This 1991 Ferrari F40 was in an accident that resulted in frame damage, and its new owner knows it because of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report.
When the F40 went to auction this past Saturday, Barrett-Jackson pointed out that its CARFAX report indicates that an accident occurred on August 17, 2011. The F40 hit a fence, and while the airbags did not deploy, the vehicle history report shows severe damage and that the Ferrari F40 was towed after the accident.
The F40 was rebuilt by the crew from the Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud,” along with some help from a Ferrari restorations specialist and a lead technician for certified Ferrari and Lamborghini vehicles.
Barrett-Jackson says, “Great attention was taken to make the chassis equal or better than a stock F40.” A high-performance exhaust system and upgraded turbochargers were added, as well as adjustable shock absorbers that were built by Penske Racing.
Just over 1,300 Ferrari F40s were built between 1987 and 1992, and when the hammer dropped, this 1991 model sold for $643,500. While that price isn’t outlandish for a rare sports car like the F40, you’ll probably spend significantly less the next time you buy a used car. Additionally, you’ll want to know what’s on its vehicle history report.
If you’re starting your search for a used or certified pre-owned vehicle, check out our used car listings. Every vehicle listed includes vehicle history reported to CARFAX, which can include accidents, service history, mileage and the number of owners. Additionally, only CARFAX lets you narrow your search using these criteria, making it easy to shop for your next car with confidence.