 360, 430, 458, etc. Challenge cars that came after this model, this Ferrari has true dual road and track specification. For example, it has power windows, power mirrors, power locks, a leather dash, console and trim, analogue gauges, and yes, BEST OF ALL…. THE VERY LAST MANUAL GEARBOX FERRARI RACE CAR EVER BUILT BY FERRARI! I’ve taken this car grocery shopping at Costco. It gets relatively good gas mileage and is a blast to drive!
It sounds amazing and even shoots flames when driving (see photo). In the video at the shift point you can actually hear this race car sound. Handling is simply unreal. I’ve taken the car on Mulholland Drive and it truly drives like it is on rails. Turn-in is instant with amazing front and rear grip. At speed you can really feel the carbon fiber rear wing stabilizing the handling! No comparison between this car and a regular F355 as this is so much more precise and handles so much better and is so much faster and stops so much quicker. Far more fun and engaging than any of the more modern Ferraris, including the 488 Pista.
A brief history is provided below explaining how most 355 Challenge cars were not actually built at the factory but were sold as regular 355s with dealer installed kits.
However, this is a rare, fully factory built 1997 355 Challenge car….and one that has been restored with:
- New paint using the classic yellow formula as used by Enzo Ferrari on the 275GTB.
- New leather interior including the dash and trim around the rear window and rollcage.
- Refurbished original 355CH seatbelts.
- Restored 355CH wheels.
- New Pirelli Trofeo tires, perfect for road and track use.
- New 355 CH seat covers and cushions imported from Italy.
- Air horns installed for use on street (race cars don’t normally have horns.)
- Engine out service and detailing with recently changed belts and just changed again engine and gear oil (Redline synthetic) and filter.
- Suspension and brakes serviced and detailed.
- H&R springs fit to make this Ferrari truly street friendly with well lubricated spring perch collars making ride height super easy and doable simply by rotating the springs themselves by hand.
- New windshield as original windshield had pitting typical of a car of this age.
- New battery.
- Trickle charger installed.
- Fire extinguishing system still in place.
- Remote Battery kill switch retained.
- Full rollcage comes with the car but for street use purposes the front section has been removed.
- New front marker lights.
- Alcantara headliner
- New Ferrari floor mats (Challenge cars have no carpet but floor mats add nice touch and protect the black paint finish.)
Simply put, this is the best condition F355 Challenge on the market and the ONLY 355CH built by the factory with a road legal title.
This car comes with a a 355 Challenge manual and a binder documenting its history and also included is , which is summarized as follows: Owned over the years by several Gentlemen Racers. They never actually took possession of the Ferrari. Instead, it was maintained by Classic Coach in New Jersey and when they wanted to drive the car at a race Classic Coach would bring the car to the track (Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, the Pocono, Moroso, Sebring, Daytona, etc.), perform services as the pit crew, and then take the Ferrari back to their shop where they would service it, which is reflected in the binder. Prior owners include notable collectors.
This car is also believed to be the car driven by Paul Newman at Lime Rock in 1999. I have not been able to confirm for sure, one way or the other, whether this is certain, but one thing I have confirmed is Newman lived nearby the owner of this car (a neighbor) and both men frequented nearby Lime Rock raceway (which was ~69 miles from Newman’s home and the home of the owner of this 355 CH).
A bit of history regarding why this car is a truly “Factory Built” 355 Challenge Car unlike most other 355 Challenge cars.
All 1996 and later 355 Challenge cars were, by order of Ferrari, to be sold MSO (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin and expressly to be sold without a road Title.
The reason for this is simple: Ferrari started the Challenge Series with OBD1 cars. However, starting in 1996 Federal law required all cars sold in America to be OBD2. Yet the Challenge series needed more cars over the next several years. So when a car was needed, Ferrari would pull a 355 from the assembly line and build an OBD1 Challenge car. Of course, it would have been illegal for Ferrari to sell OBD1 cars after 1995 given the laws requirement that cars be OBD2. Ferrari’s way around this was to sell the post 1995 F355 Challenge cars built at the factory as MSO-only and to not sell them with titles.
However, for whatever divine reason, this F355 Challenge was actually titled by a Ferrari authorized dealer and so it became the only known legitimately titled F355 Challenge car, and as such, the last Ferrari ever built to race and be driven on the street.
This is quite profound when you think about it as this is the formula used by Ferrari during much of its history, including its glorious 250 era where the 250 TDF, 250 SWB, 250 GTO and 250LM all could be driven on the road, raced and then driven home.
Thus, this is the last Ferrari race and road car and the last factory built race car with a manual gearbox. Now that I think about this fact and this car’s historical significance, its a bargain at this price point. The car was featured in a museum for approximately one year and given its historical significance, it may well yet again one day be featured in a museum. For now though, best to enjoy this most versatile of Ferraris!
RHD 1997 Ferrari 355 Challenge
Details and more pictures HERE
This car is 1 of only 11 Original Right Hand Drive Challenge 355s. This example has been very road useble and is road leagal having just been MOT’d.
The car currently has standard 355 road car brakes but included in the sale are its correct F40 LM brakes. In May 2019 the car had a major engine out cambelt service and anything else that needed doing was done at this time. The cam covers were also re painted.
