Auction Block: 1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta

Oct 11, 2021

Category: Rides

With the Ferrari F40’s status as one of the most significant supercars of the ‘80s, nay, of all time, we tend to get excited every time we see one go up for sale. But the latest F40 on offer from Bonhams is on a whole other level, as it is surely one of the most cherry examples in existence.

The F40 in question is a 1989 “non-cat, non-adjust” model, so-called because these early examples did not yet have modern safety and environmental refinements such as a catalytic converter, anti-lock brakes, or adjustable suspension, all of which would eventually be standard on the F40. The fact that this F40 is such an old-school driver-focused model definitely ups our interest, but it’s the ownership history and condition that really put it over the top. The car was first purchased in June 1989 by a Belgian Ferrari aficionado, and then… actually, that’s it. That’s the entire sales history. This F40 has had the same owner since it drove off the lot, and it’s been kept in dry storage since 1992. The odometer has just 1,790 km (~1,112 miles), making this F40 practically NOS. There’s even an intact service sticker on the door reminding the owner to get the car serviced in 1993 or when it hits 6,000 km — adorable. The car is completely unrestored and all-original, and it includes all of the original purchase documents, service records, manuals, and tool kit.

Whoever buys this F40 is going to feel like they’ve traveled back in time to a Ferrari dealership in 1989, and that’s not something you can say about most 30-year-old supercars. The car will be sold through Bonhams’ The Zoute Sale auction in Knokke-Heist, Belgium on October 10, where it is expected to fetch well over a million dollars.

Purchase: $1,200,000+

Photo: Bonhams
Photo: Bonhams
Photo: Bonhams

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