RM to auction Ferrari F40 prototype in Monaco

Ferrari-F40-Proto-i001 RM Auctions has added a rare Ferrari F40 Prototype to its Monaco event, due May 12 at the Grimaldi Forum. The car is one of a mere eight F40 Prototypes known to exist; it was converted into GT racing spec by Michelotto, and was most recently housed in the garage of a Milanese collector.

he sixth of eight cars used by the factory for testing, it is chassis number 74047. It was displayed t the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, with GT modifications made subsequently. Its ride height is lower by 5 cm. It produces 590 hp and boasts Brembo brakes, racing uniball suspension, quick-fill fuel system, extra NACA cooling ducts, fire system, and wider, Speedline wheels.

It still wears the colours it had when winning two first and two second-place podium finishes in the Italian Supercar GT Champsionship.

Estimated worth is between 700,000 and 900,000 euros.