The seats are the original correct carbon VID seats and have been fully retrimmed in the original material.
The car has spent the past few years in the ownership of a well known Ferrari mechanic, Ferrari racing driver and enthusiast who has brought her up to the condition she is presented in today.
Ready for the season ahead and unbelievably easy to drive whilst being incredibly capable on track, this rare breed now seeks a new home.
1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge
All details and more photos HERE
Ferrari F355 Challenge Factory built.
Delivered by Ferrari 06/07/1996
An outstanding collector quality Genuine Ferrari F355 challenge, 10k km’s. One of only 108 factory built examples. Complete original car. Undergone beautiful painstaking refurbishment to near concours standard, with fully documented nut and bolt photographic record. Unique.
This car was driven by Jose Miguel Coletta and won the 1998 Ferrari Challenge Venezuela. This Championship winning car (No19) is the ultimate Challenge collectors piece.
This car has an outstanding history file with the cars racing records and pictures, restoration documentation, registration details and bills / receipts.
Probably the best F355 Challenge in existence.
Ferrari F355 Challenge Rhd. Superb original car
All details and more pictures about the car HERE
One of only eleven UK RHD examples and One of only sixteen worldwide. Under 14k miles, 6 owners and HPI clear.
2nd overall in the UK Ferrari Challenge series in 1996
The car has UK road registration and is fabulously original with original Challenge seats, roll cage , steering wheel, and lightweight parts.
The car is in correct mechanical challenge specification which includes F40LM brakes and rotors, Challenge suspension, Carbon rear wing, Clutch , Anti Roll Bars, Bushes, Ducting and Challenge ECU and ABS upgrades.
Well known to the Ferrari Owners Club GB. Superb for the collector or to compete in the Pirelli Ferrari Classic which runs with the Ferrari Challenge UK series. Previously owned by renowned Ferrari specialist and friend to WalkerSport Nick Cartwright.
Extensive history file, bills, receipts documents and preparation history.
This is a superb non damaged car in excptional condition and beautifully original.
Price includes full engine out cam belt service, annual service and brake fluid change.
1996 Ferrari F355 Challenge
All details HERE
Mileage : 18.350 Kms
First registration date : 1996
Color : Red
Interior color : Black
Power (kw) : 280
Power (cv) : 380
Cubic capacity : 3496cc
Number of cylinders : 8
Fuel type : Petrol
Gearbox : Manual
Layout : RWD
Number of seats : 2
More info coming soon..
1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge, street legal, Championship winner
Details and more Pictures: https://www.classicdriver.com/de/car/ferrari/f355/1995/542590
All taxes paied, Car is in Austria. Major technical service done with invoices.
This particular 355 was campaigned extensively (and very successfully) in the North American Challenge Series, from 1997 to 2000. With many first places across the country, throughout its career, it was actually 1st overall, in the 2000 season!
What makes this car even more special however, is the fact that it is titled for road use. A total of just 108 F355 Challenge cars were built (18 of which were right hand drive), making them extremely rare, but finding a road legal example, with a US title, is far rarer still (possibly, one of only two such cars in the US and one of only ten worldwide).
This therefore, represents an unparalleled opportunity to purchase not only one of the rarest examples of the last manual transmission, Ferrari Challenge cars, but also a championship-winning one with a superb racing history!
1997 Ferrari F355 Challenge USA:
Driver: Carlos Hank Jr.
Sebring March 15-16, 5th
Texas World Speedway April 26-27, Race one: 1st, Race two: 2nd
Sears Point May 16-17, 1st
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 13-15, 2nd
Lime Rock August 1-2, Race one 2nd, Race two 1st
Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 18-20, 4th
Ferrari Challenge International Finals, Pergusa, Italy November 7-9
Race one 6th, Race two 5th
USA Championship 3rd (1670 pts)
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge USA:
Driver: Carlos Hank Jr.
Lime Rock June 26-27, Race one 1st, Race two 6th
Road Atlanta August 1-2, Race one 4th, Race two 3rd
Pikes Peak September 19-20, 18th
1999 Ferrari F355 Challenge USA:
Color changed to Argento, car number 69
Driver: Christian Briggs
Willow Springs March 5-7, 11th
Sebring March 19-21, 9th
Homestead April 16-18, Race one 19th, Race two 15th, Enduro 3rd
Lime Rock June 25-27, Race one 16th, Race two 14th, Enduro 8th
Road Atlanta August 6-8, Race one 7th, Race two 18th, Enduro 5th
Laguna Seca October 9-10, 15th
USA Championship 10th (tie), Endro 5th
2000 Ferrari F355 Challenge USA:
Driver: Christian Briggs
Homestead April 9, 1st
Pikes Peak April 29, 1st
Road Atlanta May 19, 13th (fastest qualifier 1:34.944/95.551mph)
Road Atlanta May 20, 1st
Road Atlanta May 21, Enduro 11th
Montreal June 18, 6th (F355)
Lime Rock July 14th, 3rd
Road America August 5-6, Race one 1st, Race two 1st
Indianapolis Motor Speedway September 23-24, Race one 2nd (F355), Race two 6th (F355)
USA Championship 1st overall, Enduro 13th overall
World finals Mugello, Italy December 18, 1st
It has just completed a full, engine-out service at a cost of over $19,000 and is consequently ready to enjoy on the road & track immediately!
