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“No Reserve” – Interested? All details and more pictures soon HERE at RM Sothebys Auction
For sale – 1994 Ferrari 348 GT Competizione ex P. Andersen
- One of 11 built 348 GT Competizione
- Michelotto hand built Racing Car
- One of three cars with period racing history
- One owner from new Mr. P. Andersen
- extremely well documented
- Eligible for the Ferrari Club Competizione GT, Challenge and GT Days, Endurance Legends,…
Chassis number #98226 is one of 11 cars being hand built by Michelotto in Padua (nine 348 GTCs and two 348 GT LM).
Interested? Please ask for more HERE at ClassicDriver
The 348 GT Competizione was a model designed specifically for the GT Championship on the 348 GTB platform. The car was radically lightened by eliminating all and any comfort-oriented features, including air-conditioning and mats. Its dry weight was 1180 kg complete with all of the safety equipment sported by the 348 Challenge version.
The transmission had a short 25/27 gear ratio and a racing clutch with reinforced discs. The brakes were derived from the F 40 Evoluzione with no ABS, but larger discs and calipers.Even the suspension was modified for racing with rigid rose joints, competition-ready dampers and springs. The standard car’s 17” wheels were replaced by 18” ones with 239/635/18 tyres to the front and 265/645/18 to the rear. There was no great difference, however, in the engine, aside from the free flow exhaust.
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.
RM Sotheby’s Auction Paris – 1994 Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione
More details and pictures HERE at RM Sotheby’s Auction PARIS – 13. February 2021
Chassis No. ZFFUA35B000099107
Engine No. 36463
- One of only eleven examples built by Michelotto
- Never raced, only used for non-competitive track-days
- Just under €18,000 spent on a gearbox rebuild and new timing belts in 2019
- Le Mans Classic Eligible
Looking to fit the needs of a handful of privateer racers, Ferrari and Michelotto built a series of eleven race-prepared Ferrari 348s over the course of 1993 and 1994. Dubbed the 348 GT Michelotto Competizione, these were ready to be campaigned at the highest levels of motorsport, including the 24 Hours races at both Le Mans and Daytona. Hand built by Michelotto at their facilities in Padua, these cars boasted a number of significant upgrades over their road-going siblings.
Most notably, their engines were rated at 360 bhp after receiving reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 half shafts. To haul in all this performance, new Brembo 15-inch cross-drilled were fitted, along with wider five-spoke magnesium wheels. For the suspension, Michelotto designed a system utilizing Koni dampers and revised geometry to reduce dive, and also worked to strengthen the rigidity of the suspension and chassis. Lexan replaced the glass rear window and lightweight alloy panels were utilized for the front lid and engine cover. Carbon composite was utilized for the undertray, doors, bumpers, and was also utilized for supplementary air ducts that were fitted to cool the rear brakes.
Delivered new to Shelton Sports Cars of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, what was then Ferrari’s largest factory-authorized dealership in the state, chassis number 99107 was one of just four 348 GT Michelotto Competiziones to be delivered to the United States. In order to comply with U.S. FIA regulations, the car was special-ordered with a fire-extinguisher system and Momo racing seats. Passing through two private owners, during which time it was shown at Concorso Italiano in 1997, the car was later acquired by John O’Quinn and was subsequently shipped to Texas, where it remained with his large private collection.
Following Mr. O’Quinn’s death, his collection was sold by RM Sotheby’s and this Ferrari was purchased by the consignor at auction in 2010. At that time, the car had only been driven 2,685 km from new, never having been raced and only driven on the track in non-competitive track days. Subsequently exported to Germany, the car has continued to only be used seldomly for non-competitive track days and has covered roughly 1,000 km with the consignor, and the odometer is currently showing 3,503 km from new at the time of cataloging. In February of 2019, the car received a gearbox rebuild and the timing belts were replaced at Formula GT/Peter Praller in Munich, Germany.
