Key to the highway: ex-Eric Clapton Ferrari F40 on sale at GVE London

UXBRIDGE, UK – January 20, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

  • Ferrari enthusiast Eric Clapton owned between 2000-2003
  • Only 10,881km from new, cared for by a handful of renowned Ferrari collectors
  • Independent supercar showroom, GVE London, specialises in Ferrari
  • GVE is the UK’s first full-service showroom with detailing, servicing and sales/purchasing on site
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Rock and roll legend Eric Clapton once owned this stunning 1991 Ferrari F40, which is now for sale at GVE London for £925,000. Clapton, a self-confessed Ferrari collector and enthusiast, owned this, one of the most famous supercars of the 80’s, between 2000 and 2003.


Having covered just 10,881 kilometres from new, this particular F40 has lead a highly pampered life. Presented for sale with its original tools and service books, which have been stamped at regular intervals by marque specialists, it’s evident that this F40 has been cared for throughout its life.

“F40s of this calibre don’t come along very often,” said GVE’s founder and managing director David Rai. “I doubt one with such amazing provenance and low mileage will appear in the classifieds for a while, so for it to be sold at GVE is very special.

“The F40 is a real poster car, and one of the most celebrated supercars of the 80’s. A modern classic that turns heads everywhere it goes, and it definitely gets a lot of attention here in the showroom. The fact it was once owned by Eric Clapton is the cherry on top!”


Owned by the previous, most recent owner for over a decade, this particular example has played a significant part in many Ferrari collections. First owned by renowned collectors, the Candrini family, who owned their own Ferrari showroom, it was then sold to a collector in the UK before finding its way to Eric Clapton.

Finished in the classic Rosso Corsa colour scheme, this later 1991 model comes with a factory-fitted catalytic converter and benefits from having had a highly advisable fuel system refresh in 2008. GVE London is also in the process of applying for this exceptional F40 to be Ferrari Classiche certified via the team in Maranello.


Just one of many amazing cars available on site, GVE London became the UK’s first full-service showroom with the addition of a five-bay detailing centre in late 2016. Situated at the heart of the 20,000 sq ft West London-based showroom also lies a servicing centre, with four ramps and six trained service technicians, many of whom have Ferrari main dealer experience.

Not only a one-stop-shop for supercar after-care, the company also has a dedicated team responsible for the sales and purchasing at the showroom, specialising in Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche models.


About GVE

GVE is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of luxury vehicles. With full dealership facilities in West London, GVE is proud to stock premium marques such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche and many more.

GVE’s team is led by founder and managing director, David Rai. With extensive experience in the finance sector, and most recently selling and export sector, David founded GVE in 2009.

GVE’s team specialises in sales, leasing, purchasing, servicing and detailing for new and pre-owned luxury cars. Its showroom is 20,000 sq ft, and is made up of a dedicated sales centre, service workshop and detailing booth.

Source: GVE London Ltd