"TEST DRIVES ONLY WITH CASH IN HAND"!
There’s no point in waxing poetic about the Ferrari F40 because most of you already know all about the legendary supercar. Just in case you need to catch up, here’s a quick primer. The F40 was the last Ferrari personally signed off on by Enzo Ferrari and is a symbol of a bygone era, one where supercars were all about raw speed and power, not so much luxury refinement. F40 sales aren't the rarest thing in the world, but this may be the first (and perhaps only) example to ever hit the pages of Craigslist.
There are many, many reasons why you wouldn’t expect to see an F40 listed on Craigslist. For starters, only 1,315 were made. Naturally that means the analog supercar doesn’t come up for sale very often. Still, we saw one for sale on eBay a while back so perhaps this listing was more an inevitability rather than an anomaly. It was posted by San Francisco Sports Cars and is a 1990 (production was from 1987-1992) with 7,234 miles on it. Like all production-spec F40s it is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 478 horsepower, with all the action controlled by a five-speed manual transmission. And like all F40s—save for a few—the interior is incredibly Spartan. But again, that’s because the focus is on driving and all-out speed.
Despite seeming down on power when compared to today’s supercars the F40 could do 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 201 mph. This example seems to have been well-maintained, at least if the ad is any indication. The dealership says documentation for all service and maintenance is included, along with the original tool kit and owner’s manual. A major service was also done in July 2014, something that should save the new owner a couple of bucks (thousands). Despite the fact that F40s aren’t sold often and that this one seems to be in good condition with low mileage there doesn’t seem to be much interest in it. This ad was posted almost three weeks ago and the Ferrari is still listed in the dealership’s online inventory. What's up?
Perhaps the asking price of $1.49 million is too high? The F40 joined the million dollar club last summer and a peek at listings on JamesEdition shows only six F40s for sale, only one of which is in the US. All prices are only available on request, though. While we can’t exactly say if this price is too high we do know one thing: No one goes looking for a car on Craigslist that’s priced at over a million dollars. We are trying to change that, but for now it’s just how the world works.