Cars We Sold

1993 Ferrari F40 LM Serial Number 97881


Lead photograph of 1993 Ferrari F40 LM Serial Number 97881


Make   Ferrari Model   F40 LM
Year   1993 Serial #   97881
Engine #   016 VIN   ZFFGX34X000097881
Engine Type   F 120 B Chassis Type   F 120 B
Build Sequence #   15 Number Built   20
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Wettach Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Yes Current Location   Australia


Ferrari F40 LM s/n 97881, the 15th of only 19 F40 LMs built. F40 LM s/n 97881 has just finished a cosmetic restoration, is fully sorted, will pass any rational cosmetic or mechanical pre–purchase inspection, and is ready to go. It is both cosmetically and mechanically “as–new” and would make the ultimate addition to any Ferrari collection. This F40 LM was built new in European GTC specifications and was quoted by Michelotto, when delivered to the first owner, at a staggering 785 hp.


S/n 97881. Engine # 016. Gearbox # 18. Build # 15, the 15th of 19 F40 LMs built. New with GTC specifications.

1993, 6 Aug., delivered new to Ed Wettach, Jackson, MS.

1997, 8 Apr., as per Ed, the IMSA cars were 700hp and his is quoted by the factory at 785hp!

1997, 9 Apr., as per conversation, not motivated to sell!

1997, 16 Nov., as per conversation with Ed, still not motivated to sell.

1998, 2 Jan., as per Dave Seibert, photos by Rick Dole. Will have Ed contact him and FedEx photos to me, etc.

1998, 03 Jan., for sale in Ferrari Market Letter Volume 23, no.1, by Mike Sheehan. Sorted and ready to go. Ferrari trades considered. Priced to sell. Half page display ad.

1998, 20 Jan., as per Ed’s call, the full VIN is ZFFGX34X000097881.

1998, 31 Jan., listed for sale in FML Volume 23 no 3. by Mike Sheehan, half page display ad.

1999, 3 Sept., sold to a client, Melbourne, Australia.

1999, 09 Oct., flown to Melbourne Australia on Quanta’s, flight 7556. Shipping $7,062.00.

1999, 04 Nov., shown and demonstrated at the FCA (Ferrari Club Australia) National meeting track day at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, red/black, LHD.

2000, 29 Feb., shown and demonstrated at Phillip Island GP circuit. Red/black.

2000, 8 July, shown and demonstrated at Phillip Island, Ferrari Club of Australia track day.

2000, 17–21 Oct., shown and demonstrated at the Ferrari Club of Australian National Rally, Canberra. Red/black. Unregistered. Victoria.

2001, 24–25 Feb., shown and demonstrated at Phillip Island Circuit Concours, Australia. Red.

2002, 18 Feb., e–mail from Scott Davis to telaio:

Subject: Re: F50GT1 S/N 003

I believe that Noske lapped Phillip Island in the F40LM at around 1 minute 32 seconds. The 360 Challenge cars go around in about 1 minute 42 seconds. I think the lap record is 1 minute 22 seconds; but I am not entirely sure on that.

2002, 24 Feb., per D. Duigan, this car was at the Phillip Island Classic Motor Races.

2006, September, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s

See Cavallino #78, Dec. 1993/Jan. 1994, pg. 32–35 for detailed spec. information on these cars.

See Prancing Horse, # 111, second quarter, 1994, pages 22 to 25, for track test of this car.

See Cavallino Magazine, # 125, pages 44 to 49, for the definitive article on the F40 LMs, F40 GTs and F40 LM GTEs.

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.