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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meet the World’s Most Expensive Ferrari F40



I bet you didn’t think you’d be meeting a celebrity today—hope you did your hair and out on cologne. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the world’s most expensive Ferrari F40. Bask in its glory. It sold this past Saturday at Coys auction in Germany for a whopping $1.24 million (€1.12 million).
If that sounds like a lot of scratch for a Ferrari circa 1992, and it is. The F40 hit the scene in 1987, and production lasted all the way up until 1996. In that time, it was considered to be the most advanced car to ever come from Maranello. Today, after 23 years on the market, it’s considered a classic.


But with regards to this specific car, there are two good reasons why it went for so much.
The first of which being it had only 4,897 miles (7,879 km) on the odometer, meaning it’s practically brand new. Add to that low mileage that it only ever had one owner—who kept it locked up in a garage for years—only adds to its rarity.

“This is one of the last privately owned, one owner from new F40s in the world,” Coys managing partner Chris Rutledge told Motoring Research. “We were entrusted with its sale by the Italian family who bought it.”


In case you’re a little rusty on the details, the Ferrari F40 has a 471-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood, and was one of the first supercars to hit 200 mph+. Not to mention it’s got some killer lines.

Let’s just hope the new owner will be doing more driving than the last one. A car of this beauty deserves to be out in the open for the world to see.