Automotive enthusiasts and collectors are abuzz with excitement as a rare 1992 Ferrari F40, chassis number 91097, is slated to go under the hammer at the Glendale 2024 auction by Mecum. This iconic vehicle, one of just 60 U.S. spec models produced in 1992, is a significant piece of automotive history, marking the last Ferrari supercar developed under the legendary Enzo Ferrari.
Sporting a mere 9,487 miles on the odometer, this Ferrari F40 is a pristine example of engineering excellence and design mastery. Its heart, a twin-turbocharged 2936cc DOHC V-8 engine, delivers a staggering 478 horsepower at 7,000 RPM, combined with twin IHI turbochargers and Behr intercoolers for unmatched performance. The vehicle’s VIN, ZFFMN34AXN0091097, assures authenticity, and its 5-speed manual transmission promises an exhilarating driving experience.
The exterior, painted in the Ferrari’s signature Rosso Corsa, complements the Stoffa Vigogno cloth interior, a testament to the luxury and attention to detail synonymous with the brand. The car’s coachwork, crafted by the renowned Scaglietti, stands as a symbol of automotive artistry.
Not only is this Ferrari F40 a marvel in terms of performance, but it also comes with a rich trove of accessories and documentation. These include the Ferrari Classiche Red book and Libretto Manutenzione (maintenance book), the original tool kit, owner’s manuals in a leather pouch, and even a copy of the window sticker. An intriguing addition is a can of factory-branded fix-a-flat, adding to the car’s originality and charm.
Originally shipped for import to Newark, New Jersey, and later distributed for retail to Monterey Ferrari in Seaside, California, this vehicle encapsulates a significant chapter in Ferrari’s storied history. It is not just a car but a piece of automotive heritage, combining performance, luxury, and rarity.
The auction promises to be a landmark event for car collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, eager to witness or even own a piece of Ferrari’s legacy. The 1992 Ferrari F40, chassis number 91097, is more than just a car; it’s a testament to the enduring allure and prestige of one of the world’s most celebrated automotive brands.