David Gilmour’s classic car 200mph Ferrari F40 to be auctioned off at Goodwood Festival of Speed


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A STUNNING Ferrari F40 first owned by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is up for sale.

The 200mph supercar will go under the hammer at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed auction.

Ferrari F40 has no estimate at auction but could fetch £1million

There’s currently no estimate on the rare model but it could fetch up to £1million.

Rock legend Gilmour purchased the 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta direct from Maranello, Italy – the home of Ferrari – after the band’s Modena leg of their Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour in July 1988.

Fellow bandmate Nick Mason also picked up one of the sleek sports cars and the moment the duo bagged the awesome motors was caught on camera, with the pair visibly beaming with glee.

The legendary musicians then proceeded to road trip across Europe with their new wheels, all the way back to the UK.

Gilmour, who has also achieved stardom as a platinum-selling solo artist and is known as an avid classic car collector, was also pictured with the motor in 1991 at a Silverstone Track Day.

Gilmour and Mason collected the F40s from the Ferrari factory during world tour
Car collector Gilmour took his 200mph F40 to a Silverstone track day

The Ferrari F40 is one of the most iconic supercars of the 1980s.

It was developed from the Group B Ferrari 288 GTO, and was powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine – producing over 478bhp and was marketed as a racing car for the road.

The car can hit speeds of 201mph – comparable to the take-off speed of a Eurofighter Typhoon.

Inside it’s stripped back with just a pair of body contoured seats.

The distinctive bodywork with its trademark spoiler continues to make the F40 recognisable today as one of the world’s most influential super cars – fitting for its former superstar owner.

Interior stands out with red racing, bucket seats

Just 1,315 were built – although this was way more than initial planned run of just 400 – and had an list price of £163,000 (£417,000 in today’s money).

With an undisclosed estimate price, the ex-Gilmour F40 is offered for auction by Bonhams at Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place June 30.

Source: The Sun

 


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