- The story behind the green F40! - Image from lale

How the green Ferrari F40 came to be!

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Eugenio Amos, otherwise known as @automobiliamos is a car collector and racing driver. The Italian has raced in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, along with the Blancpain Endurance series, and has a few podiums to show for it! Amongst Amos' car collection is a Porsche 993 GT2 RS, a RUF Turbo R and a Mercedes CLK GTR, so it's safe to say that he has a great taste in cars!

Eugenio is a lover of the military green colour, proved here with his GT2 RS! - Image from @Automobiliamos

Eugenio's latest addition to his collection is a Ferrari F40, which the racing driver purchased at auction. Released in 1987, the F40 was limited to just 300 units and instantly became one of Ferrari's greatest models. The F40 is powered by a 2.9L V8 engine, producing 471BHP, a 0-60MPH time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 201MPH. The release price of the F40 in 1987 was $400,000, but these days, F40s can sell for anything up to $3.6 million!

This F40 is Amos' second, having sold his first last year. As with most F40s, the car was finished in Rosso Corsa, but it's new owner had other plans! Eugenio planned to paint the car in Verde Abetone, a colour which he felt was suitable for the era of the car, as well as being a colour that Eugenio loved!

Amos purchased his second Ferrari F40 at auction - Image from @Automobiliamos

The whole transformation took place in Amos' home country in Italy, where it spent 3 months in the paint shop! Amos found that once the Rosso Corsa colour had been removed, it left imperfections in the body work. When Ferrari debuted the car, it was among the first cars to have body panels made of fibre glass and carbon kevlar, so imperfections were a regular sight, but difficult to get out.

The car was in the paint shop for 3 months! - Image from @Automobiliamos

The racing driver had the interior transformed too. The seats and headliner were covered in alcantara in a colour named 'Cuoio Schedoni', named after a company that made bespoke Ferrari luggage bags to go with models when delivered to their new owners.

Now completed, the car stands out from the usual Rosso Corsa finished Ferrari F40s in existence and a very proud Eugenio intends to keep the car in his own collection.

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Comments (15)
  • I don't know what just happend.... but something like that drove past my window. Either I'm stupid or.... 🤔🤔🤔😱

    3 months ago
  • Absolutely Stunning. Purists be dammed. I'd do the same. It was done correctly #1. And #2 not OVER THE TOP stupid. Just a fantastic color for a great car.

    1 year ago
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