1990 Ferrari F40 US-Spec
In the late 1980s Ferrari spent considerable time and money to federalize the Ferrari F40 for sales in the USA. Thus 213 cars were sold directly to new owners in the USA that met the strict EPA and DOT regulations.
The USA cars are easily identified by their rubber front valance and rubber bumper strips that run on both the front and rear. These were designed by Fioravanti to meet minimum bumper height requirements in the USA.
Furthermore, behind the bumpers Ferrari extensively modified the supporting box-structures and used new designs of deformable Hytrel absorbing elements that attached to the subframes. These helped the car pass the 30 mph crash tests. Other changes were made that included replacing the fuel cell with aluminum fuel tanks.The doors were also fitted with more reinforcements to comply with side-impact protection. Inside, the US F40s had unique seats and automatic seat belts.
In meeting the strict emissions regulations, the F40 was equipped with metal catalytic converters which necessitated new cam timing and Weber-Marelli electronic management. To deal with the heat of the catalytic converters, exhaust cooling injection was fitted as well as large heat screens that protected the large lexan engine cover.
In total all the new systems in the F40 added around 115 kgs (250 lbs) of weight to the car. To make up for the increased bulk, Ferrari modified the engine to produce 515 bhp. The price for the USA-Spec F40 was $415,000 USD which was much more expensive than the European counterpart.
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1990 Ferrari F40 US-Spec Specs & Performance
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Modena, Italy|
|price $||$ 415,000|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2936 cc / 179.2 in³|
|bore||82.0 mm / 3.23 in|
|stroke||69.5 mm / 2.74 in|
|power||356.4 kw / 515 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|specific output||175.41 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||381.48 bhp per tonne|
|torque||574.9 nm / 424 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm|
|body / frame||Composite Body over Steel Frame|
|front tires||F 235/45ZR-17|
|rear tires||R 335/35ZR-17|
|front brakes||Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist|
|rear brakes||Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist|
|front wheels||F 43.2 x 20.3 cm / 17.0 x 8.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17.0 x 13.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|curb weight||1350 kg / 2977 lbs|
|wheelbase||2450 mm / 96.5 in|
|front track||1595 mm / 62.8 in|
|rear track||1610 mm / 63.4 in|
|length||4430 mm / 174.4 in|
|width||1980 mm / 78.0 in|
|height||1130 mm / 44.5 in|
|gear ratios||2.77:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.96:1, 0.77:1|
|top speed||~324 kph / 201.3 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.8 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~8.0 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~11.8 seconds|
Auction Sales History
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34AL9L0085336 – did not sell for $1,075,000 Just 7,000 miles since new. Matching Numbers. Well-Documented History. Original Factory Colors.Original Owners Manual. All Original Parts Come With Car. Tool Kit Included. Excellent Running Condition. Low-mileage Example With Significant Upgrades. Auction Source: ‘Rolling Sculpture’ 2015 NYC by Keno Brothers
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A5L0087200 – sold for $1,237,500 From the collection of Tony Hart. Delivered through Newport Beach Ferrari to Mr. Richard Engel of Costa Mesa. IN 1992 a new engine was installed under warranty. Major service (30k mile) and extensive maintenance work at a cost of more than $50,000 in 2008. Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1992 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A3N0092978 – sold for $1,375,000 The Final Enzo Ferrari-Era Supercar. One of Only 213 US-Specification F40s. Documented and Up-to-Date Service Record. Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified. Offered with Books, Tools, Literature, and History File. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
1992 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A1N0093627 – sold for $1,115,000 The very last US-specification F40 produced. 1992 model benefitting from all the production-run upgrades. Few owners, less than 10,000 miles and excellent service history. One of just 213 US-delivery F40s ever produced. Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2015 by Bonhams
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A7L0086954 – sold for $1,265,000 Ferrari Classiche certified. Recently serviced by Ferrari of Woodland Hills. Just over 5,300 miles from new. Complete with all factory books and tools. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A2L0085596 – sold for $1,320,000 Delivered New to Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen. One of 1,315 Examples Produced. The Last Enzo-Era Production Car. Staggering Performance and Specifcations. Accompanied by Original VIN-Stamped Luggage. Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A9L0087085 – sold for $935,000 Ferrari’s iconic 40th anniversary supercar. Formerly owned by the Petersen Automotive Museum. Less than 7,500 miles from new. Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
1990 Ferrari F40 – sold for $1,325,000. True one owner Ferrari F40. 473 original miles. Sold new by Ferrari of Los Gatos on June 21, 1991. First service completed October 6, 1992 at 459 miles. Kept in storage from 1992-2013. Removed from storage on April 26, 2013. Twin Turbo Four-Cam 3.0L V-8 boasting 478 HP. One-piece plastic tubular steel chassis. Carbon fiber doors, hood and trunk. Service manuals, tool kit and luggage. The world’s fastest production automobile in its day. Factory rated 201 MPH top speed and 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Only 1,311 F40 Supercars were produced from 1988-1992. Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A3L0086658 – sold for $1,155,000 Offered from the Estate of William H. Tilley. Ferrari Classiche certified. Legendary 40th anniversary Ferrari supercar. Rare factory air conditioning. Very low mileage example. Competition exhaust installed. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1990 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A9L0087085 – sold for $715,000 The Last Enzo-Era Ferrari. One of Only 213 US-Specification F40s. Displayed at Concorso Italiano in 1991 and 1993. Approximately 7,050 Miles from New. Very Original, Unmodified Example. Recently Serviced by Norbert Hofer’s Grand Touring Classics. Offered with Owner’s Handbooks and Tool Kit. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1991 Ferrari F40 ZFFMN34A2M0089441 – sold for $715,000. Chassis number 89441 has been tracked by Ferrari experts since it was originally advertised in the Los Angeles Times by Ogner Motorcars, of Woodland Hills, on October 13, 1991. It was first sold in 1992, but for the next 10 years, it was stored in a temperature-controlled room as part of a fine arts collection. In 2002, it was offered by Newport Autosport, showing only 530 miles.
