Who knew after more than twenty-five years, the F40 would still be one of the best Ferraris of all time. Out of all the 1,300+ examples built around 1987 to 1991, one of them belongs to the great guitarist/musician/performer.
Legendary singer and songwriter Eric Clapton once bought a Ferrari F40 and it is now on sale at GVE London. For the record, Clapton sold his Ferrari F40 in 2003, which means he’s no longer the current owner of the said vehicle now on sale. Nevertheless, the supercar can be bought for a fairly reasonable price of just £925,000 (more or less 1.1 million USD). We think this is a great buy given the fact that the 1991 Ferrari F40 already has about 6,800 total mileage.
According to the listing, the current owner carries a complete record of services including its MOT history. In Great Britain, the MOT test is conducted yearly to ensure the car is safe, road worthy and has passed the emission testing requirements. As a matter of fact, it was also stated there that the vehicle had undergone a fuel system refresh in 2008. That means, Eric Clapton’s former Ferrari F40 is still in tip top shape after all these years.
Also, Clapton’s legendary Prancing horse still comes with its original tool kit and owner’s manual. Just like the rest of the Ferrari F40 1991 model, his Ferrari is powered by a 471hp, 2,936 cc F120A twin turbo V8 stock engine mated to a manual transmission.
It may not be entirely as good as new, but this particular F40 will prove to be more enjoyable and worth to have than any other cars on sale. But just in case this isn’t to your liking, GVE London has other legendary supercars including the Ferrari Testarossa from the hit TV soap Miami Vice and also Magnum PI’s iconic Ferrari 308 GTS.
If we ever try to look back on some of its history, you’d be surprised to know that the same Ferrari was the first production car to go beyond the 200 miles per hour limit. Well, partly because the F40 has a top speed of 201 miles per hour if that makes any sense. But still, that’s equivalent to running a top speed of up to 324 kilometers per hour. Not to mention, it only weighs 3,018 pounds or just about 1,369 kilograms. In short, these figures would definitely make it sound more interesting apart from the fact that it used to be Eric Clapton’s magnificent possession.