F1 Legend Alain Prost Owned Ferrari F40 Goes Up for Auction, Expected to Fetch Over USD 3 Million

This F40, which is almost 30 years old yet has just 4,667km on the odometer, is a true work of automotive art. Its powerful V8 engine supposedly still performs as well as it did when it was initially manufactured.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 8, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Ferrari F40 is without a doubt one of the most famous sports cars ever produced, not only in Ferrari's history but in the history of the automobile as a whole. Chassis number 83249 is very notable since it was the very first F40 ever built, and it belonged to Alain Prost. When Alain Prost, already a three-time Formula One World Champion, joined the Team Scuderia Ferrari in 1990 as its driver, he was at the pinnacle of his career. The opportunity to acquire this particular Ferrari F40 has arisen with the impending May auction. Even though it's been on the road for almost 30 years, this F40 is a true work of automotive art. Its powerful V8 engine is supposedly just as stunning now as it was when it was initially made. One of the best Formula One drivers ever possessed it, which further increases its desirability.

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About Ferrari F40

Alain Prost Owned Ferrari F40 Rear

The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car built to commemorate the company's fortieth anniversary and was built from 1987 until 1992. The Ferrari F40 was the successor of the famous 288 GTO. The Ferrari F40 has a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine capable of producing 477bhp and 577Nm of torque. The F40, with a base price of USD 399,150 back in 1987, was the most expensive car back then, as well as the most powerful and the fastest.

Alain Prost's Ferrari F40 

The condition of chassis 83249 is impressive even today. Although Prost took delivery of the vehicle in late 1989, he never put it to use before selling it. Graham de Zille, the car's second owner, put a lot of kilometres on it touring the UK in it and even had it included in a magazine piece honouring Ferrari's 50th anniversary.

Alain Prost Owned Ferrari F40 Interior

Even though this Ferrari F40 has had multiple owners, it has been well cared after and is in pristine condition throughout. It has been certified as a Ferrari Classiche, which means that the car's engine, gearbox, and body are all original factory spec.

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The Rosso Corsa sports car, which is noteworthy, is presently located in France. Ferrari Lyon performed a significant service in March 2019, at which time new fuel bladders were fitted for use and good to use until September 2028. The car's existing tyres are 10 years old, however the winning bidder will get a brand new pair of 2018 tyres.

In light of the fact that another Ferrari F40 sold for USD 2.15 million at auction sometime back, it is not out of the question that Prost's F40 will garner a greater price. It will be auctioned off with no minimum bid between May 10-12, 2023, and is expected to fetch about USD 3.3 million.


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