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post #1 of 15 Old 10-04-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have an offer to buy an F40

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well, i recieve an offer for buy an F40 for a very very good price. The history of the car is difficult and pathethic.The owner buy it in Italia in 2001 and he want to restore the car, taking out the gear box and engine and full open all.

Since 2001 and now, the car was stop in the same place, with the engine and gearbox dismounted. I need to talk with the owner, but i know he only needs a simbolic price to sell me the F40.


Im extremely excited, and i determinated to buy this car, but i suppose i need some years to complete the restoration of the car (10 years of inactivity of the car i think its ver very bad for all inernal pieces).

What do you think about this history? do you think its more cheap buy a normal F40? (impossible for me of course). Its possible make a restoration of an F40 with no more than 50.000 of inversion?


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post #2 of 15 Old 10-04-2011, 10:03 PM
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John go for it and I would do it!

A slow rebuild and placing it al back together bit by bit.

I have no idea if you save money or not - but sounds like a great adventure.

Best of luck and hope you have a strong heart that is equal to your pocketbook
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If you understand that the most expensive Ferrari you can buy is a cheap Ferrari and you can do a lot of the work yourself then buy it.

To spend Euro 50 000 on an F40 will be quick although I doubt you shall complete the restoration for that little.

Good Luck with it.
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hard to say without more info. purchase price, condition, ect. not necessarily a problem with sitting so long. when you get it back together, could be the lowest mileage, nicest one out there. who knows? more info needed.



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That's one of those cars where it makes sense to acquire, since even if you dump a couple hundred grand into it, it's still worth it in the long run. I say make it happen... even if it is a basket case.

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Do you have any pics of the car?
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post #7 of 15 Old 10-05-2011, 05:12 AM
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The crux of the issue is whether all of the parts are still there. If they are, then the restoration may proceed as you hope. If not, you'll either spend a fortune replacing them, or eventually sell the car as the current seller is doing.

Hard to say, but with the limited facts you've supplied, I'd lean towards purchasing it.

Godd luck!
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i appreciate all the answers. thank you very much


I have no more information yet. I need to wait a call to talk with the owner and visit the car. The car sits in a warehouse. I try to take pictures and talk to him and give you more details

many thanks. I know it is unlikely to fulfill that dream, but an F40 to me is the epitome car. This is the icon
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i appreciate all the answers. thank you very much


I have no more information yet. I need to wait a call to talk with the owner and visit the car. The car sits in a warehouse. I try to take pictures and talk to him and give you more details

many thanks. I know it is unlikely to fulfill that dream, but an F40 to me is the epitome car. This is the icon

I put down some ideas on what to look for when buying an F40 in this thread: http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/su...ing-guide.html

Hope it is useful.
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The sum value of the parts should be greater than the whole car.

If you don't restore the car, you can always sell Boxer any needed spares.

At a FL member discount of course (Boxer only).
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a third person buy the dismantled f40

i go to sleep, im sad
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a third person buy the dismantled f40

i go to sleep, im sad
My condolences, I am sure another will come along.
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a third person buy the dismantled f40

i go to sleep, im sad
I know that feeling - sorry!
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Hey John, sorry to hear you didn't get your hands on the F40.

Keep in contact with the new owner in case he gets tired of the project. He might even be helpful in sorting out all the bits and pieces making sure everything is there and intact for when you take over from his surrender.

Have a little grappa and try to cheer up, my friend.

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-14-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I people, thanks for all your words.

This things are difficult to finish same you like... but life its long and i think i can buy my beatiful ferrari 360 stradale or F40 in the future hehehe

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