This 1987 Ferrari F40 LM in French Racing Blue Is up for Auction

Going for $6 million USD.

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The latest automobile to hit RM Sotheby’s auction house is a very special 1987 Ferrari F40 LM. While the F40 is already a remarkable race car, this particular variant combines racing pedigree with historical significance.

Hard to miss, this F40 LM comes wrapped in French Racing Blue, with decals that tell of its involvement with the Pilot-Aldix racing team. This LM version takes the stock numbers of the twin-turbo engine (471-bhp, 201-mph), and cranks it up to over 700-bhp thanks to the enlarged IHI turbocharger, Weber-Marelli fuel injectors, and intercooler setup. The F40 has also be stripped of weight, sitting at just 1,050 kg. The cars chassis has also been stiffened, and the drivetrain has been matched with a race-ready transmission.

The purchaser may want to hold off on throwing this around on the track as it does hold historic significance in the racing world – participating twice in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 and 1996, and it is also the winner of the 1995 Anderstorp 4 Hours.

Set to go under the hammer on February 6, this one of 19 Competizione-spec Ferrari F40 LM is estimated to fetch somewhere between €4,500,000 EUR – €5,500,000 EUR (approximately $5,160,000 USD – $6,300,000 USD).

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