Please ask for more…
All details about the Ferrari HERE
1 of 108 Challenge cars Championship winner in 1995 and 1996 EX Guitteny
Big race history Challenge Ferrari in 1995 & 1996, French and European GT championship in 1998/2000. French and European Hill climb championship in 2001/2003
Serial number 101046
Recent heavy service,
Commes with 6 extra rims
Road registration in France
A unique and special 1994 Ferrari F355 Challenge car with european street legal title
One of the FIRST – A unique and special 1994 Ferrari F355 Challenge car with european street legal title.
This 355 Challenge was delivered as a Berlinetta to a well known Ferrari Dealer. At that time there was a Challenge KIT available from Ferrari which was bought by the Dealer and mounted according to the Ferrari Cahllenge specifications into the car to race in his own Team. Thats the reason, why this car has a street legal titel. This was possible only in the year 1994, as from 1995/1996 on, Ferrari delivered purely factory made race cars without street legal titles.
The car is from 1994 so one of the first Challenge cars ever.
The car comes with a fresh service from a well known Ferrari Dealer.
This Ferrari has been restored making perhaps best condition 355 CH available anywhere.
Painted in the original Rosso Corsa.
New Paint, new livery graphics (removable if purchaser so desires), new leather dash & new leather trim around the rear window, new alcantara headliner, new Pirelli Trofeo tires, all the interior plastic switches were refinished so as to eliminate any of the so-called “sticky” parts. New Challenge set covers were obtained from Italy, including seat cushions, to restore the seats to new looking condition. A lot of Carbon parts in the interior. An engine-out service & detail was performed, seatbelts restored, new windshield (original windshield had a few pit marks), restored wheels, etc.
This F355CH marks the end of the Enzo Era. There will never be another Ferrari road and track race-car like this. A car you can drive to the track, race and drive home.
Asking price 150.000 EUR
1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge for sale at Ferrari Houston TX
Price is US$ 179.995
More details and pictures HERE
1995 Ferrari 355 Challenge
Direkt link to the sale: http://www.cocmotors.com/carsellers/ferrari-355-challenge/
1994 Ferrari F355 – Challenge
More details and pictures HERE
Race history from 1995 – 1999
1995 Challenge Europa Süd, Team Paolo Jasson und Giorgio Schön
1996 Challenge Europa Süd, Driver: Fabian Peroni
1997 Challenge Europa Süd, Driver: Alberto de Bernardi
1999 World Final Vallelunga, Driver: Vinzenzo Martinez
– street legal since September 1996
– German street registration
– last timing belt change at 50,000 km in November 2015
– roll cage and racing seats has been removed and black leather road interior fitted
Subject to errors and prior sale
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge (road legal)
Details about the car HERE
This is a limited racing car specced for public road use.
As it has never been on any races and has low mileage, it really is in exceptional condition throughout
Sideslip prevention device
Low down body
Combining power and elegance, it is surely a testament to Ferrari’s spectacular success in the racing car industry
BH Auction Japan – 2009 Ferrari 430 GTC
More details about the car and the auction HERE
- ◎Raced in the 2009 FIA GT Championship Series in the GT2 class
- ◎Raced in the Super GT/GT300 class in 2010 and 2012
- ◎3rd place podium finish in the 2011 Super GT Round 3 at Sepang
- ◎In race ready condition
Ferrari F430 GTC took the place of the 360GTC which debuted in 2006. It is built for the FIAGT2 class race. The prestigious Michelotto Automobili was asked by Maranero’s Corse Clienti division to develop this car. Combined with the restrictor, the mid V8 Tipo F136 GT unit reduced the displacement to 3997cc in order to gain the best performance.
Aerodynamics was refined by attaching a rear wing to the body. In their first race in 2006 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, due to a wheel nut trouble they finished 11th. Still they were able to show that the car had the potential to win in this class. Later they won the opening race at the Europe Le Man Series and FIGAT championship
The car won various titles after this. The car won the FIAGT2 Manufacturers Cup and the Drivers title in 2006 and 2007, FIAGT2 drivers title in 2008, American Le Man GT2 series Manufacturers Cup in 2007 and Le Man LMGT-2 class in 2008. The car put up for auction was produced in 2009 and its chassis number is “F131EVOGTC2640”.
The Ferrari works, AF Corse, raced this car under the name of PecomRacing at the FIAGT Championship GT2 class. It was the 3rd F430GTC that they raced and it was driven by the Argentine Matthis Russo and Luis Perez Companc. It finished 12th in the Tourist Trophy, 10th at the Algarve, and 12th at the Circuit Paul Ricard. In 2010, the Japanese LMP Motor Sports purchased the car. The team owner Yutaka Yamagishi and Hiroshi Koizumi raced in the SUPERGT Series, GT300 class as “NAC Eisei COM LMP Ferrari”. In the 6th race, they finished 7th with a team ranking of 13th.