Eligible for a handful of historic racing events, including Le Mans Classic, Michelotto’s competition-bred Ferraris are truly amongst the most desirable cars to bear the Scuderia’s Cavallino Rampante. Never raced and seldom used throughout its life, following a recent service this example would be a thrill to experience behind the wheel at speed.
Ferrari 348 Challenge TB – Raced in the German Series, ex ART Car
All details about the car an more pictures HERE at Classic Driver
Price EUR 119.000,–
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.
Please ask for more details…
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.
F355 Challenge Evoluzione in Concours Condition – Street Legal – Best of the Best
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power
Interested? More details and pictures HERE at ClassicDriver
Only in 1998 built, last EVO stage
First Registration: 07.04.1998
Racecar: yes and street legal
KMs: around 15.000 (original)
Colour outside: red (Rosso Corsa)
Colour inside: black
Seats : 2 (orig.)
1 of 72 orig. Ferrari F355 challenge factory race cars with race history, street legal ( first reg. 07.04.1998), unique !
Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
orig. technical passport DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
german registration certificate
1998/1999 European Ferrari Challenge Championship (Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)
Full restauration outside and inside, top car, condition range 1, Concour Condition
Red primer, no stone chips
Only orig. leather from Maranello factory
Total original condition (like new or better)
Gearbox cooler and orig. fire-extinguishing system working
Orig. stickers as in the technical passport
Orig. signature from the Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Engine & Gearbox overhauled, all seals and gaskets new !
Engine & Gearbox have matching numbers, no replacements
Suspension measurement done (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Car was 1998 introduced in AMS magazin (magazin and press photos existing)
Historical photos and cups existing
Located in Austria
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power
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Nur in 1998 gebaut, letzte Ausbaustufe
Kilometerstand: 14588 km (original)
Aussenfarbe: Rosso Corsa
Zahl der Sitze: 2, original
1 von 72 orig. Werksrennwagen mit Renngeschichte und mit Straßenzulassung ( EZ 07.04.1998), einmalig !
Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
Servicemappe vollständig vorhanden
orig. Wagenpass DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
dt. Fahrzeugbrief vorhanden
1998/1999 Ferrari Challenge Europameisterschaft (Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)
Vollrestauration Innen und Außen, Spitzenfahrzeug Zustand 1 (new or better than new), Concour Condition
Grundierung rot, keine Steinschläge
Nur original Leder aus Maranello
Auto in völlig orig. Zustand (Neuzustand)
Getriebeölkühler, orig. Feuerlöschsystem funktionsfähig
Alle Aufkleber orig. wie im Wagenpass
Orig. Unterschrift Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Motor/Getriebe überholt, alle Dichtungen neu !
Motor und Getriebe original, kein Tausch!
Fahrwerk neu vermessen (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Fahrzeug wurde 1998 (Ausgabe 9/1998) in der AMS vorgestellt (Magazin und Pressefotos vorhanden)
Historische Fotos/Pokale vorhanden
Artcurial Auction Paris – 1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge
Estimation 140,000 – 180,000 €
5. Februar 2021 – All details about the auction HERE at artcurial.com
French title, Chassis n° ZFFPA41B000101338
– Continuous history and same owner for last 21 years
– Genuine ” competition-client “
– Just 18 700 km
– Ex Frederico Fritz d’Orey, Ex Maxime Bochet
This F355 Challenge, first registered on 2 March 1995, is one of 109 examples of the F129 AB version intended to compete in the championship set up by Ferrari in 1993 for the 348 Challenge. This French car was delivered new to the Ferrari dealer Daverat in Bayonne for Maxime Bochet, a driver from Pao, who used it to compete with good results in the Ferrari Challenge for three seasons.
