A destroyed 1991 Ferrari F40 that was brought back to life by the Gas Monkey Garage crew of the Discovery Channel show Fast ‘N’ Loud has sold at the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ for a whopping $742,500. Considering that this car only had 7,148 miles on the odometer, this might be considered a good deal to some.
The car, originally painted red, was totaled back in 2011 when a service-center employee crashed into a building, destroying most of the original body work and causing severe damage to the frame. The crew over at the Gas Monkey Garage is rumored to have bought the totaled F40 for $400,000 with the plan to rebuild the Italian supercar to a condition better than when it was originally sold.
This was going to be a challenge to pull off since the F40 was the benchmark for high-performance cars of its time and is still considered one the last true analog high-performance vehicles.
The body damage was repaired with help from Ferrari-certified technicians. Once the bodywork was repaired, the F40 was reborn in a coat of black paint with some sinister HRE three-piece wheels.
The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 was upgraded with a Tubi exhaust, rebuilt turbos, aluminum flywheels and a new clutch resulting in a new power output of 550 hp.