Incredibly rare Sultan of Brunei Ferrari F40 goes on sale

Have a few million lying about? Need a new car? We’ve found just the thing for you. Low mileage, electric windows, just 6,373 miles and one very careful owner…

It’s a £2 million Ferrari F40, formerly owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Probably not an ideal first car, but the Sultan’s Ferrari has a lot to recommend it.

The F40 was originally only available in left-hand drive, but Italian design house Pininfarina produced seven examples specially for the Sultan, with the steering wheel on the right-hand side.

As well as being one of just a handful of RHD models, this particular car also features power windows – replacing the original wind-up units. It has seats taken from the F40LM racing car, and the headlining has been sculpted out to allow taller drivers to take the wheel.

Covering just 6,373 miles from new, it benefits from a recent restoration totalling £115,000.

Even without these special editions, the F40 is a pretty magical car. Often lauded as the finest supercar ever built, it features a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, developing 471bhp and 577Nm of torque – impressive numbers today, let alone in 1987, when the car began production.

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It gained numerous accolades for its unrivalled driving experience and amazing performance, with contemporary reviews describing it as a race car for the road. It was also the final car to be approved by the brand’s figurehead, Enzo Ferrari, before his death in 1988.

This car is on sale at Berkshire-based Talacrest, a specialist Ferrari dealer. The price is estimated at £2 million.

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