The car was then sold in 1997 to Frederico ” Fritz ” d’Orey, the former Brazilian driver who made a name for himself in Formula Junior and also raced a Maserati 250 F in Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was during his ownership that the rare 1998 Season Kit was installed by Pozzi, improving the car’s performance. Unfortunately, health problems prevented ” Fritz ” from enjoying the Ferrari and two years later, having completed just a few laps on the circuit, he sold the F355 Challenge to the current owner, when the mileage was 9 200 km. The current owner, a gentleman driver, put the car to good use and took part notably in a round of the GT FIA Championship at Magny Cours in 2000.
For the last few years, the car has only been driven on the track for club outings and training sessions. Superb in its ” Rosso Corsa ” livery, the current mileage is just 18 750 km and the car remains in its original Challenge F355 configuration. The cockpit is fitted with a sturdy roll-cage and two bucket seats with six-point OMP harnesses. Beneath the lightweight aluminium bonnet, the V8 remains capable of delivering nearly 400 bhp, at a screaming 8250 rpm. Lovingly looked after, our example has benefitted from regular maintenance carried out by the owner’s mechanic. Very recently, the wheels have been repainted and the windscreen replaced. The extensive folder with the car includes copies of old registration documents, invoices, MOTs and technical manuals.
Our example comes with a large supply of spares, details of which are available on request, and these can be collected from the owner’s home. After a major service that includes the fitting of new timing belts and four new tyres, our ” Challenge “, complete with transparent history, will be ready to take to the track once more. It offers a unique opportunity to drive a powerful ” competition client ” either on the road or the track. In short, the best of both worlds.
Ferrari F355 Challenge with street license. Perfect track day car
All details and more pictures HERE at Classics.se
Exterior: This Ferrari F355 Challenge has been repainted one time and today is very nice with the original sticker kit for the model. It has never been off the track or the road and no body panels have been replaced or repaired. There are various sets of wheels for the Ferrari 355 Challenge available.
Interior: Inside the Ferrari F355 Challenge, you find a few small changes from the original. Since this car also has a registration, you can also drive it on the street. A handbrake had to be fitted on the same place that you would find it on a regular F355.
Drive to and from the racetrack
Engine: The Ferrari F355 Challenge was built for the track. And this car has travelled 20,000km from new. All service work has been carried out by the owner and oil changes have been made after every race. Belts and other parts have been replaced several times over the years. Belts have limited lifetime on a Ferrari so next owner should be prepared to change before taking the car to the racetrack again. Clutch and gearbox are in perfect order.
History: There were a few small changes made to the Ferrari F355 Challenge to get this car registered for the street. But, all the original parts are with the car and it is very easy to make it all original again. During this time, it was possible to buy a kit to convert your F355 to a challenge car. However, this is an authentic F355 Challenge race car. There were 108 cars like this produced in total. The fact that this race car has a street registration makes it a perfect track day car. Just go and have fun on the track. Or if you live in a remote area like Sweden, you can take it out on the road any time.
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.
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 355 Challenge
Direkt link to the sale: http://www.cocmotors.com/carsellers/ferrari-355-challenge/
Ferrari F355 Challenge -Winner Car Ferrari Mondiali 1999
More details and pictures HERE
We offer a very rare Ferrari F355 Challenge which was winner of the 1999 Ferrari Mondiale Vallelunga and with incredible racing history
• Only 1 of 108 Challenge 355 models made
• Raced in the Ferrari Challenge Italy 1995-1999
• 10 race wins and 14 additional podium places
• Winner of Ferrari Mondiale Vallelunga 1999
• Road legal
• Registered in Germany
In 1995, Ferrari introduced the F355 Challenge for use specifically in the ‘Ferrari Challenge’, a one-make race series that had been created in 1993, initially for owners of the 348 Berlinetta. For the F355 Challenge, Ferrari made available a kit of racing parts (costing some €30,000), which would be supplied to authorised dealers for fitting to customers’ standard road-going F355s. Alternatively, Challenge cars could be ordered fully finished from the factory.
