Ex-Ferrari F1 Driver Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari F40 Races to Upcoming London Auction Alongside Ultra-Exclusive Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

201021 Gerhard Berger - 1990 Ferrari F40 (678.1)


  • RM Sotheby’s has added an iconic Ferrari F40 to its auction catalogue for the upcoming Online Only: London sale
  • This specific Ferrari F40 is currently owned by ex-Ferrari F1 driver Gerhard Berger and comes complete with detailed service documentation and Classiche Certification
  • A second and ultra-exclusive Ferrari is also up for sale in the form of the 1-of-80 limited edition 599 SA Aperta
  • One-of-86 1992 Porsche 964 Turbo S Lightweight adds further exclusivity to an already stellar lineup of some of the world’s finest and most sought-after collector cars
  • Bidding opens at 10:00 am EDT on Monday, 26 October with lots closing in a staggered format beginning at 9:00 am EDT on Saturday, 31 October
  • Collectors wishing to bid in the upcoming sale can register at rmsothebys.com

LONDON, ENGLAND – October 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s has added a stunning 1990 Ferrari F40 to the upcoming Online Only: London auction on behalf of its current owner, ex-Ferrari F1 driver Gerhard Berger. This particular example was completed at the Maranello factory on 27 March 1990 and has covered an impressive 30,000 km in that time.

The F40 was launched to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary and was also the last-ever production car to be signed-off by the late great Enzo Ferrari himself. Since this example rolled off the production line, it resided with owners in Singapore and Japan, before it was acquired and imported to Germany in 2016 where the official Ferrari dealership, Penske Sportwagen Hamburg, completed a comprehensive service with no expense spared. Work included new belts, tyres, brake discs and callipers and cam-belt, but one aspect that’s never required major attention is the original paint paintwork that remains in beautiful factory condition. The car is offered in non-catalytic converter and no adjustable suspension specification and benefits from no less than €79,000 of work that was undertaken in December 2017 (Est. £900,000-£1,100,000).

201021 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta (Credit – Filip Vido ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

201021 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight (Credit – Stephan Bauer ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight

Also joining the consignments at the Online Only: London auction is another iconic Ferrari in the form of the 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta. This example is one of only 80 SA Apertas ever made and has become a highly prized addition to any car collection given its rarity and beautiful styling. The SA Aperta is based off the focused 599 GTO’s chassis and drivetrain, however Ferrari engineers softened the suspension and tuned the exhaust to make the SA Aperta more comfortable for long-distance cruising. Presented in Grigio Silverstone over a Cuoio leather interior, this 599 SA Aperta is equipped with a number of desirable options including numerous carbon fibre options— carbon fibre racing seats trimmed in Cuoio, carbon fibre central bridge, and carbon fibre door sills. Further interior options include stitching in Charcoal, gunmetal grey seat belts, and a full Cuoio dashboard. This European-specification example has been driven less than 1,000 km from new and presents in outstanding condition (Est. £850,000-£1,050,000).

With rare Porsches already announced for the London sale, collectors will be delighted to see another rare and desirable limited-edition Stuttgart legend joining the auction; a one-of-86 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight. One owner from new, this outstanding example is chassis no. 39 (FIN: WPOZZZ96ZPS479039) and has covered 131,000 km since new and benefits from a complete, yet meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration in 2019 to bring it back to original factory condition. The impeccable history comes with full-service history, purchase receipts and Porsche factory certification. This is undoubtedly one of the headline lots when bidding opens for Online Only: London on 26 October (Est. £680,000-£800,000).

201021 1955 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter (Credit – ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1955 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter

201021 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé 'Factory Development' (Credit – ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé ‘Factory Development’

In addition to these three incredible cars, the Online Only: London sale will also feature numerous other coveted cars including:

  • Comprehensively restored and retaining its original engine, a 1955 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter, the seventh of only 15 production examples built in 1955 (Est. £1,100,000-£1,300,000);
  • Driven by both Norman Dewis and Paul Frére, 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé, retained by Jaguar for press and development use and the 10th production E-Type Fixed Head Coupé built (Est. £395,000-£495,000);
  • A 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage, the first distinct Vantage model and having been in storage for over a decade (Est. £375,000-£425,000);
  • Equipped with its original engine, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5, retaining a number of interesting features from new and originally finished in Silver Birch (Est. £375,000-£425,000);
  • Allegedly the only Carrera RS 3.0 fitted with a factory electric sliding roof, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0, one of only 56 examples produced and retaining its original engine (Est. £800,000-£1,000,000);
  • A UK-delivery 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG, one of forty RHD examples produced (Est. £190,000-£210,000);
  • Offered from just two owners since new, a 2006 Ford GT Roush 600 RE Heritage, the sixth of 10 GTs converted to 600 RE specifications by Roush Europe and showing less than 11,800 miles (Est. £250,000-£300,000).

To learn more, view an updated list of lots or register to bid in the Online Only: London auction, visit rmsothebys.com.


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