1991 Ferrari F40 Brings Over $1 Million at Goodwood Revival Auction
Among the several awesome pieces of Italian machinery from the Maranello Rosso Collection that sold at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale this past weekend, the 1991 Ferrari F40 fetched the most. It was also the fourth most expensive car at the sale overall. Including the premium, it brought in £634,300 ($1,030,183). Although they made over 1,300 F40s (quite a few by Ferrari standards), a good one breaking seven figures at auction is not unheard of. It's significant as the last car of the Enzo Era, a game changer in the supercar world, and a car considered by some to be the very best vehicle to wear the Prancing Horse. They are therefore almost always auction stars. The thing that set this car apart, however, was that it, like most all of the other Maranello Rosso cars, has been a static display piece for a number of years. It will therefore need mechanical attention before anyone uses it and that of course will be very expensive, not to mention an inconvenience. RELATED: See Photos of the Iconic Ferrari F40
That didn't seem to bother the bidders at Goodwood, though, as the car's specifications and originality proved to be what they were really after. A fully documented, matching numbers car with just 5,350 km (3324 mi) on the odometer, it is also desirably equipped with the rare plexiglass sliding windows and optional Uniball-jointed suspension.
So while it's an old car in need of a tune up, it's also a super low-mileage, original F40 with rare specs and only one real owner from new. That is the kind of thing that matters most to collectors, and it showed with this quite impressive result.
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