In 2011, in collaboration with the animation “Shinryaku! Ika Musme”, they rapped the car with Ika Musume design, and entered as “PACIFICNAC Ika Musume Ferrari”. As Hideki Yamauchi as the new driver, they finished 4th in the qualifier at the opening series, Okayama International, and 2nd for the Super Lap. For the race they finished 5th.
At the 3rd race, at Sepang International Circuit, they finished 3rd and in the 6th race, at Fuji they finished 7th. The team ranking remained the same as previous year at 13th but they left a strong impression.
In 2012, with Takuto Iguchi and Yamagishi as drivers, they continued to race as “PACIFICNAC Ika Musume Ferrari”, but their best finish being 7th at the fifth race at Suzuka 1000km and team ranking 18th, it proved to be the last year that F430GTC#2640 raced.The F430GTC is the epitome of the Ferrari GT Racer of the 2000s, and considered a success. #2640 had success in Europe and Japan and is still in ready-to-race condition. Of the only 53 F430GTC that was produced, it has a unique history. The F430 GTC, a Ferrari GT racer representing the 2000’s and said to be a successful work, was active in the European and Japanese race scenes. Furthermore, # 2640, is still in excellent “ready to race” condition. You can say this is one of the F430 GTCs, which is said to have produced 24 units, with an unusual history, created by Michelott’s own hands. It also holds a qualification for participation in the Ferrari Club Competizione GT, which has been attracting attention in recent years.
2003 F430 GTC Evo
2006 430 GT2 for sale in France
– 2006 Ferrari F430 GT2 – Chassis 2450…
This Ferrari F430 GT2 has a huge racing history. It was raced in:
– 2006 FIA GT driven by Peter Kutemann, Antoine Gosse and JP Malcher
– 2007 Le Mans Series
– 2008 Le Mans Series, 24h du Mans (4th in its category)
– Various races in 2009 (Winter Series, Le Mans Series), 2010 and 2011
(full racing history is available upon request).
This F430 GT2 was in the same ownership since new and was raced and serviced by JMB.
The engine has been overhauled by Michelotto in November 2012 and a shakedown has been completed two weeks later. The car never raced since.
This F430 GT2 is for sale with a spare engine and some spare parts.
2007 Ferrari F430
All details and more photos HERE
The Ferrari F430 Challenge is a production-based race car built by Ferrari. The car is directly based on the standard F430 and uses the same 4.3L V8 engine. It was introduced at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show to supersede the Ferrari 360 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge and the Rolex Sports Car racing series.
The F430 Challenge is a non-road legal variant of the road-going Ferrari F430, it has been extensively modified by Ferrari to boost its on circuit performance with extensive weight reduction and suspension changes. Just like in previous Ferrari Challenge cars the engine has largely remained the same as on the production road cars except for some enhanced breathing by means of a racing exhaust system and some engine management tweaks and fine blueprinting. Furthermore the body styling has received very few styling changes with the Formula One inspired single central nut (slick shod) BBS wheels hiding enormous carbon brakes.
The transmission is derived from Ferrari’s Formula One program, and offers the same 150 ms shift times as in the standard Ferrari F430 with no option of a manual H-gate gearshift. Fifth and sixth gears have been tweaked, as well as the final drive ratio, specifically for the Challenge car. Weight saving efforts have affected all areas of the car, the most noticeable of which being the cockpit. Inside, the F430 Challenge has no carpets or sound deadening, no stereo, and the standard leather seats have been replaced with ultra light FIA approved carbon racing seats. A lifeline snap off boss allows the Alcantara steering wheel to be removed from the car to aid entry and exit to the cockpit. The race wheel replacing the standard cars airbag equipped road car wheel. It also has buttons for pit radio, and for interfacing with the digital instrument display. A full roll cage and 6 point racing harnesses are also present in the cockpit along with super light carbon door panels and Lexan front, side and rear windows replacing all road car glass. The characteristics of the car have been retained from the standard gearbox’s “Race” mode. Traction control is permanently disengaged, along with the stability system. The car does retain ABS and ASR though. The racing modifications are present in most all of the components, with the E-Differential being replaced by a mechanical one, and the suspension settings modified for racing.
The engine is the same 90° 4.3 litre V8 as in the standard F430. The output remains the same at 483 hp (360 kW), as well as the torque at 343 lb?ft (465 N?m). The engine is equipped with Double Overhead Camshafts and contains 4 valves per cylinder. The engine is, and always has been, naturally aspirated. The engine is mounted behind the cockpit, and faces longitudinally (along the length of the car).
The transmission is the 6-speed, paddle operated, sequential manual found in the F430. The transmission uses Formula One technology and can shift gears in 150 ms. The brakes use carbon ceramic material, which is very resistant to brake fade. Both front and rear suspension use double wishbones and anti-roll bars. The exhaust system is updated for the Challenge car, placing the outlet ports higher in the back of the car. The back also includes a new grille to help with drawing heat out of the engine.(0-100 in 2.89 second, top speed 350 kmh/h)
This particular F430 Challenge was delivered to its first French owner through Charles Pozzi (France) in February 2007.
Options fitted to this car:
– Driver seat size XL/L
– 430 CH pass. seat kit XL/L
2 sets of extra wheels are included, see picture number 22.
Production was limited to just 142 cars over the 2007 to 2010 production period. It is estimated that more than half these race cars have been written off during the various Ferrari Challenge series around the world. This means that approximately 50 (or less) would be in existence today.