The Challenge model’s additions/modifications included a lightweight exhaust system; competition steering wheel; rear wing; competition clutch; Brembo 14″ brakes (F40 type); Speedline 18″ magnesium-alloy wheels; Pirelli racing slicks; solid suspension bushes and competition springs; brake cooling ducts at front and rear; upgraded radiator cooling fans; manual fan control; a roll cage; and all the usual safety equipment. No engine tuning was allowed (the engines were sealed) apart from that achieved by using the kit exhaust. In total, 108 F355 Challenge models were produced before the Ferrari Challenge series switched to the F360 in 2000.
Driven by Beppe Schenetti, this example raced in the Ferrari F355 Challenge Italy every season from 1995 to 1999 inclusive, winning the championship in ’95. Schenetti won two of that season’s four rounds and finished 2nd in the other two to clinch the title. By the time this car retired from active competition when the F355 Challenge came to an end at the 1999 season’s conclusion, Schenetti had added a further eight wins and 12 podium places to the total, making it one of the most successful racing Ferraris of all time! Appropriately enough, he crowned this magnificent achievement with victory in the Challenge’s final ever round: the World Final at Vallelunga in 1999 (full racing history available).
In 2017, this car underwent a mechanical restoration including an engine-out service (see invoices on tile totalling more than €13,000). It also comes with German Fahrzeugbrief, the original service book, a selection of in-period racing photographs, and the aforementioned extensive racing history.
FERRARI 360 CHALLENGE ORIGINAL F1 V8 410CV ROAD LEGAL 1 OF 300 – 2003 LEMANS WINNER TRIBUTE – 10233 KM – FERRARI COLLECTION
INTERIOR CHALLENGE VERSION ORIGINAL
F1 SEQUENTIAL CHALLENGE GEARBOX
CHALLENGE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
4 POINT RACING BELT SABELT
FERRARI RACING SEAT
2003 LE MANS GT WINNER TRIBUTE LIVERY
ORIGINAL FERRARI CHALLENGE WITH DOCUMENTS ( ROAD LEGAL )
ORIGINAL ROLL BAR
ORIGINAL CHALLENGE WHEELS
FIRST ORIGINAL PAINT
PURE CAR WITH NO COMPETITION HISTORY / ACCIDENT FREE
PRIVATE COLLECTION ORIGIN
HISTORIC MAINTENANCE ( FERRARI MAINTENANCE )
NANOCERAMIC BODY EXTERIOR PROTECTION ( 2000,00 EURO )
1 OF 300 FERRARI CHALLENGE ORIGINAL FROM MARANELLO FACTORY
In 2000, Ferrari developed the 360 Challenge in just over 300 specimens (not to be confused with the Challenge Stradale produced in 1,274 specimens since 2003), for single-brand races and for various FIA championships, using standard mechanics, but with a weight reduced to 1,170 kg (120 less than the standard 360 Modena). In 2001, a revisited version of the challenge saw the light, capable of 415 horses. In 2002, the 360 began competing in major official championships, such as the FIA GT and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours.
To participate, the customer racing department had designed 20 specimens of 360 Modena approved by the FIA which had a lowered body made of carbon fiber, with a striking rear wing. The engine had been upgraded to 430 horsepower. To compete against the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, in 2003 the 360 GTC was developed in collaboration with Michelotto, capable of 445 horsepower at 8750 rpm, and with a weight decreased to 1,100 kg . From 2002 to 2005, the 360 GT was manufactured in 30 copies; it originated from the 360 Challenge and was entrusted to private drivers who used it in the FIA GT Championship.
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
2008 Ferrari F430 GT2 Evo Wide Body
All details about the 430 GT2 HERE
Introduced in 2006 and built in collaboration with Ferrari by preferred tuner Michelotto; the F430 GT2 proved consistently to be the superior weapon in top-flight International GT racing for six seasons. The model was a consistent victor across a variety of International and National Championships and it is fair to say that the F430 period was another golden one in terms of Ferrari’s rich racing pedigree.
