1 of 7 RHD F40 models made exclusively for the Sultan of Brunei by Pinninfarina at enormous expense.
Ferrari’s F40 is the definitive supercar and has a formidable reputation alongside the 250 GTO as possibly the best road Ferrari built to date. With the F40 Pininfarina produced an era defining creation, one that even today is instantly recognisable by old and young enthusiasts alike.
The 2936cc motor produces approximately 500bhp at 7000rpm with the help of two water-cooled IHI turbochargers running 1.1bar of boost – at 1202kg the F40 still has a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio, resulting in a top speed of 201mph flat out making it the first production car to surpass this mystical boundary. The F40 was a landmark not just on account of its crushing performance and stunning looks, but it was fittingly the last ever car presented by Enzo Ferrari, this taking place at Maranello in June 1987, 14 months before the great man’s death.
From 1991 onwards, cars were fitted with catalytic convertors to meet ever tightening legislation and at this time adjustable suspension became an option. Production was discontinued in 1992 after 1311 examples had been completed in five years (600 or so being bound for the USA and being noticeably different to their lighter and faster European cousins).
This example offered for sale, chassis 91283, is one of the original ultra-rare cars built by Pininfarina for the Sultan of Brunei in RHD. Of the RHD cars just 2 are believed to currently be in public circulation and both have been sold by Talacrest. This car is presented in concours condition having covered just 10,257 kms. A large file accompanies the car detailing a thorough recent restoration totalling over $160,000 by a well know marque specialist justifying the cars exceptional condition and detailing all work carried out including the replacement of the fuel cells at that time.
Interesting and unique features of this car include electric windows and the seating set up for a taller driver with F40LM seats and a unique headlining (for extra head room).
Talacrest bought this car direct from Brunei and has passed it on to new custodians twice and we can confirm #91283 has been maintained with no expense spared.