Ferrari F430 GT3
All details and more pictures HERE
Ferrari 430 GT3 SC18 – 1 of 25 cars produced. Bought from Kessel racing in 2014, Full body respray in 2018. Vehicle history below;
2006 – 2008 – Ferrari Challenge Europe
2009 – Italian GT Championship winner
2010 – GT open championship
2012 – Blancpain GT series
2014- 2020 – 5 GT races in South Africa and track days
Ferrari F430 GT3
Details and more pictures HERE
Ferrari F430 GT3 prepared by Kessel. 152955#6
54 cars produced in F430 GT3 specification including 14 modified in F430 GT3 Scuderia spec.
The car did the 2 seasons in Team Sport Garage.
She did the FIA GT / FFSA GT French championship in 2007 and 2008 and the 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps in 2007 and 2008.
To date this Ferrari 430 GT3 is eligible for the following championships:
– Club GT Competitzioni
– Classic Spa
– Tourism Endurance Trophy
– Master Endurance Legend
Complete restoration in 2019 put in its configuration of the 24 Hours of SPA.
Ferrari F430 GT3 for sale in Germany
Talk about the car HERE at the board
The Ferrari F 430 Challenge Trasformata GT3 has been delivered by Ferrari to
Ferrari F430 GT2
Direct link to ClassicDriver
This Ferrari F430 GT2 #2480 only raced into one meeting, during Interlagos 2007 meeting. This car was raced and serviced by JMB Racing team. She has never been crashed and she stayed after that in museum.
#2480 has been prepared and overhauled in 2018 by Michelotto (file available upon request).
Eligible in the Global Endurance Legends (Peter Auto) and Aston Martin Endurance Racing Legends (Masters Historic Racing).
Ferrari 458 GT3
Probably the nicest and most sexy looking car in the history of the Ferrari 458 GT3
Work in progress by Corse e Strada
Details & description
“The Ferrari 458 GT3 proved to be the perfect car for the GT3 class: easy to drive, simplicity of maintenance, and low running cost made it the preferred GT3 vehicle for gentlemen drivers around the world” (Cristiano Michelotto, 2019)
The GT3 class of race cars was conceived for gentlemen drivers. The priority of this project was to keep costs down while ensuring ease of maintenance and drivability. With this in mind, Michelotto engineers took the Ferrari 458 Challenge car and studied ways of boosting its potential and, at the same time, improving its reliability for endurance racing. The aerodynamics were altered to generate more downforce, it was fitted with bigger tires to improve grip, the carbon ceramic brake discs were replaced with cast iron ones and a new electronically actuated sequential gearbox was installed. The result was a slightly heavier and more powerful car than the GT2 but with an engine more akin to the road-going version, to the benefit of less experienced drivers. Indeed, the Ferrari 458 GT3 driven by private drivers has won just about everything, most notably the FIA GT3 already in the first year, 2011, the 24H of Daytona in 2014 and two IMSA Championships. With the Ferrari 458 GT3, Michelotto took its biggest step forward in terms of output, producing on average two custom-built cars a week for a total of 107 units, and also expanded towards new markets such as Asia and Australia. It comes as no surprise that the Ferrari 458 GT3 holds the record for the number of titles won.
This car, the chassis F142 GT3 *3610* was produced in December 2014 and was the 3rd last 458 GT3 coming off the assembly line at Michelotto in Padova before this extremely succesful car was replaced by its successor in 20154-2016, the Ferrari 488 GT cars.
In 2015, MOMO as a highly reputated company in the racing world, announced its 3 year partnership to become a major partner/sponsor for the US-based Pirelli World Challenge championship. The cars where run by US based team NGT, which launched on internet a competition where enthousiastic fans could enter proposals of livery designs based around MOMO. The winning design resulted in probably the nicest and most sexy looking car in the 458 GT3 history. See it yourself in this MOVIE.
In 2015, this MOMO Ferrari 458 GT3 car was entered in the Pirelli World Challenge. In 2017 won the series with an impressive 9 wins in 10 races (driver : Henrique Cisneros). The car has been raced at Laguna Seca in October 2015 by Alessandro Pier Guidi, currently factory driver for Ferrari in the WEC and winning together with James Callado the 2017 LMGTE Pro class of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari 488 GTE.
After having crashed in the USA, Corse E Strada bought the car in 2019. At Michelotto, a complete new car was (re)built in 2020, resulting in a 0 km, latest spec and sexiest looking 458 GT3 car ever.
Ferrari 458 GT3 for sale in GB
RossoVerde Racing Team Parts inventory sale
As part of an end of season re-organisation of the team at its headquarters in the UK , RossoVerde is offering for sale its surplus stock of parts for the F360 and F430 models, in both Challenge and GT3 format. The current RossoVerde F458 is being prepared and campaigned in Australia. A basic website has been created with photos, prices, part numbers…, and descriptions of the new and used parts, mostly genuine Ferrari and Kessel.
