- Just 6,800 miles from new
- Ferrari Classiche Certified
- Previously owned by Eric Clapton
- Recently serviced by H.R. Owen
- Superb history file
Supplied with an original book pack and tools
The world has run out of clichés and superlatives for the Ferrari F40. It stole the show at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show and immediately became the subject matter of choice for boys looking for new bedroom wall material.
Taking inspiration from the Formula One team and following the tried-and-true formula of “less is more” in order to make it as lightweight as possible. The F40 had no carpet, utilized door pulls instead of traditional handles, and could be ordered with roll-up or fixed windows (installing power-operated windows was simply out of the question). As a result of these fanatical weight-saving measures, the F40 tipped the scales at a feather-light 2,400 pounds, paving the way for a powerful engine to rocket it into the annals of automotive history.
This particular Ferrari F40 has been fortunate to enjoy a rich history of belonging to passionate and renowned Ferrari collectors. The Candrini family had the pleasure of being the first owners of this incredible vehicle from 1997 to 2000.
The F40 then found its way to the United Kingdom in 1996 where it was sold to the prominent Ferrari collector Lincoln F. Small, who kept the vehicle from 1997 to 2000. It was then sold by Maranello to Eric Clapton, given Mr. Clapton’s obsession with Ferrari, it was almost inevitable that he would own one of the finest cars to emerge from Maranello. Its final owner purchased the car directly from Mr. Clapton in 2003 and has fastidiously maintained the car in the intervening years.
DD Classics is pleased to offer this stunning, low mileage example. The car has travelled a mere 6,800 miles (10,950 km) over the years and has spent the majority of its life being lovingly kept in storage in well equipped garages. This superb example has unusually for one of these cars, been serviced on a virtually annual basis for many years and the invoices are included in the history file accompanying the car detailing works completed. In 2008 both fuel tanks were replaced and the most recent service was completed in August 2017 at H.R. Owen. Also on file are previous MOT certificates dating back until 2003.
Our Ferrari F40 comes in the traditional and quintessential Rossa Corsa, complete with Red carbon fibre seats, as one would expect for a car with such low mileage, its overall condition is superb.
This car has been Ferrari Classiche certified and comes complete with an original & stamped book pack as well its original toolkit.
Here is a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic Ferrari as the Jewel in the crown of any collection, or the most exhilarating road/track drive imaginable.
Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.