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1991 Ferrari F40 Serial Number 89769

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Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   F40
Year   1991 Serial #   89769
Engine #   27359 VIN   ZFFGJ34B000089769
Engine Type   F 120 A Chassis Type   F 120 A
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,311
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Shinagawa Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1991 Euro model F40 s/n 89769. This late model Euro version F40 was recently imported from Japan and has just completed a 30k cam-belt service and safety inspection. S/n 89769 is Classiche certified with the Red Book in hand, confirming matching engine, transaxle and components and no previous damage. Thanks to extensive research by John Amette, who runs the Classiche department for Ferrari of Newport Beach, Ferrari of San Diego and Ferrari of Washington, we can confirm that the Euro model F40s are both lighter and faster than the US F40s. Officially, the listed dry weight for the US F40 was 2827 lbs while the listed dry weight for the Euro F40 was 2717 lbs, for a 110 lb difference. In reality, the US F40s weighed 2969 lbs so the Euro F40s were actually 209 lbs lighter. The transaxle final drive ratio on the US F40s is 10/29 while the final drive ratio in the Euro model F40 is 11/30, which gives a slightly higher top speed in the Euro F40s. Additionally, the US F40s have single skin aluminum fuel tanks with the fuel pumps mounted internally, whereas the Euro F40s have rubber fuel cells, which are less prone to fire in a bad accident, but require replacement every seven years. New fuel cells have been ordered for F40 s/n 89769 and will be installed by Ferrari of Newport Beach before delivery. The US F40s have seats with reclining back rests and an annoying passive restraint seat belt system, whereas the Euro F40s have a form-fitting single piece seat (which comes in three sizes) and a three-point diagonal seat belt system. Also worth mentioning is that the Euro F40s had the option of a variable ride height system which raised the front suspension to go into or out of steep driveways, and the US cars did not have this option. F40 s/n 89769 currently has 32,097 kms = 19,944 miles. S/n 89769 has an exceptionally well-documented ownership and service history from new, with no damage, no stories and lots of original documentation. Over the last three years, Cornes & Co. Ltd. has installed new medium size seats, fitted all new tires, Installed a new clutch assembly, rebuilt the brake system, installed new brake rotors, completed the Classiche certification, installed updated Quantum shocks with the front lift kit (after the classiche inspection was completed) and rebuilt the transaxle and limited slip. Comes with the original factory Koni shocks and front suspenison lift kit. Just last month, Ferrari of Newport Beach completed a 30k cam-belt service and safety inspection. We have all PDFs of invoice on file. F40 s/n 89769 was repainted to the appropriate high standards, is nicely detailed and looks like a ready-for-delivery new F40. Cosmetically, the carbon fiber nose, tail, front and rear valance and all other components are in as-new condition inside and out, and the front lights and lenses all carry the correct date codes confirming they are original to F40 s/n 89769. The interior is immaculate, with new medium sized seats installed for the Classiche inspection. The floors, door panels and sills are nicely finished in carbon fiber, with minimal blemishes to the clear protective film applied to the sill area. The dashboard, switches and instruments are free of wear and damage. The front compartment carbon fiber is in good condition and all visible frame components are nicely detailed. The engine compartment and components are a visual feast that exudes performance. Comes with the “Shaken” or annual vehicle safety inspection or MOT book with the services signed off. Comes with the service invoices from Cornes & Co. Ltd., the Ferrari distributor for Japan. Comes with the Classiche Red Book; the full set of owner’s handbooks, including the original warranty card, and the leather carrying pouch. Includes the full Factory tool roll, all tools, the wheel lug wrench, tow hook, fuses and fuse box and the spare Halogen bulbs, still in their box, plus the Factory spare-in-a-can. Highly detailed and needs nothing.

History

S/n 89769. F40. Euro model. New to Japan. Full VIN ZFFGJ34B000089769. Assembly # 07180. Engine F 120 A # 27359. Transaxle # F120 DB n. 406.

1991, April, build date.

1991, July, delivered to Cornes & Co. Ltd., the Ferrari distributor and dealer for Japan.

1991, 22 July, sold by S. Terada, the salesman at Cornes & Co. Ltd. to the first owner.

1992, 22 Apr., Seen at Matsuda gathering

1997, 24 June, serviced at 7,804kms. Japanese “Shaken” or annual inspection signed off.

1999, 18 Feb., serviced at 9,750 kms. Japanese “Shaken” or annual inspection signed off.

1999, 16 Dec., serviced at 9,750 kms. Japanese “Shaken” or annual inspection signed off.

2000, 21 Jan., serviced at 10,354 kms. Japanese “Shaken” or annual inspection signed off.

2001, 8 July, in Japan, as per Mitch Isobe. Red. Owned by Shinagawa.

2008, April, Owner Shinagawa for sale JPY50.9m 12,900 kms.

2012, 07 June, serviced at 20,829 kms. Japanese “Shaken” or two-year inspection signed off.

2013, 09 May, serviced at 21,042 kms. Japanese “Shaken” or two-year inspection signed off.

2014, 04 Mar., service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., overhauled starter motor, new brake pads, flushed and changed all fluids, new fuel hose, adjusted shifter, installed new medium size seats, total invoice 1,081,080 ¥ = $9,712.03 (at today’s exchange rate). 25,758 kms at delivery.

2014, 14 Mar., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., overhauled alternator, replaced seat rails, replaced seat belts, total invoice 274,155 ¥ = $2,462.91 (at today’s exchange rate). 26,152 kms at delivery.

2014, 31 May, additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., new clutch assembly, two new rear tires, 4-wheel alignment, new brake calipers, new rotors, recharged A/C system, total invoice 1,519,571 ¥ = $13,656.50 (at today’s exchange rate). 26,563 kms at delivery.

2014, 04 July, additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., new fuel pumps, new rear shocks and shock bushings, total invoice 1,000,000 ¥ = $8.987.06 (at today’s exchange rate). 27,086 kms at delivery.

2014, 31 July, additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., fluid service, total invoice 136,102 ¥ = $1.223.66 (at today’s exchange rate). 27,516 kms at delivery.

2014, 28 Aug., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., adjusted idle and checked fuel mixture, total invoice 322,013 ¥ = $2.893.95 (at today’s exchange rate). 27,690 kms at delivery.

2014, 15 Dec., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., cam belt, cam seals, tensioner bearings, total invoice 1,240,403 ¥ = $11.147.60 (at today’s exchange rate). 29,687 kms at delivery.

2015, 30 Mar., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., total invoice 514,364 ¥ = $4.625.04 (at today’s exchange rate). 30,564 kms at delivery.

2015, 31 Aug., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., total invoice 192,024 ¥ = $1.725.64 (at today’s exchange rate). 30,668 kms at delivery.

2015, 08 Oct., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., Classiche certification, total invoice 664,200 ¥ = $5.969.20 (at today’s exchange rate). Mileage not noted.

2015, 29 Oct., additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., total invoice 1,173,279 ¥ = $10.544.30 (at today’s exchange rate). 30,799 kms at delivery.

2016, 17 July, additional service completed by Cornes & Co. Ltd., transaxle overhauled, limited slip overhauled, total invoice 9,000,000 ¥ = $80.883.50 (at today’s exchange rate). 30,799 kms at delivery.

2017, May, on consignment at Michael Sheehan’s ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.