- Very successful car with Peter Kox, Matteo Malucelli, J.Pisarik, J.Jirik
- Winning car 24h Barcelona in 2014
- Champion Ferrari Racing Series Germany in 2019
- New Chassis in 2016
- Chassis 6000km, Engine 7600 km, Gearbox 1100 km
- Big package of spare parts
- 4 set of wheels
- Ready to race with German DMSB Pass
Ferrari 488 GT3 with Aero Specification
All details and more pictures HERE
Chassis Number: F142MGT34218
This car has always been serviced by Michelotto for everything and run strictly to their recommended mileages. It’s a great car. £40k has just been spent on it back at Michelotto for brand new exhaust manifolds and engine ancillaries etc.
The new gearbox in the car only has 4000kms on it and the engine was last (major) serviced at Michelotto at 15563kms total and has covered 8915km since then, so has minimum 6000kms left before next rebuild is required. It also has a £10k carbon clutch installed.
All of it’s history is fully documented.
CONTACT MIKE WALTERS ON +44 7970 736644 OR EMAIL MIKE@RACECARSDIRECT.COM
2016 Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO
All pictures and more pictures HERE
MAGNIFICENT 488GT3 READY TO RUN FOR ANY SEASON AND MORE
1 OWNER FULL HISTORICAL MONITORING ENGINE REVISION ENGINE GEARBOX CLUTCH CARBON ,TURBOS 3500KM
BODY CHASSIS ORIGIN UNACCIDENTAL FOLLOWED BY RINALDI AND GREAT REVISION AT MICHELOTTO WITH INVOICE
LOTS OF SPARE PARTS RIMS ECT. KIT EVOLUTION 2018<br />CAMERA ARR / EXTENTION DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM,/TYRE PRESSURE AND TEMPERATUREMONITORING / STEEL WHEEL NUTS /KATALYST EXHAUST SYSTEM , KIT 24H
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MAGNIFIQUE 488GT3 PRÊTE A COURIR POUR TOUTE UNE SAISON ET PLUS
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2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello GT1
All details about the car www.fiskens.com
- 1 of 2 cars built by Italtecnica for Team Rafanelli for the 2001 FIA GT Championship and driven by Naspetti and ‘Schiattarella with solid results including leading the Spa 24 Hours
- Reworked by JAS Engineering and sponsored by Red Bull for the 2002 Season, driven by Riccitelli and the legendary Dieter Quester
- Run by JMB Racing in 2003 and driven by Terrien, Derichebourg and Pescatori in FIA GT with overall wins in the Italian GT Series
- Finally competed in 2004 with multiple wins, ending its period career with a win for Case and Toto Wolff
- An important contemporary racing Ferrari eligible for the Global Endurance Racing Legends Series and the Masters Endurance Legend Series
The Ferrari 550 Maranello marked a return to the ‘traditional’ Ferrari values set by the iconic Daytona in the 1960s, albeit with 100bhp extra to spare. The forward positioned V12 could produce 485bhp at 7,000rpm, so unsurprisingly privateers were quick to develop them for track use.
This 550 was one of only 2 cars built by Italtecnica for Team Rafanelli for the 2001 FIA GT Championship. Run by the rambunctious Gabriele Rafanelli, the team of Naspetti and Schiattarella campaigned this car at 500km of Monza, Spa 24 Hours, 3 Hours of Brno and 3 hours of Silverstone, before it passed to JAS Motorsport who reworked it for the 2002 season with sponsorship from Red Bull.Drivers for the 2002 seasons included Riccitelli and the indomitable Dieter Quester.
Successes continued in 2003 with JMB racing, these included victories in the Italian GT Championships in both 2003 and 2004 with drivers including Terrien, Derichebourg, Pescatori and Toto Wolff. #11581 has been consistently campaigned ever since, and recently benefited from gentle restoration and cosmetic overhaul to return it to its eye-catching 2002 Red Bull livery. An exciting opportunity to acquire one of Ferrari’s greatest modern creations, eligible for the Global Endurance Racing Legends Series and the Masters Endurance Legend Series.
All details and more pictures HERE
Here we present collectors with the very rare opportunity to acquire the car that bookends the V12 racing history of Ferrari, and from its original and sole owner no less! This very rare racing GT Ferrari is in fantastic condition and would make a wonderful addition to any serious collection of the marque’s cars, of racing cars in general or someone looking for a competitive car in a variety of series on both sides of the Atlantic.
The origins of the Ferrari 575 GTC can be traced back to the late 1990s when Stephane Ratel, a co-founder of the legendary BPR Global GT Series, yearned to see Ferrari produce a true GT race car to join his burgeoning FIA GT Championship. One issue with previous regulations in GT racing was that in order for a car to be eligible, the manufacturer had to produce the cars. However Ratel finally managed to persuade the FIA to change this rule so that tuners could build racing versions of a road car with or without a manufacturerʼs involvement.
In 2000 he founded Grande Tourisme Racing Development Ltd (GTRD) to commission Italtecnica to build a racing variant of the 550 Maranello. Four orders were placed, but reliability issues plagued the cars, so it was not the glorious debut Ratel envisaged. Frederic Dor had placed an order but being unhappy with the early results he cancelled and asked Prodrive to develop a car. Their 550 GTS enjoyed much success including class victories at Le Mans, plus the 2003/4 FIA GT Championship for Teams and Drivers, although in effect its resources were similar to a major works effort.
