Join Date: Aug 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,137
Just watched the Fast n Loud episode where they completed the rebuild of the F40. Customising as they went along. Black Recaro seats, pop up headlights replaced with cooling louvres, fog lamps replaced with led lights, new wheels, black paint with F40 motif on rear wing highlighted in red, engine mods to give a claimed 550 hp etc. It seems that the original chassis was so bent that when they tried to reinstall the motor and gearbox after chassis work, the motor would not line up with the motor mounts. So they simply removed the motor mounts and welded them in where the motor would line up. They also delighted in giving the front bulkhead a few big smacks with a hammer to get the connection for the brake lights to work.
They say that they paid $400k for the wrecked F40 and spent another $295k on parts and labour. They sold it for $800k. Well a friend of theirs paid the $400k for the wrecked F40 and this same friend paid them $400k for their work to secure the black modded F40.
Laugh out loud moment when they drove it around a track and then asked why Ferrari did not get it right the first time. As they so obviously had.
Current: 365BB, 550 bluebird and a few 911's
Past: 246gt, 512BB, 308 GTB "Michalone" and a few 911's