Bonham Auction house scores with a Ferrari F40 at the Greenwich Concours

Yesterday was the 22nd edition of the Greenwich Concours.  The annual event is held in New England at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Saturday and Sunday.  I missed the festivities on Saturday.  I was having too much fun in Atlantic City at the Borgata, watching Chris Rock perform a hilarious standup.  I did however, get back late, and still managed to wake up early for the 3-hour drive.  The drive was easy.  There was a little traffic but nothing worth writing home about…no phun intended.

Arriving around 11:30, before the main event, the Bonhams Auction, I was super excited.  After parking and taking a stroll to look at the goods I realized this Concours was plush with Ferraris and Porsches.  They knew I was coming.

 

There were some amazing vehicles in the auction.  A few of the highlights included:

 

  • Two tickets to The Quail event at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance
  • Fiat 500 Coupe 1971
  • Aston Martin DB4 1960
  • Jaguar E-Type 1967 Roadster
  • Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1968
  • Bugatti EB 110 1993
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG 2009

The highlight of auction was my favorite car of all time.  The Ferrari F40 in this example 1990.  It was stunning.  The bright red roadster just lit up the room.  Ferrari’s 40th anniversary super car was up for grabs. It didn’t hurt that they placed it literally front and center between the auctioneer and the bidders.  Placed in the middle of all the lots there was a huge build up to lot 164.  Once it arrived there was no turning back.  The bidding war was short and sweet.  The room was priced out.  There were three telephone bidders going back to back starting around $700,000.  When it finally resolved, the battle royal ended with winner dropping a $880,000 check on flawless example of the great Enzo Ferrari.  “No Ferrari road car is more closely associated with Enzo Ferrari than the F40, the final project under the direction of Il Commendatore before his death in 1988”.

 

1990 Ferrari F40

2.936cc DOHC Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine

478bhp at 7,000rpm

Electronic Fuel Injection

5-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Independent Suspension

4-Wheel Disc Brake

 

There was nowhere to go but down after this.  I had to end the Concours there.  It was raining and getting late.  The room roared when the hammer slammed.  The end.

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