Encouraged, in early 2003 Ferrariʼs Corse Clienti department announced they would produce their own car in collaboration with N.Technology, to be called the 575 GTC. The new car was specifically aimed at the gentleman GT racer, so as with the legendary 365 GTB/4 Competizione ʻDaytonaʼ, there never was a works team. The car was to be based on the new 575M road car, sporting a 6-litre 65 degree V12 tuned to produce 605bhp on FIA restrictors, which transferred power through a 6-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox.
Proving its calibre the new 575 GTC won straight out of the box in the FIA GT round at Estoril driven by Philip Peter and Fabio Babini. The 575 GTCs went on to be raced in the American Le Mans Series, FIA GT & Italian GT Championships, plus in the Sebring 12 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and of course the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Whilst they didnʼt accumulate the same level of success as Prodriveʼs 550, which was not endorsed by Ferrari, the 575 GTC did prove to be as quick when in the right hands, taking outright victories in both FIA & Italian GT, plus and a number of podiums in both championships, along with a class podium in the 12 Hours of Sebring and 2nd overall in the Spa 24 Hours. Of course this disparity in results against the Prodrive cars was in the most part because the 575 was aimed at gentleman drivers, whereas the Prodrive cars were often driven by professionals. The results donʼt really show how closely matched the cars actually were.
In many ways it could be said it was a descendant of the iconic Group 4 ʻDaytonaʼ. What is of great historical significance is the fact that the 575 GTC is the last front- engined V12 Ferrari racing car, bookending a tremendously significant and popular chapter in Ferrariʼs racing history. In all just twelve examples were built, making it one of the rarest GT racing Ferraris of all time.
Chassis 2224 was delivered to Antonin Herbeck of the Czech Republic ahead of the 2005 season. In fact it was the very last 575 GTC built, so is known as an ʻEvoluzioneʼ. Herbeck created his own team, called Rock Media Motors, to run the car and elected to contest the 2005 CSAI Italian GT Championship. Herbeck enlisted the services of Italian ex-F1 and Champ Car driver Andrea Montermini, who by 2005 had spent many years in endurance racing.
The season featured seven rounds, each with two races, at Imola, Misano, Vallelunga, Monza, Hungaroring, Magione and Mugello. Interestingly only qualifying occurred for the first round, with the races being cancelled due to the death of the Pope John Paul II. The GT1 class that year was hotly contested and the Rock Media duo managed to qualify inside the top ten six times across the season including a pole position and a 2nd on the grid, finishing inside the top ten three times. Not a bad performance at all considering Herbeck was in only his second season of racing! Rock Media also contested their home round of the FIA GT Championship, the ʻBrno Supercar 500ʼ, with 2224 in June where they finished 10th overall.
Throughout the year 2224 received various upgrades as they became available including suspension parts and a new rear wing. Herbeck contested Round 1 of the 2006 Italian GT Championship at Imola with Richard Lietz as co-driver, where 2224 was painted yellow. Following this it was retired to Rock Media Motors collection because the Pagani Zonda GR Herbeck has since become so well known for racing across eastern Europe had been readied. Whilst its racing history may not feature major international events like some other 575 GTCs, 2224 has the unique distinction of being the very last front-engined and also the last V12 racing car built and sold by Ferrari (since the FXX and XXK cars were track specials only, never homologated for racing). This car effectively heralds the end of a competitive chapter that defined the marque from the very beginning and its significance is not to be underestimated. Indeed the V12 configuration was one that defined Ferrariʼs image during the 1950s-1970s which were arguably the marqueʼs most significant decades for endurance racing.
2224 has been well maintained since its retirement, and will be sold in good working order and with a new safety fuell cell. The car presents in fantastic condition and includes various spares, including a complete second engine, in itself a very rare item indeed. The engine that is fitted to the car has around 6 hours running time, whilst the spare is rebuilt. The car is eligible for a variety of series including Peter Auto’s Endurance Racing Legends, Masters Endurance Legends, the Challenge and GT Days and Ferrari’s Club Competizione GT.
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.
Photos by bingosports.com
1989 Ferrari F40 JGTC
Details and more pictures HERE at Classic Driver
An exciting opportunity to acquire the Taisan Japanese GT race winning Ferrari F40.
Ready to use and still road registered this 1990’s GT car is well documented in various Ferrari racing annuals
When the Japan GT Championship started in 1994, Team TAISAN surprised the racing community when they entered a Ferrari F40 to the series. Influenced by the car’s success in the Italian GT Championship, Team TAISAN purchased a street-legal F40 (S/N: ZFFG134B000080780). Starting from a totally stock F40, the team made modifications and improvements during the season and for each race. The team also invited Oscar Larrauri, winner of the Italian GT Championship and former F1 driver to drive for Team TAISAN. In Round 5 at Mine Circuit, Oscar Larrauri was paired up with Tetsuya Ota and they sensationally captured the race win.
At each round of the race, the F40 was modified, troubleshooting whatever came up during the previous race. Although the F120A V8 unit which made 478ps/577nm of power and torque was untouched, they installed a one-off straight exhaust pipe for better response (the car is now installed with a silencer). Most of the modifications were done to its chassis and aerodynamics. The front clam shell was widened by 5mm on each side which the team considered as their original F40LM spec front cowl. The rear wing was also changed to a custom adjustable rear wing.