A major service was completed in 2003, and by the following year, the car still only had 4,218 indicated miles and two owners from new. At the time, its advertisement for sale noted that the car had a Tilton lightweight clutch and aluminum flywheel, a Tubi competition exhaust system, and drop-down gears “to make this one of the fastest and rawest F40s we have seen.” Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
1990 Ferrari F40 – sold for $495,000. In August 1994, Benny Caiola traded his 1990 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley, New York, for the opportunity to acquire a fine example of the last Ferrari supercar of the Enzo era. Since coming into the hands of Mr. Caiola, the F40 has led a pampered life and has always been treated with great care. Although, over the past 15 years, an F50, an Enzo and an FXX have joined the collection, the F40 has never lost its unforgettable visceral appeal and continued to receive attentive maintenance. Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company
1990 Ferrari F40 – sold for $753,500. In August 1994, Benny Caiola traded his 1990 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley, New York, for the opportunity to acquire a fine example of the last Ferrari supercar of the Enzo era. Since coming into the hands of Mr. Caiola, the F40 has led a pampered life and has always been treated with great care. Although, over the past 15 years, an F50, an Enzo and an FXX have joined the collection, the F40 has never lost its unforgettable visceral appeal and continued to receive attentive maintenance. Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview
1990 Ferrari F40 – sold for $386,500. A U.S. delivery model – important to those who wish actually to enjoy the experience of F40 performance instead of regarding it passively as an object – its only concession to creature comforts is the air conditioning with which it was fitted as standard and the power-operated rollup windows which Ferrari made part of the F40’s equipment early in the production run. It is finished in Rosso Corsa with black interior appointments and red cloth covered racing seats. The clear plastic shipping covers still protect the interior carbon fiber sill panels.
It was acquired as a new car by Mike Amalfitano from Miller Motorcars on November 30, 1990. Shortly after leaving the showroom, and likely inspired by the success of the more powerful Ferrari F40 LM, Mike purchased a kit to make his already very fast sportscar even faster. The exhaust was modified to an open system, the suspension was completely uprated with new coil-over springs and struts, new and more powerful turbochargers were fitted, and the ECU was reprogrammed to squeeze even more power out of the engine. A new Brembo brake system, including discs, cylinders, and pedal box was added as well to match the car’s increased performance. Mike obviously enjoyed his F40, as the car had its 15,000 mile service at 10,274 miles in December 2000. It comes with a wealth of documentation including the original window sticker, all of the original owner’s information in the Ferrari leather case, factory service and parts manuals and correspondence between Mr. Amalfitano and Ferrari. Auction Source: Bonhams 2010 Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
1991 Ferrari F40 US-Specification – sold for $583,000. The 133rd of only 213 US-delivered F40s, 089216 is essentially still in showroom-fresh condition with less than 1,200 miles on the odometer. A clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report™ clearly documents the low mileage of the car. The bodywork looks lovely and equally impressive is the black trim, from the lower front lip spoiler to the rear mesh grill. Under the engine lid, the powerful twin-turbocharged V-8 engine looks as clean as the bodywork, with all hoses, lines, clips, fasteners and heat reflective foil in remarkable condition. The front compartment reveals the tool kits in their original pouches, their contents unused. Even the factory Schedoni luggage accompanies the sale of the car.
Inside, the red Nomex®-covered racing bucket seats appear to have had very little use and give a brilliant splash of color to the serious carbon fiber cockpit. There are no electric windows or sound system – the F40 is its own entertainment, providing a wonderful sound with the windows down.
Acquired by the consignor in August 2001, this F40 became part of a foremost collection and was given regular and meticulous attention, including a recent major service during which the mandated fuel pump update was performed. Prior to its current Californian ownership, it is believed that the car had only one owner, most likely also in California. This ultra-high-performance Ferrari is so well cared for that it still has the factory-installed protection film on the doorsills and wears the same tires that were fitted at the factory when new. Should the new owner wish to drive the car to its limits then it is recommended that the tires be replaced. Auction Source: 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1991 Ferrari F40 89888 – sold for $462,000. The 1991 Ferrari F40 presented here is among the last examples of this elite breed to have been produced, built in June 1991. The 144th F40 developed for the North American market, it was delivered in August 1991 to Ferrari of Houston in Houston, Texas. Accumulating just 1,800 miles in its first five years, it was offered by Ferrari of Dallas in 1996 and then made its way to the East Coast where it has resided since, showing less than 5,500 miles.
Painted, of course, in Ferrari’s trademark Rosso Corsa red over red cloth, the F40 is presented in absolutely superb, virtually flawless condition – as would be expected by a pedigreed car gently enjoyed by enthusiasts since new.
The F40 is all to original factory specification, with the exception of the fitment of a high-performance Tubi sport muffler. It has recently received a major service that included a timing belt replacement by an authorized Ferrari dealer. An as-new car inside and out, the sale will include all books, tools and records.
Recently exhibited at the 2009 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, this F40 represents a rare opportunity to acquire the quintessential modern Ferrari performance car, as envisioned by the legendary Enzo Ferrari himself. Freshly serviced, it is ready to be both enjoyed and shown, where it will undoubtedly draw a substantial crowd at any gathering of exciting automobiles. Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey