ClassicDriver – 5 collector cars to put in your garage this week

A new decade begins, but one thing remains the same – the Classic Driver Market will always be stocked with an exquisite and diverse selection of collector cars. These are our favourites from this week…

The success of the Prodrive-built 550 Maranello GTS prompted Ferrari to throw its hat into the ring and build a racing version of the 575M. Developed in collaboration with N. Technology, the 575 GTC proved successful in sports-car racing series across the globe, in spite of the fact it was offered to gentleman drivers and never officially run by the Works. This example contested the Italian GT Championship in 2005 in the hands of its owner, the Czech media mogul Antonin Herbeck, and the Italian ex-F1 star Andrea Montermini, scoring several notable results. Perhaps more importantly, being the last of the 12 GTCs built, it is also the final V12-powered Ferrari racing car ever built. 

Full story HERE

 

For sale – 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
Details: harsten@excite.com

For sale – 2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

All details and more pictures HERE

  • Mileage 9,321 Miles
  • Body Style Coupe
  • Transmission F1
  • Engine Capacity 4308cc
  • Fuel Petrol
  • Chassis No. 146703

A 1 owner from new, UK supplied example. Never raced nor damaged and solely used for Ferrari Owners’ Club track day events.

Fitted with optional extras that include: plumbing for drivers cool suit, drivers intercom system and passenger seat with harness. Additional upgrades completed by FF Corsa include; steel brake conversion, GT aero kit. A suspension upgrade that included: front splitter and bumper, FF Corsa complete rear wing, low noise silencer, black sun strip and Venture Shield paint protection.

Complete with documented service history from new plus an amazingly detailed history timeline kept by the 1 meticulous owner. Spares package includes 2 sets of BBS wheels.

 

For sale – 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge

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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.