One of just 24 Series 3 EVO GTC cars built, this car on offer (chassis 2618) represents the latest and greatest of the breed. It was delivered new to UK-based team CR Scuderia in time for the 2008 season of FIA GT where it would be the team’s lead car driven that season by Professional pairing Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell. In that season they had some stellar results starting with a 2nd in class at Silverstone in the TT, this followed by a 3rd at Oschersleben then a 6th at the Spa 24hrs (teamed with Mueller/ Sutton). The first International victory for the team and this car came in Bucharest when 2618 won both races of the weekend (in class), the season ended in Argentina when a last lap collision lost a podium but still enabled a strong 4th place.
For the 2009 season; 2618 remained the Kirkaldy/ Bell mount and more competitive outings followed, regularly strong in qualifying; 2618 was able to achieve podium results at Silverstone, Spa 24hrs and Zolder. Tim Mullen joined Kirkaldy in 2618 for the 2010 effort and the car was updated to the latest ‘wide-body’ specification (as can be seen, largely unpainted, at the pre-season test at Paul Ricard, then joined by ex F1 driver Nicola Larini). In 2010 they were entered in the Le Mans Series Championship and again proved venerable competition. 2nd in qualifying at Spa was followed by a 6th place finish and other top results were 2nd in Hungary (top placed Ferrari) and a 4th at Silverstone (2nd best Ferrari), as had been the case over the previous seasons; 2618 and its driver combo were able to take the fight to the top, factory-backed teams and upset them on regular occasion.
The final season of top flight racing for 2618 was the Le Mans Series in 2011 when the driver line up of Adam Christodoulou, Klaas Hummel and Phil Quaife entered the GT-Am class of the Le Mans Series where their top result was a 2nd at the season ending race in Portimao. After this the car was prepared for long term store prior to us purchasing the car in early 2015. In June that year, after a thorough check through and service; 2618 returned to track duty at Spa for the Modena Motorsports Trackdays.
Following this event, we sold 2618 to the current owner who has used the car in a handful of select track days and (Peter Auto) Endurance Racing Legends events in 2018/2019.
TECHNICAL CONDITION/ STATUS
When initially purchased in 2015 there was no ‘life’ data available on the chassis and drivetrain therefore it has since been run on a monitored basis without major issue and following its last professional race in 2011, we estimate it has in the region of just 8-10 hours running since.
With the safety-related aspects renewed in 2015 (fuel cell, seats, belts, extinguisher), much of this requires renewal once more therefore, before race use in 2021; we consider it to be in requirement of thorough preparation.
– ACO Homologation documents
– Circuit setup data
– CRS Photo Yearbooks
– Detailed period race history report
As those familiar with older competition Ferrari will know; a 4 digit, even chassis numbered Ferrari is a much-heralded piece, the designation alone indicates it as being a Ferrari factory supplied race car. Just 11 F430 GT2s are considered to have the 2010 ‘wide-body’ specification making this one of those superlatively-specified examples. Accompanied by a useful spares package, in the right hands, we consider this to be a class front runner in the Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends series for which it has already proven to be absolutely ideal.
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.
