Gooding Amelia 2015 – 1991 Ferrari F40 Brings $1.6M

1991 Ferrari F40Despite Ferrari building triple the 399 units of the F40 initially planned, they are still pretty rare to see. Not exactly practical or comfy, the F40 and its twin-turbocharged V8 is what we think of as a point A to point A car. Much as a Corolla is a point A to point B car — you park it at work, for example, as point B.

The F40 is a car you leave from home, go for a blast, and bring it safely back to its garage.

In person, this F40 is surprisingly new and still striking. Most 1991 models feel positively retro these days, or just in a nasty in-between phase. But this F40 is such an icon that it is still quite a machine to observe.

We are struck by how short the wheelbase is. In photos, the width and low roof can make the F40 feel like a gigantic, Diablo-sized hypercar. But in reality, the F40 is extremely short! Just a tiny machine, overall, considering the scale of its legend in the car-guy world.

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