F40 is Dark side of the Vroom

Ferrari F40

A PHENOMENAL Ferrari F40 once owned by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is up for grabs – but you’ll need to be in the pink to afford it.

The rare 200mph supercar will be auctioned at the glamorous Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month.

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

Rock guitarist legend Gilmour bought 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 stunning supercars and the legendary musicians then went on a dream roadtrip across Europe with their new wheels, all the way back to the UK.

Pink Floyd's Gilmour and Mason with their Ferraris
Pink Floyd’s Gilmour and Mason with their Ferraris

The Ferrari F40 is one of the most iconic and sought-after supercars of the 80s. A symbol of the Yuppie era.

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 jet.

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

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

Only 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.

As Floyd once sung in hit ‘Money’: “Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash, new car caviar four star daydream.”

Indeed Gilmour did…

Phil Lanning

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