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 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
2012 Ferrari 458 GT3
All details an pictures HERE at Jan B. Lühn
The Ferrari 458 GT3 was launched in 2011 and superseded the F430 GT3, which had achieved over eighty class victories between 2006–2013. Like its predecessor, it was developed as a ground-up racing car and built in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili, the same factory-endorsed organisation responsible for countless racing Ferraris as well as the development of the 288 GTO and F40. The engine is a bespoke 4.5-litre V-8 built for motorsport purposes, with only the engine block carried over from the road-going 458 Italia. It produces 550 bhp at 9,000 rpm, with 550 Nm of torque with GT3 specification restrictors in place and over 600 bhp without them. Power is channelled through a Hewland MLS six-speed sequential gearbox with steering-wheel-mounted paddles and Hewland’s ‘Paddle Shift’ gear-change system. The entire transmission weighs just 66 kg and, like the rest of the car, is an exercise in weight saving; the bodywork is nearly all carbon fibre and features the fully race-optimised aerodynamic package, including a colossal rear wing and diffuser at the rear and splitter at the front. A lightweight aluminium chassis, MR630 Technomesh forged Motegi racing wheels and Lexan polycarbonate glazing complete the package and together reduce kerb weight to just 1,250 kg. It is thus over 200 kg lighter than the road-going variant, with immeasurably more downforce and mechanical grip.As with all racing Ferraris, the 458 GT3 was expected to be a potent package, and so it proved with an endless list of wins, the most notable of which are six victories in the 24 hours of Spa as well as Pro-Am victories in the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.Specific history of this car:
Chassis #3412 was built by Michelotto in 2012 and delivered new to the Ferrari Works team AF Corse in Piacenza two start its racing career in 2013. A technical passport was issued on 29 April 2013 by the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium in the name of AF Corse.In 2013 the GT3 raced in the FIA GT championship, in International GT Open and Blancpain endurance races under AF Corse with racing number #51 and #56:• 1 Apr, FIA GT Nogaro, Onidi/Salaquarda, DNS
• 14 Apr, Blancpain 3h of Monza, Barreiros/Guedes, 3rd in class
• 2 Jun, Blancpain 3h of Silverstone, Barreiros/Mann/Guedes, 5th in class
• 30 Jun, Blancpain 3h of Paul Ricard, Barreiros/Mann/Guedes, 3rd in class
• 7 Jul, FIA GT Zandvoort, Onidi/Salaquarda, 7th in class
• 28/29 Jul, 24h of Spa Francorchamps, Berreiros/Mann/Guedes
/Mezard, 12th in class
• 18 Aug, FIA GT Slovakia Ring, Onidi/Salaquarda, 4th in class
• 22 Sep, Blancpain 1.000km Nürburgring, Barreiros/Mann/Guedes, DNF
• 6 Oct, Int. GT Open Monza, Onidi/Salaquarda, Race 1: 26th, Race 2: 4th
• 10 Nov, Int. GT Open Barcelona, Onidi/Salaquarda, Race 1: 6th, Race 2: 4th
In 2014 the car raced in the French FFSA GT Tour championship under the entry of Sport Garage as well as under AF Corse in international races:
• 27 Apr, Le Mans, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: 7th, Race 2: 2nd
• 31 May, Ledenon, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: 9th, Race 2: DNF
• 22 Jun, Spa-Francorchamps, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: 5th, Race 2: DNF
• 6 Jul, Val de Vienne, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: DNF, Race 2: DNS
• 7 Sep, Magny-Cours, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: 11th, Race 2: DNF
• 21 Sep, 1.000km of Nürburgring, Barreiros/Mann/Guedes, 7th in class
• 28 Sep, Nogaro, Vannelet/Lorgere-Roux, Race 1: DISQ, Race 2: 4th
In 2015 the car was entered by AF Corse in the GT Sports club under racing number #53:
• 19 Apr, Barcelona, Soenen, 2nd in class
• 21 Jun, Paul Ricard, Soenen, 3rd in class
• 6 Sep, Algarve, Soenen, 3rd in class
• 4 Oct, Miano, Soenen, Winner in class
After the season the car passed to the Italian hill climb specialist Lucio Peruggini who won the official FIA Hill Climb Master European championship not only in 2016, but also in 2017 and 2018!
The car was then sold to a collector who had #3412 restored and put back into its 2013 livery. It is now presented in track ready condition and will be sold with a new seat and new harnesses to be chosen by the buyer. The car accompanies its original technical passport as well as one set of spare wheels.
This is a rare opportunity to find a multiple championship winning Ferrari 458 GT3 for sale in track prepared condition. The car is eligible for the fast growing and highly prestigious Ferrari Club Competizioni GT as well as the Masters Racing series and the Ferrari Club Germany (FCD) championship.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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