28 July 21

Classic Ferrari F40 Sets Online Auction Record

Online auction platform and FJ Partner, The Market had sold a rare blue classic Ferrari F40 for a European record-breaking £1,000,500. The Market originally estimated that the classic would sell for between £750,000 and £900,000.  

This blue Ferrari is one of a kind with only 1311 Rosso Ferrari red F40s manufactured between 1987 and 1992. The custom blue supercar is matched with a classic Ferrari red and black interior, a classic number plate “F40BLU” and only approximately 16,000 miles on the clock.  

Originally developed to be a typical road car the interior of the classic resembles that of a racing car, with no door trims, door handles, stereo or glove compartment. The car achieves top speeds of 201mph and can reach 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds.  

The F40 was originally priced at £163,000, but with such great demand, the limited-run supercar was soon changing hands for much larger sums.   

Since 2015 the supercar has been owned by Sam Moores, podcaster, Youtuber and photographer and even gained its own Instagram account with more than 4000 followers.  

The blue Ferrari was first registered on the shores of Lake Geneva in July 1989 by Ferrari Suisse in Nyon. It was then shipped to Japan in 2004 after being purchased by famous tuners Liberty Walk. In 2010 it had been painted white and converted to LeMans specification, four years later the car was acquired by Joe Macari Performance Cars who eventually sold the classic.  

Tristan Judge, Director of The Market by Bonhams, said: “This car was one of only a handful of blue examples in existence and while many collectors favour tradition – such as a red-liveried Ferrari – this sale indicates there is a younger generation of serious collectors who appreciate something different.” 

Have you attended any auctions online or in-person this year? If so let us know your experiences and if you have witnessed any vehicles sell exceeding their estimated price.