The very last model to be signed off by legendary Enzo Ferrari was of course the F40 which is considered by many to be the last true Ferrari before all the electronics took over and killed some of the passion infused in the prancing horse.
Seen here is a unit built in 1992 which was sold at a Coys auction on August 8 at the 43rd AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix in Nurburgring in Germany for the record sum of €1.12 million (78.9 million INR). It seems like a lot of money but with time we are certain the value of this F40 will only go up if the new owner will take great care of his prized possession.
Originally purchased by an Italian family, it’s actually one of the last privately owned F40s and now has been bought by an unknown person from Germany who was willing to pay that exorbitant price tag. Ferrari built only 1,311 units of the F40 before replacing it with the F50 which never reached the desirability of its predecessor.
Hopefully this Ferrari F40 won’t sit in a garage as Enzo certainly wouldn’t have wanted that. It appears to be in great condition and we can only imagine what it’s like to drive one of the most important supercars of all time.
Besides this F40, at the same Coys auction some other interesting cars went under the hammer as a BMW 328 Roadster from 1937 fetched €562,000 (39 million INR) while a Ford GT built in 2000 was sold for €227,000 (16 million INR). Other cars worth mentioning would have to be a 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena bought for €182,000 (12.8 million INR) while a Lamborghini Espada SII manufactured back in 1971 set a new record for this model after someone agreed to pay €145,000 (10.2 million INR).