For the car’s suspension, the team installed uniball mounts from the F40LM car and the wheels were changed to a set of light-weight magnesium wheels from OZ Racing to reduce unsprung weight. The front roll bar which came on the stock F40 was reinforced and other modifications were made as they raced in the series.
This car is listed as a JGTC spec race car, however no drastic changes were made and the car is still a street-legal Ferrari F40. The original engine which the team raced with has been replaced but the car remains road registered. Maintained in good original condition, the car runs well and would be an exciting road car or could also be used in historic racing such as the GT90’s series or Endurance Legends series where it is sure to turn heads. The exterior remains unchanged from the car’s racing years and is complete with its period livery.
One of the last true GT cars that can be driven to the track, raced and driven home again…
2004 Maserati MC12 GT1
The Maserati MC12 (Tipo M144S) was built as a limited production two-seater sports car to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. The car entered production in 2004, with 25 road cars produced. A further 25 were produced in 2005, making a total of 50 cars available for customers. With the addition of 12 cars produced for racing, only a total of 62 of these cars were ever produced.Maserati, at that time owned by Ferrari, designed and built the car on the chassis of the Enzo Ferrari, but the final car is much larger and has a lower drag coefficient. The MC12 is longer, wider and taller and has a sharper nose and smoother curves than the Enzo Ferrari.The MC12 was developed to signal Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years. The road version was produced to homologate the race version. One requirement for participation in the FIA GT was the production of at least 25 road cars.Specific history of this car:
This MC12 GT1, chassis 003, and its sister car, 006, were Maserati’s lead cars for the 2004 FIA GT Championship and were run with full factory support under the AF Corse banner.Established by Amato Ferrari in 1995, the Piacenza, Italy-based AF Corse team has maintained a close relationship with the Ferrari and Maserati factories. In fact, AF Corse aided Maserati in early testing and development of the MC12 GT1, and it was their cars – 003 and 006 – that reintroduced Maserati to the world’s stage at Imola in September 2004. For 2005, Maserati decided to take its MC12 GT1 racing in the American Le Mans Series, or ALMS, and enlisted the Risi Competizione team of Giuseppe Risi to run the cars. Again, the MC12s exceeded the ACO’s length and width limitations. Despite again not being eligible for championship points and having to run with a weight penalty, Maserati decided that the US market was too important to ignore, and it ran 003 as the sole factory entry for the 10-round 2005 season. Following a remarkable 5th position at the famous 12 Hours of Sebring, 003 served as a proud representative for the Modenese marque, regularly placing on the podium throughout the 2005 ALMS season. Based on the foundations of the initial factory cars 003 and 006, MC12 GT1s continued to be campaigned by privateers until at least 2010, winning 40 of the 94 races that they entered. Between 2004 and 2010, MC12 GT1s captured six team titles, six drivers championships, and two constructors crowns, making the MC12 GT1 one of the most successful models running in GT and GT1 competition in that era. An integral part of the MC12 GT1 project, 003 was run as a factory entrant for the
entirety of its racing career, having been part of both the 2004 FIA GT1 effort and the sole entry in Maserati’s assault on the ALMS for 2005. This 600 hp V-12 warrior has been driven by accomplished racers including Johnny Herbert, Mika Salo, Fabrizio de Simone, and Andrea Bertolini.Chassis 003 is the most original and complete example of the 12 MC12 GT1’s. After the car finished the 2005 ALMS season it was taken back to Risi Compitizione where it was then acquired by a collector who wanted to preserve the car completely as it had raced. It has everything from the suspension setting notes still on the car all the way down to the over temp stickers still attached. The car has been recently inspected and has been found to be in a remarkable condition. All checks went well including a compression test on the motor. Racing history:
2004 FIA GT Championship, race number 34. Campaigned by AF Corse:
5.9.2004, FIA GT, Imola, Herbert / de Simone, 3rd
19.9.2004, FIA GT, Oschersleben, Herbert / de Simone, 8th
8.10.2004, FIA GT, Dubai, de Simone / Herbert, 2nd
14.11. 2004, FIA GT, Zhuhai, Herbert / de Simone, 2nd
2005 American Le Mans Series, race number 35. Campaigned by Maserati Corse:
19.3.2005, Sebring 12 Hours, Bertolini / de Simone / Babini, 5th
17.4.2005, ALMS, Road Atlanta, Bertolini / de Simone, 4th
22.5.2005, ALMS, Mid-Ohio, Bertolini / de Simone, 4th
4.7.2005, ALMS, Lime Rock, Bertolini / Babini, 4th
17.7.2005, ALMS, Sonoma, Bertolini / de Simone, 4th
30.7.2005, ALMS, Portland, de Simone / Salo, 4th
21.8.2005, ALMS, Road America, Bertolini / de Simone, 4th
4.9.2005, ALMS, Mosport, Bertolini / de Simone, 3rd
1.10.2005, Petit Le Mans, Bertolini / Babini / de Simone, 3rd
16.10.2005, Laguna Seca 4 hours, Bertolini / de Simone, 3rd