News from the BBR camp includes another variant of the loved Ferrari F40. This one is labelled as Ferrari F40 Valeo S/N 79883 “Personal car Gianni Agnelli”. And is noted as the first-ever automatic F40! Sorry, we have no pre-production photos to share. There is also the new Ferrari 275 GTB Spider NART in Red with leather interior. Each piece here is resin, sealed and executed in 1:18 scale.
About the F40… “Ferrari F40 Valeo, The World’s Only Automatic F40. When we think of legendary Ferrari models, the Ferrari F40 instantly comes to mind. The now-legendary Ferrari F40 is considered to be the “greatest Ferrari ever produced” by Ferrari enthusiasts and the worldwide petrolhead community alike, and that doesn’t surprise me at all. The Ferrari F40 was built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ferrari and it was the very last Ferrari that was approved and partly developed by the man himself, Enzo Ferrari before his death in 1988.
However rare and desirable these 1,311 Ferrari F40’s are today, there is one F40, in particular, that is even rarer and it stands out from the rest, want to know more?
This is the Ferrari F40 “Valeo”. , it looks like any other Ferrari F40 doesn’t it? it is one of a kind F40 and has some unique features that make this particular specimen stand out from the rest. What are these unique features? the Ferrari F40 “Valeo” features a full black interior instead of the standard bright red interior. The Ferrari F40 “Valeo” is one of those Ferrari’s that not even the most die-hard members of the “Tifosi” knew about, why? Because it featured an automatic transmission, yes you read that correctly. The Ferrari F40 “Valeo” was manufactured especially for Gianni Agnelli, who at the time was the long-serving chairman of the Fiat group.
Because Mr. Agnelli was such a car collector, naturally he wanted a Ferrari F40 to add to his large car collection. However, there was one big problem. Mr. Agnelli suffered a serious leg injury in a car crash in his younger years, as a result, this lingering leg injury made it nearly impossible for Mr. Agnelli to drive any vehicle with a conventional manual transmission, however, this didn’t change his desire to shift gear himself so as a result it was left to the Ferrari engineers to come up with a solution, and that they did.”
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