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Expensive News – Ferrari F40 prototype burns to a crisp in Italy

Expensive News –
Ferrari F40 prototype burns to a crisp in Italy

Ferrari F40 fire in Italy

A video posted on Facebook by Patrich Poggi shows the aftermath of the April fire that destroyed a Ferrari F40.PHOTO BY PATRICH POGGI/FACEBOOK

Ferrari F40 prototype burns to a crisp in Italy

REPORT: PREPRODUCTION F40 ORIGINALLY SHOWN IN FRANKFURT HAD A COLORFUL HISTORY

 

It is with a heavy heart we report the death of a Ferrari F40 prototype in Italy early last month. FerrariChat and IVG.it report that the F40 in question was one of the 1987 Frankfurt motor show prototypes, later converted to GT spec for racing; it spent the early 1990s competing in the Supercar GT series. Afterward, this F40 reportedly landed in a Milan-based private collection and kept its racing livery until 2012, when the car changed hands once again.The cause of the blaze was not immediately determined, though a Ferrari fire is hardly a new occurrence. What is rare is that it happened to an F40 prototype, which was reportedly en route to Maranello with its owner to take delivery of a LaFerrari Aperta.

Even the glorious Ferrari F40 needs gas (stars, they’re just like us!), and the resulting photos started a debate here at One Autoweek Tower over the timelessness (or lack thereof) of this …

A Facebook video posted by Patrich Poggi shows the aftermath of the fire, in which the driver fortunately escaped harm. The video shows the remains of the car after it was sprayed with foam by a responding fire crew; Italian news site IVG.it published photos of a fire crew putting out the blaze.

FerrariChat reports the owner of the F40 might have been Jon Hunt, one of the individuals behind the TaxTheRich100 Youtube account that showcases exotic cars being pretty much (there is no other word for it) hooned.

 

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